Specialists in yacht sailing tuition
on the sea!
Bay Sea School is unique on the North West coast, providing RYA sailing courses for adult beginners & improvers on a 22ft keelboat or small yacht on Morecambe Bay.
Book a 2-day Beginner Level course.
Done a Competent Crew course?
Book a 2-day Beginner Level course.
This RYA beginners' course (Keelboat Levels 1 & 2) covers all the basics of how to be skipper & crew on a small yacht. Both levels run together which makes it easy for you to join in and develop your existing sailing even if you're not a complete beginner.
Scroll down the page for course dates & bookings
Learn to Sail on a Small Boat First
Experts know the best way to learn to sail is on a small boat not a larger cruising yacht. To many people that implies dinghies. But there's another brilliant option for adult beginners - Keelboats. They're more comfortable and forgiving than small dinghies. With the ideal combination of manoeuvrability and stability, keelboats are perfect for the less agile adult beginner. You get a great feel for sailing right from the start. And you stay safely in the boat at all times!
2-day RYA Courses
These excellent RYA keelboat courses focus entirely on showing you all the basic practical skills of how to sail a small yacht on the sea. The syllabus is packed full of essential safety information. It's easy to transfer these basic sailing skills to a larger cruising yacht later.
2-day Beginner Level Course (two stages)
- Level 1 RYA Start Sailing - Gentle introduction to sailing for complete beginners
- Level 2 RYA Basic Skills - More sailing, reefing, MOB & anchoring.
You'll be amazed at how much you pick up during your first two days of sailing tuition. Don't leave it too long to complete your beginners course with Level 2 though!
Sailing Experience before Day Skipper
If you've done a Competent Crew course and intend moving straight on to Day Skipper practical, you'll probably benefit from more hands-on experience with helming, sail settings and wind awareness etc. A keelboat beginner level course is ideal to practise these key sailing skills. The more competent you are with your own sailing ability, the more your crew will trust and respect you as the skipper!
What do I need?
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.
|Sat 14/04/2018||8.30 am||Sun 15/04/2018||FULL|
|Mon 16/04/2018||9 am||Tue 17/04/2018||FULL|
|Mon 30/04/2018||9 am||Tue 01/05/2018||1|
|Tue 15/05/2018||9 am||Wed 16/05/2018||3|
|Thur 31/05/2018||9.30 am||Fri 01/06/2018||2|
|Sat 02/06/2018||10.30 am||Sun 03/06/2018||3|
|Thur 14/06/2018||9 am||Fri 15/06/2018||1|
|Thur 28/06/2018||9 am||Fri 29/06/2018||1|
|Sat 30/06/2018||9.30 am||Sun 01/07/2018||2|
|Thur 12/07/2018||8.30 am||Fri 13/07/2018||3|
|Mon 16/07/2018||10.30 am||Tue 17/07/2018||3|
|Thur 26/07/2018||8.30 am||Fri 27/07/2018||3|
|Sat 28/07/2018||9 am||Sun 29/07/2018||3|
|Sat 25/08/2018||8.30 am||Sun 26/08/2018||3|
|Mon 27/08/2018||9 am||Tue 28/08/2018||3|
|Mon 10/09/2018||9 am||Tue 11/09/2018||3|
|Wed 12/09/2018||10 am||Thur 13/09/2018||3|
|Mon 24/09/2018||8.30 am||Tue 25/09/2018||3|
"Learnt a lot in 2 days!"
" The whole day was terrific. I really enjoyed it"
"The instructors complemented each other and were really knowledgeable"
I most liked...
"the balance of theory & practical and the opportunity for plenty of 'hands-on' practice.
Deirdre's explanation of rules of the road was excellent"
"the personal attention of the instructor, the boat and equipment"
"how the theory backed up the practical & the amount of practical"
"the detail and thoroughness of the instruction"
"gaining a clearer understanding of the basic skillsto improve my overall confidence"
"the feeling of sailing close to the wind and how everyone worked as a team"
"Excellent good all-round course. Deirdre is an excellent teacher"