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Southmere
tel: 020 8310 2452
Boating email: southmereboating@gll.org
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Adult & family sailing

         Learning to sail is great fun and provides a tremendous opportunity to gain new skills.

         Our courses usually run over two consecutive Saturdays although we will happily arrange them around your availability.

         We follow the Royal Yachting Association (RYA)'s national training scheme.

         We teach foundation skills on Southmere Lake - the perfect environment for learning to sail safely.

         Young people aged thirteen and above are welcome to attend if accompanied by an appropriate adult.

         All our students are provided with personal buoyancy aids to be worn on and around the water and everyone we teach should be water-confident.

         Although outdoor activities sometimes require a degree of physical fitness, we are able to cater for all abilities. If you have any doubt concerning your ability, please telephone the Centre for advice on 020 8310 2452.

         All of our sessions are under the direction of suitably qualified instructors.

         To arrange a session or course contact the centre by email at southmereboating@gll.org or by calling 020 8310 2452.

Open Sailing Sessions

These one-day long sessions are designed for those sailors holding the RYA Level 1 award or with equivalent experience who wish to practice skills they already have, give their sailing a thorough shake-down or just go for a pleasant sail.

Dates and times: By arrangement contact the centre.

Fees: See below

RYA Level 1 Start Sailing

The foundation level dinghy sailing award, usually taught over two consecutive Saturdays.
The course includes:
Basic sailing techniques, essential theory and use of equipment.

Dates and times: By arrangement contact the centre.

Course Fees: See below

RYA Level 2 Basic Skills

This course is for those that have some experience of sailing (and ideally already hold the RYA Level 1 Start Sailing award) and allows you to develop your sailing skills.
Usually taught over two consecutive Saturdays.

Dates and times: By arrangement contact the centre.

Course Fees: See below

RYA Level 3 Better Sailing

This course allows an opportunity to practice and consolidate sailing techniques and experience some of the activities that the advanced modules have to offer.
Usually taught over two consecutive Saturdays.

Dates and times: By arrangement contact the centre.

Course Fees: See below

After RYA Level 3, the RYA scheme provides a series of advanced modules. These are skills based courses covering: seamanship, racing, day-sailing, handling spinnakers and performance sailing. These courses are for those already holding RYA Better Sailing Level 3 or with equivalent experience.

RYA Dinghy Seamanship Skills

This course allows further development of personal sailing skills and techniques with the emphasis on increasing self reliance and decision making by the sailor.
Usually taught over two consecutive Saturdays.

Dates and times: By arrangement contact the centre.

Course Fees: See below

Sailing Trips

We organise sailing day trips throughout the season. These may involve racing at a sailing club or a short cruise along the coast.
Places are limited and are available to students who can demonstrate their sailing abilities to the required level.

Dates: To be confirmed

Times: Sunday all day

Fees: See below

Fees and charges

Dinghy sailing course fees
per person:

 

Two-day sailing course

104.55 (including certification)

 

 

Open Sailing Sessions (One-day)

40.00 per person

Day trips

65.00 per person

 

 

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