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Adult training courses

Adult TrainingAt SHSC, courses are designed with the complete beginner in mind and make an ideal introduction to the world of dinghy sailing. We teach levels 1, 2 and 3 of the RYA National Sailing Scheme in an interesting and enjoyable programme of theoretical and practical instruction . On completion of the course, the successful sailor will be safety conscious, have a basic knowledge of sailing and be capable of sailing without instruction in light winds, with level 3 preparing you for racing.

You will be taught primarily in RS Visions and Laser 13s - large double handed dinghies ideally suited for training. There may also be opportunity to try single handed sailing in a Laser I. Towards the end of the course we try to incorporate a 'try a boat' session during which you may be introduced to other classes of dinghy.

Buoyancy aids, wetsuits and spray tops are provided. Sensible 'old' clothes, including closed-toe footwear, should be worn while sailing, bearing in mind the possibilities for getting wet. A change of clothing and a towel is essential!

Successful completion of the Level 2 certificate also allows club members to hire the club boats.

We also run an Improvers course to further develop skills and confidence, and to help those keen to move on to Club racing.

In 2017 there will be two course options for combined Level 1 and 2 courses, as listed in the table below

Course Level Dates Timings
A1 Level 1 & 2

Sat April 22nd

Sat April 29th

Sat May 6th

Sat May 13th

Sat May 20th

Sat May 27th

Sat June 3rd

Sat June 10th

Sat June 17th

Sat June 24th



A2 Level 1 & 2

Sat Sep 2nd

Sat Sept 9th

Sat Sept 16th

Sat Sept 23rd

Sat Sept 30th

Sat Oct 7th

Sat Oct 14th

Sat Oct 21st

Sat Oct 28th

Sat Nov 4th



All of Level 1 and 2 courses are open to both members and non-members.

Course Fees:

  • Level 1 and 2 combined : £180
  • Plus Course Membership Fee (£75 individual) for non-members.

Course Fee includes 2 additional learn to sail courses on course completion.

These courses are aimed at those 16 years and over. If you are under 16 years of age, please either go to the junior training section or contact Liz Simons (see below) for further guidance.


ENROLMENT Application forms can be obtained from Liz Simons training@shsc.org.uk, 01332 850774 (evenings and weekends only) or collected from the clubhouse. The completed application form should be sent with a cheque or BACS transfer for full fees to Liz Simons.