Beginners Training

2020 RYA START SAILING (LEVEL 1) & BASIC SKILLS (LEVEL 2) TRAINING

Hastings & St Leonards runs two sail training courses annually and aims not only to
introduce people to the sport of sailing but also for them to benefit from being part of a
warm and friendly sailing club run by enthusiast volunteers.

Adult Beginners RYA Start Sailing (Level 1) & RYA Basic Skills (Level 2) – These courses
introduce you to sailing and get you afloat firstly under supervision (Level 1) and then
builds on these foundations to develop your independent sailing skills (Level 2). The
courses are Royal Yachting Association (RYA) approved and are led by our experienced,
friendly and qualified instructors.

Sailing in small dinghies and moving them around the beach is a physical activity. You
need to be able to swim 50 metres, and climb into a dinghy from the water, which is
roughly equivalent to pulling yourself out of a swimming pool without using a pool ladder or
steps. Oh, and you mustn’t mind getting wet! It is important that you attend every session if
you want to reach the standards for the RYA qualifications and get maximum benefit from
being part of a group of keen beginners who often become sailing allies and good friends.
The costs cover your tuition fees, a sailing manual and log book, use of a club buoyancy
aid, club boats during the course and for those attaining RYA Level 2, free use of club
boats on Wednesdays and Saturdays for the remainder of the year.
You will need to have your own wetsuit. Gloves, sailing boots or old trainers, and a kagool
or sailing spray top are also recommended.

The fee for Start Sailing includes an Associate club membership fee from September 2020
until the end of the season. The Basic Skills fee includes a sailing membership from April
and runs to mid December – we are a hardy bunch!

ADULT – RYA (LEVEL 2) BASIC SKILLS – 5 sessions
Sat 18th April 9.00 am – 1.00 pm
Wed 22nd April 6.00 pm – 9.00 pm
Sat 25th April 9.00 am – 1.00 pm
Wed 29th April 9.00 am – 1.00 pm
Sat 2nd May – full day 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Fee £265

ADULT – RYA (LEVEL 1) START SAILING – 2 Days
Saturdays 5th and 12th September 9 am – 5 pm
Fee £160

We are currently working on an online booking system which will be up and running by the
end of January 2020. Should you wish to apply for one of the above courses then please
contact Melanie on sailingclubtraining@gmail.com I will then contact you once the system is live.