Adult Dinghy Sailing Courses

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The Sailing Section is keen to encourage more adults to join the team.

Dinghy training courses for interested adults are being organised in the coming months. Anyone interested in helping with this popular and enthusiastic section are encouraged to take part in one or more of the courses and acquire Royal Yachting Association qualifications.

If you can already sail (rusty or current) we will assess you and advise your training path.

The Level 1 course introduces sailing for novices. The course will provide a basic understanding of dinghy handling techniques and background knowledge of sailing. Crewed boats Bahias and Wayfarers are used for this course.

The Level 2 course consolidates the knowledge and practise obtained during the Level 1 course.

All our team helms are at least Level 2 standard.

The Level 3 course is suitable for those individuals who have had a season of sailing experience after attaining level 2. It introduces more advanced techniques and a higher standard of performance is expected.

The courses available currently are: -

Adult Level 1.           w/e 15/16th July

Adult Level 2.           w/e 23/24th September

Adult Level 3.           w/e 14/15th October

The cost of weekend courses is £50 for Avon Scout leaders. Leaders and volunteers from outside the Avon Scout area can book courses if space available, the course cost will be £105. Volunteers who are currently helping the sailing section are eligible for a significant discount for Level 2, Level 3 and other courses

For booking, go to the Avon County Scout web site -