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Learn to Sail - Adult Beginners

Dinghy Level 1 – Learn to Sail

Come join us at Thames Sailing Club for a fun and informative weekends sailing on the River Thames. Generally with light winds and a relaxed atmosphere Thames Sailing Club is a perfect place to learn to sail and enjoy the beauty of the river.

The RYA's Dinghy Level 1 course is aimed at people with little to no sailing experience. We will take you through the basic steps of rigging and getting the boat onto the water. After some practice at land drills teaching you to tack the boat, we will head out onto the river for your first challenge of sailing across the wind. The course will include theory on how a boat works as well as getting to grips with tying knots. The course will start at 9.30 am and we aim to finish at 5.00 pm. Times are subject to change depending on weather and river conditions.


Dinghy Level 2 – Basic Skills

After taking your first steps in the RYA level 1 course the level 2 course will start to develop your sailing skills making you more independent on the water. Often seen as the driving licence of sailing, once you have successfully completed your RYA DL2 you can hire boats at any RYA centre (depending on the weather conditions!)

TSC courses follow the RYA syllabus for Level 1 and 2. The courses are taught using the club boats which are mainly Omegas and Picos.

The course will start at 9.30 am and we aim to finish at 5.00 pm. Times are subject to change depending on weather and river conditions.


Already done some sailing and not sure where to start?

If you would feel confident to get into a boat and set out onto the water without an instructor on board then book onto the level 2 course. If you would feel unsure about taking out a boat alone then level 1 is the course for you.

If you are interested in finding out more information about the course then please email: training@thamessailingclub.co.uk


Book now by filling in the online booking form

If you are a club member please email training@thamessailingclub.co.uk for the discount code.


RYA Dinghy - Level 1

Course Dates:22/04/17 - 23/04/17
Course Length:2 Days
Course Fee:£140 club members, £150 non-members

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RYA Dinghy - Level 2

Course Dates:29/04/17 - 30/04/17
Course Length:2 Days
Course Fee:£140 club members, £150 non-members

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RYA Dinghy - Level 1

Course Dates:03/06/17 - 04/06/17
Course Length:2 Days
Course Fee:£140 club members, £150 non-members

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RYA Dinghy - Level 2

Course Dates:24/06/17 - 25/06/17
Course Length:2 Days
Course Fee:£140 club members, £150 non-members

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RYA Dinghy - Level 1

Course Dates:08/07/17 - 09/07/17
Course Length:2 Days
Course Fee:£140 club members, £150 non-members

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RYA Dinghy - Level 2

Course Dates:05/08/17 - 06/08/17
Course Length:2 Days
Course Fee:£140 club members, £150 non-members

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RYA Dinghy - Level 1

Course Dates:09/09/17 - 10/09/17
Course Length:2 Days
Course Fee:£140 club members, £150 non-members

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RYA Dinghy - Level 2

Course Dates:16/09/17 - 17/09/17
Course Length:2 Days
Course Fee:£140 club members, £150 non-members

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RYA Dinghy - Level 1

Course Dates:07/10/17 - 08/10/17
Course Length:2 Days
Course Fee:£140 club members, £150 non-members

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RYA Dinghy - Level 2

Course Dates:14/10/17 - 15/10/17
Course Length:2 Days
Course Fee:£140 club members, £150 non-members

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Last updated 21:55 on 26 January 2017

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