The Watersports Academy’s RYA training centre is located at the harbour’s edge and provides not only first-class tuition but changing facilities with hot showers!
Our RYA qualified instructors will build your skills, whether you are a complete beginner, or just require a “refresher” – enabling you to master the essentials of sailing and gain the knowledge and experience these internationally recognised courses provide.

All sessions include the use of our onsite changing facilities, lockers and hot showers.

  • Lessons

  • Rental

  • RYA Adult Courses

  • Offers


Including tuition, hire of dinghy sailing boat, life jacket and wetsuit.


Sailing Lesson
2 hours £65pp | Extra person £10pp

Sail with an instructor who will help you understand how the boat sails and teach you the fundamentals of sailing.

Private Lesson
2 hours | £85pp

One-to-one tuition lessons are tailored solely to your needs, it’s sometimes easier to be taught at your pace dedicating time to your particular sailing requirements.


Including hire of dinghy sailing boat, life jacket and wetsuit.


£25 per hour | Maximum 2 people per boat

Double Hander
£35 per hour | Maximum 4 people per boat

Whether you want to practice your new-found skills or take the children for a sail, our sailing area is large and safe and you can relax knowing there is a safety boat always on hand.

RYA Adult Courses

Including tuition, hire of dinghy sailing boat, life jacket, wetsuit and RYA certificate.

Start Sailing Course
2 days | £165pp

Whether you are a complete beginner or have forgotten previous lessons then this is the course for you. Over the two days your RYA instructor will build your skills to enable you to sail dinghies solo with confidence.
We will also aim to give you the opportunity to team up with others on your course in our two-man boats.

Start Sailing Course Dates 

Basic Skills Course
2 days | £165pp

Once you have got to grips with the fundamentals of sailing the Basic Skills Course is the next step towards mastering true sailing performance. The aim of the course is to coach you and the techniques to give you the best sailing. You will start to master the five essentials of sailing correctly: sail setting, centre board setting, boat balance, boat trim and best course of sail. You will also learn the basics of racing, man overboard recovery and picking up a mooring.

Basic Skill Course Dates

Start Sailing & Basic Skills Courses Combined
5 days | £300pp

This is the perfect combination course to get your sailing knowledge and experience to a confident and safe enough level to enable you to hire a boat and sail on your own or to put you in good stead to buy your own boat.

Combined Course Dates



Enjoy our special offers

Book a RYA sailing course with 3 friends and you go half price!
Introduce 4 friends to a sailing course and receive 50% OFF your hire.


Call for more information on 01202 708283.