Improvers Sailing

Improvers Sailing Courses

After completing your RYA level 2 sailing course we can introduce you to more advanced sailing skills with a range of RYA training courses and private tuition. If you have got the “sailing bug” and would like regular access to the water you maybe interested in our Coastal Sailing Club.

Choose from:

  • RYA Level 3
  • Sailing with spinakers
  • Private tuition

Course objective:

Improve your sailing skills

Prerequisite:

Adults or kids age 14+ with parental consent.

RYA level 3: RYA Dinghy Level 1 & 2 or similar experience.

Sailing with Spinnakers: RYA Dinghy Level 1 & 2 or similar experience.

Private Tuition: None

Where:

Brighton Marina, BN2 5UP

Suitable for:

Adults looking to learn to sail.

Availability:

Courses are run weekends from April to the end of October. If you cannot find a date please contact us. Private Tuition is also available.

Booking:

Book online from the dates below or call 01273 42 48 42 option 1 or email us.

If you cannot find a date please contact us.

Booking terms and conditions apply and rebooking fees are charged for cancellations made with less than 4 weeks notice.

Map / Directions
What to Bring
Membership
Cancellation Policy

Lagoon Watersports @ Brighton Marina
Pontoon 6
Western Concourse
Brighton Marina
BN2 5UP
UK

We have two centres in Brighton. This activity take place from Lagoon Watersports in Brighton Marina DO NOT go to Lagoon Watersports, Hove Lagoon. If you are taking a taxi please make this clear to the driver.

Finding Lagoon Watersports once you are in Brighton Marina
Head towards the waterfront where you will see all the cafes and restaurants. Walk to the end of the boarded walk way where there will be a large bridge heading down towards the pontoons. We are the first set of pontoons on the right. Pontoon 6.

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To Brighton Marina by car
Approaching the marina from the A27 take the B2123. Turn right at first set of traffic lights, signposted Brighton Town Centre, Racecourse and Marina Village. Turn left at second set of traffic lights, pass the Racecourse and follow the signs for the Marina Village where there is free parking for 1500 cars in the multi-storey car park. From the car park you can either go across a linking bridge on level 6 or from the ground floor of the car park towards all the waterfront cafes and bars. Walk to the end of the boarded walk way where there will be a large ramp heading down towards the pontoons. We are the first set of pontoons on the right. Pontoon 6.

By Bus
Brighton and Hove bus service operates a number 7 bus approximately every 15 minutes 24 hours a day, from Brighton Town Centre (North Street or Queens Road), to the Marina Village.

By Bike
Brighton Marina has a bike share station which is either pay per minute or a yearly membership, go to https://www.btnbikeshare.com for more information. For your own bike, racks are available on the main concourses of the pontoons. You must use the racks and not leave bikes on the pontoons otherwise Premier Marina will take them away.

On foot
Brighton Marina is a pleasant walk along the seafront from the centre of Brighton, it is 20 minutes walk from the main West Pier. During the summer you will also find the Volks electric railway operates along the front.

By train 
The nearest main line station is Brighton with regular connections to Chichester, Portsmouth and London is under an hour away. nationalrail.co.uk

By Air
Brighton is within easy reach of Heathrow and Gatwick international airports. Follow the A23 from Gatwick to Brighton. Shoreham airport is also available for private light aircraft.

Clothing
During the winter months it can get chilly so long johns, fleeces, woolly hats are all useful to have. During the summer months sun hats, sun block and sunglasses are useful. Quick drying clothes can be very practical instead of jeans and good none slip non marking footwear. Trainers often work well. We supply waterproofs if required. Please bring a change of clothes in the unlikely event of a capsize.

What to Bring

  • Any type of training shoe that you don’t mind getting wet
  • Any wet weather gear you have.  You will not be submerged – just splashed! We do have wet weather gear you can hire
  • Please note that we only have limited lockers for putting valuables in, so please minimise these as much as possible
  • Please bare in mind the effects of the weather especially on the water. Please bring appropriate clothing
  • If you suffer from any kind of motion sickness then it may be wise to take a sickness prevention tablet before arriving or wear the bands!!

Our Coastal Membership Club gives you unique and exciting opportunities out on the sea from Brighton Marina. Our aim is to offer people easy access to boating without all the hassles and fees of owning a boat.

