Bray Lake Watersports

Sailing Tuition

RYA Start Sailing Session 1– course price £120.00

This 4 hour introduction session is a great way to experience sailing for the first time and to start your journey into this great water sport. You will start your sailing in a double handed boat with an instructor, learning to crew and helm whilst gaining confidence. By completing this course you will have achieved some of the essential sailing techniques needed to pass your RYA Start Sailing course. To hire a boat on the lake you will need to complete Session 2

RYA Start Sailing Session 2 - Course Price £120.00

This second 4 hour session will ensure you have all the necessary skills to sail independently in light winds. This course covers all the basics, both theoretical and practical from rigging your boat, sailing techniques and manoeuvres, launching, landing and recovery plus all the safety precautions. This session will be primarily taught in a single handed boat however double handers may also be used depending on weather conditions and the technique being taught. On successful completion you will recieve your RYA Start Sailing qualification and you will be able to come and hire a boat from us and further develop your skills.

If you book both sessions at the same time you can book at the reduced price of £200.00  and you will also receive 1 hour of free hire.

If you need more time to complete the qualification this will be given free of charge.

RYA Basic Skills Session 1 - £120.00

This course is about improving the skills you learnt in your Start Sailing course, and getting you to start thinking independently so you can sail your boat without the instructor and in a variety of conditions.

During this session you will be introduced to the Five Essentials, which are key to understanding the relationship between the boat and sailors actions. Developing your wind awareness, improving your movement and timing around the boat and communication between the crew and helm. Further techniques of launching and landing, coming alongside and reefing are also covered, all of this will help you to sail more competently and confidently.

RYA Basic Skills Session 2 - £120.00

On completion of this course you will be capable of preparing and sailing your boat in a variety conditions. You will learn how to tune and reef the sails for different wind strengths and conditions and learn different techniques of capsize and man overboard recovery. You will also get time to improve your tacks and gybes working on entrance and exit to these key skills using clear communication and the ‘Five Essentials’.

The aim of the course is to be able to sail the boat independently without an instructor in a variety of conditions and venues.

You can purchase both sessions together and get them at the reduced price of £200

Club Coaching

Once you have completed your RYA Start Sailing course, you will be able to join our supervised hire sessions. These supervised hire sessions run on Saturday morning from 10:00 - 12:00, there will be an instructor on hand to offer advice and guidance, help you rig your boat and be on the water during the session. This friendly session caters for a mixed level of abilities and is a great way to improve and progress the skills you have learnt and meet some other sailors of a similiar ability. 

Non-Member Price - From £45

Member Price - From £35


Private Dinghy Sailing Tuition

From beginner to expert. Have your own personal coach for two hours or even the day.  A great way to develop new skills, iron out problems and keep you moving forward.  Without doubt one of the most effective ways of getting results.

All of our sailing courses and coaching are available as private tuition where we can work at your speed and work on skills that are specific and relevant to you.

Cost for private tuition including equipment hire starts from £95 per 2 hour. If you want a half day or full day give the Centre a call for details.

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