Our “Learn to Sail” courses are the quickest, easiest and best value way to learn how to sail. RYA Sailing Level 1 & 2 course comprises of two, two-day courses, enabling you to progress quickly from beginner to a competent sailor in a controlled, safe and enjoyable environment. On our sailing courses you will learn to sail with crew and on your own, and once completed you will have the basic knowledge to hire or sail your own boat without an instructor onboard.For those wanting to move onto the bigger yachts your level 1 & 2 goes towards the RYA Competent Crew course and just requires one of our Part 2 - 3 day courses.
On our sailing courses we use our our Delphia 24 keelboats: This is a larger, more stable boat with a fixed keel which stops the boat from capsizing or our new RS Ventures which are smaller dinghies but also have keels for great stability. Both types are a great way to learn to sail, with the main difference being in the size of boats and the route you with to go in sailing. We would suggest the Keel boats are an excellent route into going onto the large cruising yachts or go for the Dinghy if you prefer something smaller and playful, with getting wet part of the experience! You can also mix up the courses, trying the Keel boat first and then going onto the Dinghy Level 2 for you second weekend
Save £45.The learn to Sail Package costs £465. Booked separately both courses cost £500.
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You will be sailing confidently without the instructor onboard; ready to hire our boats on the sea and practice your new found skills!
Adults or kids age 14+ with parental consent.
Brighton Marina, BN2 5UP
Adults looking to learn to sail on the sea and keen to hire boats afterwards.
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.
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.
Includes the RYA Sailing Level 1 and Level 2 plus a supervised instructor led training clinic to practice those new skills
RYA Sailing Level 1 Introduces total beginners into sailing with all you need to know to get afloat under supervision. You will learn how to sail in all directions, including an awareness of launching and recovering. This course is a great introduction into the sailing world and many people then go onto their RYA Sailing Level 2.
This level 2 course aims to consolidate your basic knowledge of sailing, and develop an awareness of safety. By the end of the course you will be capable of sailing a boat without an instructor on board in light winds. On the RYA Sailing Level 2 course your skills will improve as we introduce you to the five essentials of sailing: balance, trim, centreboard, sail setting and course made good.
RYA Dinghy Level 1 Introduces total beginners to sailing with all you need to know to get afloat. You will learn how to sail in all directions, crewing and helming the boat with an instructor onboard or in the safety boat to guide you. This course is a great introduction into the sailing world and many people then go onto their RYA Sailing Level 2 which then gives you all the basic skills to sail independently in favourable condition . Once you have completed your RYA Level 2 you will be a competent sailor and able to hire our boats out at sea.
On our dinghy courses we use our our RS Venture Connect boats, new in 2021 with small electric outboards to get you in and out of the harbour, a very ECO boat!. Compared to other dinghies these are ideally suited for the seas off Brighton more stable boat with a lifting keel which stops the boat from capsizing.
This level 2 course aims to give you all the basic knowledge of sailing and safety. By the end of the course you will be capable of sailing a boat without an instructor onboard in light winds. On the RYA Sailing Level 2 course your skills will improve as we introduce you to the five essentials of sailing: balance, trim, centreboard, sail setting and course made good.
On our sailing courses we use our our new in 2021 RS Venture Connects : These dinghies have a lifting keel which stops the boat from capsizing. With great performance, you will learn so quickly and once you complete the Level 2 you can then practice and hire the RS Connects either during one of our supervised clinics and book a 2 hour hire anytime during the week.
Lagoon Watersports @ 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.
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.
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.
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.
The nearest main line station is Brighton with regular connections to Chichester, Portsmouth and London is under an hour away. nationalrail.co.uk
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.
What to Bring
What Not to bring
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.
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:
Please see our full Booking Terms and Conditions
Cancellation chargesYou 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 £202 weeks notice this will cost you an additional £503 days notice this will cost you an additional £10024 hours notice this will cost you an additional £150
Postponement by us due to bad weatherOn 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%.
A great team and interesting course. I’d recommend Lagoon Watersports. Great fun and very informative
Tom is very patient, clam and knowledgable. He explains things very well. Lots of hands on sailing, weather was great so we had lots of time on the water. Thank you so much
Highlight of the course was force 6 and sailing in the sunshine. Will was a great instructor. Super calm and instilled lots of confidence
Everyone is super helpful and the team make you feel most welcome. Really good that you are encourage to get on with it