Improvers Sailing

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.

Book Your Session

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

Typical Price: £235

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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

Typical Price: £125

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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

Typical Price: £125

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More Information


Lagoon Watersports @ Brighton Marina

Pontoon 6

Western Concourse

Brighton Marina

BN2 5UP

UK

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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.

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!!

Yachting

On our yacht courses we use either our Beneteau 36.7 or Beneteau First 35, these are cruiser/racers with great performance – perfect for learning and RYA courses. They are commercially coded with safety equipment to the highest standard. 

Sailing 

We also offer sailing courses in our smaller Delphia 24 keelboats,  These 8 metre performance boats are used for racing and day sailing, very responsive boats for our RYA sailing courses.

If you would like more practice after your yacht courses or RYA Sailing Level 2 we offer:

  • Sailing Clinics – at weekends from 1600 till 1800 for £40
  • Racing – is a great way to practice too, we have boats entered in popular races like Round Island Race, Royal Escape or even mini races on our clinic nights

 

Changing Bookings

We have different cancellation policies for each of our centres please check our full booking terms and conditions.

Activities at Hove Lagoon

Alterations to Bookings at Hove Lagoon

Customers are able to rearrange course dates up to two times with no charge when Lagoon Watersports is given :

48 hours notice for courses under £75 per person

7 days notice for courses priced between £76 – £300 per person

14 days notice for course over £301 per person

If Lagoon Watersports is given less than the required notice period this considered to be a cancellation.

In circumstances when a customer requests more than two changes of a date, a rebooking fee of 50% of the course fee will be charged.

In circumstances where the customer is unable to choose new dates or Lagoon Watersports is unable to offer suitable alternative dates a credit will be applied to the customers account that is valid for 24 months.

Cancellation charges

Customers may cancel a course with written notification from the lead name in your group.

The following cancellation fees apply when Lagoon Watersports is given :

  • More than 4 weeks notice before course/event starts – 25% of the course price will be taken as a cancellation fee.
  • Less than 4 weeks notice before course/event starts – 100% of the course price will be taken as cancellation fee.

Course Cancellation by Lagoon Watersports

In circumstance where Lagoon Watersports cancels a course (Excluding Force Majeure) the customer may choose a new date or a full refund.

Postponement due to COVID-19

If you are required to self isolate via government guidelines you can reschedule you booking to a later date within our schedule availability. No refunds are available due to COVID-19.

Force Majeure

In circumstances out of our control we will endeavour to rebook and hold credit for any activity in the future valid for 24 months. This includes cancellation by us due to COVID-19. No refunds will be given in these circumstances.


Activities at Brighton Marina

Rescheduling your dates

RYA Courses

Due limited availability you can only reschedule up to 14 days prior to the course start date to give us time to fill your place, within 14 days and up to 48 hours it will cost £99 to reschedule. Within 48 hours you will need to rebook at full cost of the session/Course

Zero to Dayskipper and Learn to Sail packages are allowed a maximum of 2 changes to dates without penalties, this must be at least 7 days prior to the course date otherwise a penalty fee of £75 will be incurred

Boating experiences trips, Powerboat ride, Jet Ski Safaris 

Individuals booked onto boating experiences may reschedule up to 48 hours prior to the activity, within 48 hours you will loose your booking and given a 25% discount on rebooking

Cancellation charges

You may cancel with written notification from the lead name in your group.

The following cancellation fees apply :

  • More than 4 weeks before course/event – loss of deposit or 25% of course/event fee
  • Less than 4 weeks before course/event – 100% of price of course/event

Group changes in numbers

Rescheduling your dates

RYA Courses

Due limited availability you can only reschedule up to 14 days prior to the course start date to give us time to fill your place, within 14 days and up to 48 hours it will cost £99 to reschedule. Within 48 hours you will need to rebook at full cost of the session/Course

Zero to Dayskipper and Learn to Sail packages are allowed a maximum of 2 changes to dates without penalties, this must be at least 7 days prior to the course date otherwise a penalty fee of £75 will be incurred

Boating experiences trips, Powerboat ride, Jet Ski Safaris 

Individuals booked onto boating experiences may reschedule up to 48 hours prior to the activity, within 48 hours you will loose your booking and given a 25% discount on rebooking

Cancellation charges

You may cancel with written notification from the lead name in your group.

The following cancellation fees apply :

  • More than 4 weeks before course/event – loss of deposit or 25% of course/event fee
  • Less than 4 weeks before course/event – 100% of price of course/event

Group changes in numbers

Group bookings confirm numbers 4 weeks prior to the event with the final balance. Any changes in numbers we will endeavour to accommodate, the following applies

Numbers increases up to 24 hours prior to the event will be accommodated as much as possible, priced per head

Number decreases up to 7 days prior to the event will be accommodated, but where this reduce your group size below 6 persons you will need to pay for 6 persons. Session durations might vary depending on changes to group sizes

Cancellation by Lagoon Watersports

RYA Courses

If we need to cancel due to Instructor availability, damaged equipment or engine failure or weather conditions/Sea State we will give you as much notice as possible and offer new dates to complete the course.

Boating experiences trips, Powerboat ride, Jet Ski Safaris 

If we need to cancel due to Instructor availability, damaged equipment, engine failure or weather conditions/Sea State we will do all we can to arrange another suitable date, if we cannot provide suitable availability then you will be offered a full refund

Force Majeure  – In circumstances out of our control we will endeavour to rebook and hold credit for any activity in the future with a two year expiry

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