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Training Courses

Midland Sailing Club is an RYA Recognised Training Centre. We are running a variety of sailing courses suitable for complete beginners or those with previous sailing experience.

We will start training in Spring 2018, with first an RYA Level 3 course, followed by an advanced Seamanship Skills  course. We are also planning to run an Assistant Instructor (AI) course, alongside our basic RYA Level 1/Level 2 courses. This is complemented by Powerboat Level 2 and Safetyboat courses, to get members confident in handling the safety boats.

We are an entirely voluntary members club, and our qualified instructors do not get paid. We run training to introduce people to the sport in the hope that they will share our passion for sailing and continue to sail with us, and so we require that any trainees join the Midland Sailing Club or are already members. Our RYA Levels 1 & 2 "Learn to Sail " courses include a heavily discounted membership of Midland Sailing Club. We do accept non-members for certain courses - these are marked with a * in the list below.


To book a course, please fill in the on-line Course Booking Form

Currently scheduled Courses:

(Prices do not include membership) 

RYA Level 1/2 1st/8th/15th/22nd April 2018 £150
RYA Level 3 17/18th March 2018 £75
RYA First Aid* 4th February 2018 £35 (members), £55 (non-members)
Powerboat 2 10/11th March 2018 £50
14/15th April 2018 £50
21st/22nd July 2018 £50
RYA Safety Boat 5/6th May 2018



 Midland sailing club membership prices - please enquire for discount included with course. 


We usually combine RYA Level 1 (Start Sailing) and Level 2 (Basic Skills), which will enable you to sail independently without assistance. Each level takes two days of training, either run over one weekend (Fri/Sat am/Sun), two weekends (Sun), or four weeks (Sat am).  The combined cost of the course will be £150 for the two weekends. You will not need any equipment, apart from some old trainers (or similar) that you don't mind getting wet. The club has a collection of wet suits and buoyancy aids that you can borrow for the duration of the course.

The Level 3 (Better Sailing) courses are scheduled a bit later to give you some time to practice on the water.





Which sailing course is right for me?

level 1

Introducing you to sailing with all you need to know to get afloat under supervision

level 2

Setting out the foundations of sailing for you

level 3

Consolidating skills and trying new ones

Assumed knowledge None Sailing skills to the standard of level 1 Sailing skills to the standard of level 2M
Minimum duration 2 days 2 days, but is often combined with the level 1 course into a 4 or 5 day course 2 days or equivalent
Course content How to sail in all directions, including an awareness of launching and recovery. Rigging, launching, sailing in all directions. Capsize recovery and essential safety knowledge. Coaching of level 1 and 2 and taster sessions from the advanced modules
Ability after course Able to sail in light winds under supervision Able to sail and make decisions in good conditions

 More confident in sailing skills and techniques, and ready to progress onto the advanced modules.



For more information, please email Oliver and the training team ( or come and see us on a Saturday. We look forward to welcoming you!


Oliver Mason, RYA Training Centre Principal