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Learn to Sail

Save money on individual course prices with our Learn to Sail package. Once you have gained your level 2 you are then ready to sail in reasonable conditions without an instructor onboard. The level 2 certificate shows you have the basic knowledge to hire a boat.

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RYA Level 1

On the RYA Sailing Level 1 course our instructors will guide you through the basics and give you an introduction into sailing boats in our modern craft on the sea from Brighton Marina. Success is guaranteed.

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RYA level 2

On the RYA Sailing Level 2 course your skills will improve as we introduce the five essentials of sailing: balance, trim, centreboard, sail setting and course made good. By the end of the course you will be sailing without the instructor onboard and be ready to hire our sailing boats on the sea.

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Learning to sail with a private lessons with a qualified RYA instructor can offer you an intensive way of learning, whether it be a new sport or mastering new skills to enhance your sailing. This package offers enough lessons to complete an RYA Level 1 or Level 2 course.

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Improve your sailing. After completing your RYA level 2 sailing course we can introduce you to more advanced sailing skills with a range of RYA training courses on both dinghies and keel boats. Options include RYA level 3, sailing with spinnakers and private 1:1 training.

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We have a thriving Coastal Sailing Club which enables you practice your sailing on a regular basis. The Club offers dinghy, keelboat and yacht sailing as well as power boating. Dinghies and keel boats can also be hired to those with their RYA level 2.

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Proud & happy to have been run by the same management since 1994


Customer Reviews

My instructor was calm which gave me confidence. He was also kinds and considerate and informative. Nothing was too much bother

Alyson Becht

Everyone is super helpful and the team make you feel most welcome. Really good that you are encourage to get on with it

Katherine Haggie

The course was exhilarating. Truly the most exciting sport I have ever tried. I’m hooked

Mark Percival

A great team and interesting course. I’d recommend Lagoon Watersports. Great fun and very informative

Alison Denyer

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I eat in Brighton Marina? 2018-01-26T15:30:28+00:00

The marina is full of restaurants so you are spoilt for choice, plus it has a large supermarket. For a comprehensive guide of restaurants in the Marina go to:

What sailing courses do Lagoon Watersports offer? 2018-01-26T14:04:22+00:00

We have an experienced and professional team of instructors that teach: RYA Sailing Level 1, RYA Sailing Level 2 and RYA Sailing Level 3.

What is the difference between our sailing and our yacht courses? 2018-01-26T13:54:54+00:00

Our sailing courses are run on our 24ft Delphia Keelboats. A Keelboat is a step up in size from dinghies, more like a small manageable yacht but not as big as a cruising yacht. They can bridge the gap between dinghies and cruisers, offering many benefits of both, to the adult beginner. Yacht sailing is on bigger sailing yacht and requires different more intensive training, such as; RYA Competent Crew and RYA Dayskipper.

What sailing course is best for a beginner? 2018-01-26T13:54:33+00:00

The two day RYA Sailing Level 1

What course will enable me to sail competently? 2018-01-26T13:54:11+00:00

Our “Learn to Sail” course is run over two weekends and covers RYA Sailing Level 1 and Level 2. By the end you should be able to take a small sail boat out to sea confidently in light weather conditions.

How many people on a course? 2018-01-26T13:53:49+00:00

Maximum 4 persons per boat. The instructor will be onboard for most of the training but they start to teach from the safety boat in the level 2 to give you more independence.

When do the sailing courses run? 2018-01-26T13:53:27+00:00

Over weekends, from March to October. We do also run one weekday courses and private tuition.

Where do the sailing courses start? 2018-01-26T13:52:37+00:00

The courses start from our base in Brighton Marina: Pontoon 6, Brighton Marina, Brighton, East Sussex BN2 5UP, UK.

What do I need to bring? 2018-01-26T13:52:16+00:00

We provide specialist equipment. In the winter months it can be cold, thermals, fleeces, woolly hats are all useful to have. During the summer months bring sun hats, sun block and sun glasses. Quick drying clothes can be very practical instead of jeans and good none slip, non marking footwear. Trainers often work well. We hire out our Musto waterproofs if required.

What happens if the weather is bad? 2018-01-26T13:51:46+00:00

Part of the enjoyment of sailing is being out in the elements, so it is important to be versatile to make the best of the conditions. If we cannot sail on a day due to weather conditions we will endeavour to cover theory and other useful skills such as mooring practice, rigging and de-rigging. At times we might cut short a course in which case you will be offered further day/s/times at another suitable date.

I used to sail how do I get back into it or how do I keep practicing after a course? 2018-01-26T13:51:21+00:00

We have our Coastal Sailing Club, that gives regular access to the water with clinics and racing for members. For more information go on our Coastal Sailing Club 

Changing Bookings 2018-01-26T13:42:54+00:00

Please click here for our full booking terms and conditions and ensure that you understand our cancellation policy.

Be aware rebooking fees are charged for cancellations made with less than 4 weeks notice.

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

The reason for this is when you make a booking with us we assign staff and equipment to deliver the booking, we are therefore unable to offer that space to anyone else. We will have made commitments to staff for your booking and we may have turned away other bookings. Unfortunately we are unable to get insurance that covers us for this loss. We therefore do not offer refunds for cancellations as we are likely to incur costs.

Course Cancelation 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 and an excess of £25 per claim.

Our Advice

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

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