1/HOW LONG ARE THE COURSES?
Our standard courses are 12 hours each and they take place over 4 organised sessions of between 2-3 hours per session.
3/WILL I GET WET?
Yes – This can be part of the fun!! We would advise you to bring spare clothing or wear suitable wet water gear such as a wetsuit in winter if you have one.
5/WHAT HAPPENS IF I CAPSIZE?
On level 1 course, capsize drills are part of the course. You will be given instruction on how to recover from a capsized dinghy, right it, and set sail again. As well as, our rescue boat is there to help you should you get into difficulty.
7/DO I NEED MY OWN BOAT FOR LEARNING TO SAIL?
No – the school has various boats that you can use as part of the course. Initially, you will go out with a qualified trainer in a double-handed boat who will show you what to do. After a couple of sessions if you are confident you will be able to take out one of the school's single-handed boats.
9/WHAT CLOTHING DO I NEED?
The key with wearing the appropriate clothing is checking out the weather on the day and how long you are heading out for.
On a hot sunny day, you just need to pack some shorts (quick dry is best as you will get wet) and maybe a rash vest or t-shirt that you don’t mind getting wet and to stop your buoyancy aid rubbing.
If you feel the cold, it might be a good idea to throw in a ‘spray’ top. Some find a wet suit helps keep them warm too.
Some people wear sailing gloves to protect their hands from salty ropes and beach shoes to protect their feet from the hot sand in summer and thick winter boots to keep them warm on the cold days.
Don’t forget your sun cream, sunglasses, insulated/reusable water bottle, a towel and a complete change of clothing.
2/WHAT EQUIPMENT IS PROVIDED?
We supply the relevant safety equipment such as buoyancy aids and wetsuits in winter. You need to bring your own water footwear.
4/WHAT SAFETY SUPPORT IS PROVIDED?
We always have a safety boat on standby during all activities.
6/CAN I TRY TO SEE IF I ENJOY THE ACTIVITY BEFORE COMMITTING TO A COURSE?
Yes, we have sailing and windsurfing taster sessions for both adults & children that are ideal for people wanting to experience sailing before committing to a course. Check out the taser sessions section.
8/WHAT IF I MISS A TRAINING SESSION?
The organised training sessions will take place over a period of weeks and allows for some flexibility in how the courses are delivered should you need to miss a session.