RYA Adult Training - Sailing
The Adult Sailing Scheme starts off as an introduction to the boat, environment and the basic skills you will need to sail a boat. The successive courses build on those skills so that by the time you have done a Level 3 course you are a confident and competent sailor.
After you have done a course at EYC you may want to join as a member. We hope that you do. Ask one of the instructors on the course about joining so that you can get discounted rates on further courses, hire a club dinghy (after Level 2), crew for other club members on yachts and dinghies and become an active part of EYC.
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RYA Start Sailing (Level 1) course:
The Level 1 course introduces you to sailing and by the end you will have learnt basic boat skills and a good background knowledge. You will be taught by an instructor with two other students in your boat.
Dates to be annouced.
Course fees: £175 per person (non-member); £100 pp (member)
RYA Basic skills (Level 2) course:
Level 2 is the next course, and builds on the Level 1. It teaches you new skills such as the Five Essentials, sailing a triangular course, manoeuvres and rules of the road, so that ultimately you can sail without an instructor in the boat. After that you can continue to improve your seamanship skills as you gain experience.
Dates to be announced.
Course fees: £175 per person (non-member); £100 pp (member)
RYA Sailing Seamanship course:
This course teaches you further targeted skills such as . While there are no dates advertised at present, if we get three students wanting to do a course we will look to run one at a mutually convenient date.
Course fees: £175 per person (non-member); £100 pp (member)


What Should You Bring Along To Your Sailing Course?

All the necessary equipment is provided for your sailing course including a wet suit, buoyancy aid, waterproof top and jacket. You will need to bring:
• Swim suit / shorts / board shorts to wear under a wet suit* and an old track suit (no jeans are allowed on the water)
• Rash vest and sailing gloves (if you have them)
• Footwear that can get wet (old trainers or sailing shoes are perfect) and footwear to go home in
• Warm hat and gloves for the cooler months / sun hat or cap for the summer months
• Tie for any glasses / sunglasses
• Towel and a change of warm clothing for when you are ashore
• Lunch for the day and any snacks you may like**
• Any log books and previous sailing qualifications if applicable

* If you are taking part in a keel boat course, a wet suit may not be required as you are less likely to fully enter the water

** Teas, coffees and access to fresh drinking water are always available. After your course, the club bar on Sundays will be open to purchase any drinks and snacks with views over the river Thames