learn to sail

Learn to sail at Swarkestone

RYA Level 1 and 2


Swarkestone Sailing Club is a long established RYA Training centre which offers courses covering a range of abilities for Adults, Juniors, Sailability and those wishing to get involved with safety boats. We also regularly put forward members of our club for Assistant instructor, Dinghy instructor and Senior instructor courses. All of our instructors are volunteers, and are usually quite happy to take out less experienced sailors, especially on Saturdays.

Adult RYA Dinghy Level One and Two

At Swarkestone we run 2 adult RYA level 1 & 2 Dinghy Sailing courses per year; one in spring and the other in autumn. The course will commence with a Thursday evening introductory session for enrolment, questions and answers. The practical part of the course starts on the following Saturday and 3 other Saturdays 10am-4pm.

There is a minimum age of 16 years. To complete the course you must be
able to commit to all four of the Saturdays .

No previous sailing experience is necessary as this course is designed to give basic training to handle a sailing boat in a safe and comfortable environment.

Please contact swarkestonescjuniors@gmail.com if you are interested.

The cost of the course is £155 for non members and £125 for members with a deposit of £65 due when booked. Places must be booked and paid for in advance. Course fees include boat hire, RYA log book, RYA Start Dinghy Sailing book and certificates.
Select the relevant link below to obtain an application form for this year’s courses starting in May; &nbsp
Spring Course Signup Form (Summer Course)

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2020 Summer Course Dates

4 Saturdays 9am – 5:30pm:
30/05/20, 13/06/20, 20/06/20, 27/06/20

Please download an Application form for the Summer 2020 course starting on 30thrd May 2020 or email enquiries@swarkestonesc.co.uk for further information. Application Form also available in word format.

The RYA Powerboat Level One & Two

Swarkestone Sailing Club Powerboat

This course is the prerequisite for anyone wishing to drive any of the Swarkestone Sailing Club powerboats. During this course you will be taught basic boat handling and positioning skills, plus ways to control speed and manage wake.