  • Practice sailing on a regular basis and improve upon your skills
  • Access to yachts, keel boats and jet skis
  • Attend our weekly RYA Instructor led clinics and social events
  • Partake in mile building, yacht trips or racing events
  • Meet new people that you can sail with
  • Get out on the water independently or as part of a team
  • Introduce friends and family to the sport
  • 15% Discount on RYA Training Courses

 

Changing Bookings

When you make a booking with us we assign staff and equipment to deliver the booking. That means we are unable to offer that space to anyone else.

If you cancel that space we are likely to incur a loss.  We will have already made commitments to staff and we may have turned away other bookings. We are unable to get insurance that covers us for this loss.

We therefore do not offer refunds for cancellations. If we did not do this we would have to put up our prices for everyone.

Our cancellation policy applies in all circumstances including no shows, illness, relocation, transport failure and bereavement.

Course Cancellation Insurance
You can take out insurance to cover the cost of your course against cancellation through CancelSure. Guide cost is £12 for the first £100 of cover and then £6 per additional £100 of cover.

Our Advice

  • If you pay by credit card your cancellation may be covered by your credit card provider.
  • Consider taking out course cancellation insurance.
  • Your holiday insurance may cover you for course where you stay on our boats.

Please see our full Booking Terms and Conditions

Cancellation charges
You may cancel your course/event at any time. Written notification from the Lead Name in your group is required. Cancellation will only be accepted on payment of the cancellation charges as set out below. The following cancellation fees apply :

• More than 8 weeks before course/event – loss of deposit
• Less than 8 weeks before course/event – 100% of price of course/event

At our discretion, we may allow a forfeited deposit to be used towards an alternative course/event run by us or the same course on an alternative date. In each case, such a booking will be at the price prevailing at the time of re-booking and subject to an admin charge of £25 for courses over £150 and £10 for courses under £150. In these circumstances we offer significant discounts on rebooking within 12 months.

The discount is based on how much notice was given for the booking cancellation and non discounted course rates:

• More than 4 weeks before course/event  –  90% discount on full brochure rates
• 2- 4 weeks before course/event – 75% discount on full brochure rates
• 13 days  – 72 hours before course/event –  50% discount on full brochure rates
• 72 hours or less  –  25% discount on full brochure rates

For example if you book a course worth £200 and need to change the date of that course:

4 weeks notice this will cost you an additional £20
2 weeks notice this will cost you an additional £50
3 days notice this will cost you an additional £100
24 hours notice this will cost you an additional £150

Postponement by us due to bad weather
On some occasions courses may need to be postponed due to bad weather. In these circumstances we will offer you alternative dates, no refund will be available.

On some occasions group events may need to be postponed due to bad weather. In these circumstances we will offer you alternative dates.
If you are unable or unwilling to accept these new dates then we will refund you the full cost of the course less 15%.

RYA Sailing Level 3
Spinnakers
Improvers Clinics
Private Tuition

Once you have completed the RYA Sailing Level 1&2 courses you can progress on to RYA Sailing level 3. We can introduce more advanced skills which will help you to get the maximum out of your boat enabling you to sail faster and more effectively. Our highly qualified professional instructors will help you to achieve your RYA Level 3. This course will be taken in our Delphia 24 sailing boats. They are great fun to sail and have trapeze wires and a spinnaker to play around with!!

Course Syllabus: This course will follow the RYA sailing syllabus

Prerequisite: RYA Dinghy Level 1 & 2 or similar experience.

Objective: By the end of the course we hope to have everyone confidently sailing a boat in light wind conditions. You will learn the skills needed for crewing as well as helming the boat.

For more information please call 01273 424842 opt.1 or Email Us

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Sailing with Spinnakers

Our Sailing with Spinnakers course teaches you everything you need to know about sailing with conventional or asymmetric spinnakers. We teach this course on our Delphia 24 sailing boats. This course teaches how to rig the boat, gybe and recover one typo of spinnaker, either conventional or asymmetric. How to sail the best possible course downwind.

Objective: You will be able to use on type of spinnaker, conventional or asymmetric

Prerequisites: RYA Dinghy Level 1 & 2 or similar experience.

For more information please call 01273 424842 opt.1 or Email Us

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RYA Private Dinghy Lesson

A private 1:1 dinghy lesson on our Delphia 24 sailing boats with a qualified RYA instructor, can offer you an intensive way of learning a new sport or mastering new skills to enhance your sailing. Classes are suitable for all abilities from complete beginners to improvers. With a private lesson you can schedule in a time and date that suits you.

 

For more information on private sailing lessons in Brighton

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