Learn to Sail

Learn to Sail

Learn to Sail – RYA Sailing Level 1 & 2

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.
 

Courses included :

  • RYA Level 1 Keel Boat Sailing Course Or Choose Dinghy Level 1
  • RYA Level 2 Keel boat Sailing Course Or Choose Dinghy Level 2

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 money:

Save £45.The learn to Sail Package costs £465. Booked separately both courses cost £500.

More info:

Find out more about learning to sail
What to wear when sailing
What next after your sailing course
 

Course objective:

You will be sailing confidently without the instructor onboard; ready to hire our boats on the sea and practice your new found skills!

Price:

Save £45.The learn to Sail Package costs £465. Booked separately both courses cost £500.

Prerequisite:

Adults or kids age 14+ with parental consent.

Where:

Brighton Marina, BN2 5UP

Suitable for:

Adults looking to learn to sail on the sea and keen to hire boats afterwards.

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.

Level 1 & 2 Learn to Sail Package

Includes the RYA Sailing Level 1 and Level 2 plus a supervised instructor led training clinic to practice those new skills

Package Tokens Price Courses
Learn to Sail 22 £499.00 RYA Sailing Level 1 (Tokens: 10)
RYA Sailing Level 2 (Tokens: 10)
Adult Training Clinic (Tokens: 2)
RYA Dinghy Level 1 Coastal - 2 Days (Tokens: 10)
RYA Dinghy Level 2 Coastal - 2 Days (Tokens: 10)
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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 1 syllabus covers the following:

  • Rigging
  • How to sail in all directions
  • Crewing and helming
  • Sail trim, Tacking and Gybing
  • Course Objective: Able to sail in light winds under supervision and set your boat up ready for the next time

This is a two day course

 

Typical Price: £250

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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.

The course syllabus covers the following:

  • Rigging and preparing the sails for the wind strength
  • Sailing in all directions
  • Reefing afloat
  • Essential safety knowledge
  • Mooring up under motor
  • Sailing with the instructor onboard(they will be in the safety boat!)

This is a two day course

 

Typical Price: £250

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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.

Typical Price: £250

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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.

Typical Price: £250

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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.

What to Bring

  • Be prepared for changeable weather, bring plenty of layers
  • Quick drying clothes can be very practical, avoid jeans
  • Sunglasses, sunhat and suncream for summer months and woolly hats, thermals and layers for winter months
  • Non-slip deck shoes, wetsuit shoes or trainers that don’t mark
  • If you have your own waterproofs, please bring them, or you can borrow ours
  • If you are worried or unsure whether you suffer from seasickness then pills and wrist-bands work well. Don’t arrive on an empty stomach and take tablets with breakfast if you have never been sailing on the sea before, sometimes the motion takes a while to get used to
  • Money for lunch or a packed lunch

What Not to bring

  • Please note that we only have limited lockers for putting valuables in, so please minimise these as much as possible.

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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