Beginner 2-day Sailing Courses
RYA Level 1 or Level 2

Photo of two people learning to sail a yacht on the sea

"Fantastic location & instruction!"

Bay Sea School is unique in the North West. It's the 'go to' place for adults to learn to sail on the sea on a 22ft yacht (also called a keelboat). 

This RYA Training Centre is very different in other ways too. John the Principal & Chief Instructor is not just an ordinary sailing instructor but a highly experienced Yachtmaster Instructor & Examiner as well as the award-winning RYA 'Instructor of the Year.' He also inspects other training centres on behalf of the RYA. So your safety on the water is very important at Bay Sea School.

Complete sailing novice? 
Book a 2-day Beginner Level course starting with Level 1.

Done some sailing or even a Competent Crew course? 
Book a 2-day Beginner Level course. You can join in at Level 1 or Level 2 and develop your sailing skills as the skipper.

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Beginner Courses  (4 days tuition in total)

  • Level 1 RYA Start Sailing - 2-day course & gentle introduction to keelboat/yacht sailing for complete beginners
  • Level 2 RYA Basic Skills - 2-day course to develop your sailing, reefing, MOB & anchoring

You'll be amazed at how much you pick up during your first two days of sailing tuition. Over a total of four days tuition, Level 1 followed by Level 2, you'll experience all the basics of how to be skipper & crew of a small yacht on the sea.

Bay Sea School prefer to restrict numbers on their keelboat courses to 3 people but can accommodate 4 students if necessary. The instructor stays with you on the boat providing personalised instruction throughout your course. When you book a 2-day beginner course you can do either Level 1 or Level 2. If you're not sure, you can decide which level is best for you when you arrive and have a chance to experience what's involved. 

Expert sailors know the best way to learn to sail is on a small boat rather than a cruising yacht. Keelboats are the perfect option for adult beginners. With a winning combination of manoeuvrability and stability they're the ideal choice for less agile adult beginners. You get a great hands-on feel for sailing on a boat that won't capsize! 

These excellent RYA keelboat courses teach the basic dinghy syllabus which is adapted for yacht sailing on the sea. There's lots of additional safety information too, specifically for adults interested in yacht cruising. Learning to sail with Bay Sea School you'll be taught by mature instructors each with over 25 years sailing experience on the sea! 

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What's included with my course fee?

  • RYA Sailing Logbook (G4)
  • RYA Start Sailing Handbook (G3)
  • RYA course completion certificate
  • Use of sailing waterproof trousers & jackets if required
  • All the necessary safety equipment including life-jacket

 Please note: If the weather is unsuitable for sailing, alternative dates will be agreed. 

Please make a note of your start time below when booking your sailing course. 

Start Time Finish Places Available
2019 SAILING DATES      
Sat 6/4/2019 9 am Sun 7/4/2019 1
Mon 8/4/2019 10 am Tue 9/4/2019 1
Good Friday 19/4/2019 9 am  Sat 20/4/2019 1
Tue 23/4/2019 10.30 am Wed 24/4/2019 1
Bank Holiday Weekend
Sat 4/5/2019
8.30 am Sun 5/5/2019 1
Bank Holiday
Mon 6/5/2019
9 am Tue 7/5/2019 3
Mon 20/5/2019 9 am Tue 21/5/2019 2
Mon 17/6/2019 9 am Tue 18/6/2019 2
Wed 19/6/2019 9.30 am Thu 20/6/2019 3

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