Sailing has been used as means of transport for thousands of years, but it took off as a leisure activity around 400 years ago in Holland.

Once you get out on the water it isn’t difficult to see why it has become such a widely beloved sport – if you love an adventure in the fresh air, small boat sailing is for you.

Take your family, go with friends, or even by yourself, leaving the stress of daily life behind on the land. People of all ages take up dinghy and keelboat sailing, and it also has the benefit of being a very adaptable sport, meaning a wide range of impairments can be catered for – making sailing an incredibly inclusive sport.

Try our Sailing taster sessions, or take a 2-day RYA Course – full details below.

 

Where?

Royal Victoria Dock

When?

Try Sailing (taster sessions)

Introducing you to sailing as a one-off experience or an entry point to taking part in one of our courses.  All equipment will be provided.

Adult Tasters – suitable for age 18+. No prior experience required

Dates
Sunday 2nd July
Saturday 26th August
Saturday 9th September

Time
10:00 – 12:00

Price: £31.60 per session

Minimum number: 4
Maximum number: 12


RYA National Covering Body Courses

RYA L1 Sailing

Formal 2-day Learn to Sail course of instruction taking place over a weekend.  By the end of the course you will have a basic understanding of boat handling techniques and will be able to sail a small boat under instruction.  Successful participants will receive the RYA Level 1 course completion certificate. 

Pre-requisites: suitable for age 18+. No prior experience required.

Dates
24th – 25th June
5th – 6th August
16th – 17th September 

Time
09:30 – 16:30 (each day)

Cost
£151.60 per person

Minimum number: 4
Maximum number: 12

RYA L2 Sailing

Formal 2-day course of instruction taking place over a weekend to improve sailing technique.  By the end of the course the successful sailor will be safety conscious, have a basic knowledge of sailing and be capable of sailing a small dinghy without an instructor in light winds.  Successful participants will receive the RYA Level 2 course completion certificate. 

Pre-requisites: Age 18+. Participants must hold RHA Level 1 or be able to demonstrate an equivalent level of knowledge and experience.

Dates
12th – 13th August
7th – 8th October

Time
09:30 – 16:30 (each day)

 Cost
£151.60 per person

Minimum number: 4
Maximum number: 12

Clubs

The Sea Cadets operate sailing and related activities for young people from Royal Docks Adventure – please click on link below for more information.

Sea Cadets