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.
RYA Sailing Scheme
You will be able to sail in light winds under supervision and set your boat up ready for the next time.
2 days. 0900 till 15.30 Each day with a short lunch break
Adults or kids age 14+ with parental consent.
Brighton Marina, BN2 5UP
Adults wanting to learn to sail.
Courses are run weekends and weekday 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 applyand rebooking fees are charged for cancellations made with less than 4 weeks notice.
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.
Please note that we only have limited lockers for putting valuables in, so please minimise these as much as possible.
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%.
Excellent instructors – felt really looked after and clearly informed. 10 out of 10
My instructor was calm which gave me confidence. He was also kind and considerate and informative. Nothing was too much bother”
Excellent course for beginners with friendly and professional staff and great fun
A great team and interesting course. I’d recommend Lagoon Watersports. Great fun and very informative