RYA Dinghy Level 1 – Start Sailing

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RYA Training Centre

Derwent Water Marina is an approved RYA Training Centre.  The RYA Level 1 dinghy sailing course is aimed at beginners and is a great introduction to the sport of sailing. The course is designed to give the complete novice the basic skills and knowledge needed to get afloat under supervision.  The course will be taught by one of our professional RYA instructors in a friendly, safe and practical manner in a mix of single and double handed sailing boats.


£200 per person


2 Days

Minimum Age

16 years old

Free Parking

Available during your course

Key Information

  • RYA Qualified Instructor
  • The course is run over 2 days from 09.30 to 5.00pm and consists of 2 x 4 hour sessions per day
  • £200 per person
  • Maximum group size 6
  • Minimum group size 3 (please see conditions below)
  • The minimum age on the Adult scheme is 16 years.  Under 16’s can follow the Youth Sailing Scheme
  • No previous experience required but a reasonable level of fitness and mobility required
  • Wetsuits