RYA Level 1

This two day course is a basic introduction to sailing and is offered on its own or makes up the first two days of our RYA Level 1 + 2 Five Day Course.


Along with giving you the basic understanding of how a boat is handled and what makes it work, it will give you a good foundation into what makes a safe sailor. The course is in two parts: shore based and on the water, and at Glenridding Sailing Centre we emphasises the practical side of the course with as much time on the water as possible (weather dependant, of course!).

The course runs from 10am – 5pm with an hour for lunch.

We continually and positively assess students and keep them informed of their progress.

• Rigging
• Rope work
• Sailing techniques and manoeuvres
• Launching and recovery

Onshore teaching
• Sailing theory and background
• Meteorology
• Capsize and recovery

Gift Vouchers are available for all our Courses – you can now buy online!

All course prices include logbooks and certificates – please note the Adult and Junior courses can be combined. A £60 deposit per person is required to secure your place on the course. This is non refundable due to the unpredictable nature of the weather, however rescheduling your course is not a problem.

The RYA Level 1 Course can be completed in a Dinghy, Traditional Boat or Keelboat.

“…My daughter and I have had a great couple of days tuition, learning to dinghy sail. Our instructor James was superb and managed to instruct us both allowing us to complete our first levels/stages. My daughter summed up the 2 day course as – awesome! What more can you say – highly recommended! Many thanks to Steve & James…” – Adam H

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