Croydon Sailing Club is an official RYA Training Centre offering a number of opportunities for adult (18+) non-sailors to learn to sail on our official RYA Level 1 courses. Existing sailors can improve their skills on our official RYA Level 2 course and those out of practice sailors can get back on the water via informal refresher days.
2020 Season Courses have now all been cancelled due to Covid 19 Restrictions and Social distancing can not be maintained during instruction and rescue procedures.
Next Year 2021 if we are able to return to instruction safely the dates will be advertised and those who have already expressed interest will be sent details of the dates of the courses . Below is a summary of what the club has arranged in previous years .
The cost of a 2 day Level 1 course is £180 per person which includes: £30 temporary 6 months membership of the club; course hand book and certificates logbook and buoyancy aids . There are 12 places available, day courses run from 9.30 am to 5.30pm and the course is undertaken in our training boats comprising of Laser Picos, ( single-hander) and Hartley 12.2s ( double-hander ) dinghies suitable for our lake size. Temporary membership enables anyone completing the Start Sailing Course to attend “Go Sailing” on Wednesday and Friday Night’s; (April to August when the nights shorten with dusk around 7:30pm) ; and Saturday afternoons 2-5pm. Members who do not have their own boat pay £25 per year to use club boats at these sessions which contributes to the maintenance and insurance of the fleet of club boats our offer is inclusive of this fee.
The Level 2 course costs £150 to club members and priority for the 12 places is given to adults who have completed a level 1 course with the club and will probably be arranged for late summer ( date to be advised).
During the Spring , the Club has regular sessions with an instructor who can offer advice and coaching to Level 1 and Level 2 sailors on Saturday afternoons in May which can help those who have not sailed all winter refresh their skills and instructors can set up practice courses or exercises on the water to develop skills. A Ladies group is co-ordinated within Wednesday Night Adult sailing. When there are not coaching sessions members run Go Sailing sessions by volunteering to take a turn as beachmaster and powerboat helm. The club aims to help new sailors progress and get out on the water with other members and to take up regular sailing.
| Thurs in April and Fri school term time
End of April start of Spring
| Youth Beginner Sailing Course- On Board certificate awarded 2 days 10-4pm £70 opportunity to complete RYA Stage 1 on following Fridays.
One weekend – 2 days RYA LEVEL 1 Start Sailing Course 9:30- to 5:30pm Adult Course- places available.
& Sunday in May around late Spring bank Holiday weekend
|One weekend – 2 days RYA LEVEL 1 Start Sailing – 12 places available- Adults – 9:30-5:30pm|
|Sunday in June||Push The Boat Out Day – 11am – 3pm usually a Sunday in June
Thinking of taking a course to learn to sail a dinghy ? – Book a taster sail at our open day before committing to a 2 day course .
Sessions last approx 1 hour 11am, 12noon, 1pm and 2pm
To register for a session email The Secretary with details of participants, ages and preferred time slot.
| September or
| SAT & SUN RYA Level 2 Basic Skills
£180 or £150 to club members. 9:30 to 5:30pm including logbook and handbook if you do not have one, equipment and buoyancy aid
RYA Start Racing
During Spring the club is arranges to provide Youth Improvers training for its members who have completed Youth Stage 1 on alternate Friday evenings April to June – parents must remain on site.
If you would like to book please email your details to firstname.lastname@example.org