Traditional Sailing Boat Courses

Our beautiful Traditional Sailing Boats gives you the option to learn the RYA method on something larger, easier to sail, and far more stable than a dinghy.

RYA advice currently prevents us from putting instructors in boats with students, once this advice is relaxed we plan on resuming Tuition, Taster Sessions, Kids Weeks, Swallows & Amazons etc.
Until we have some indication of when this may be we are not taking any tuition bookings.

Our boats are Lune Whammels, which were originally used on the Lune Estuary and other coastal waters as fishing vessels. The boats we use at our Centre are faithful reproductions of their working ancestors with their tan sails and wooden spars.

We offer RYA Level 1, RYA Level 2 and RYA Seamanship Skills. The content is almost the same as for dinghies although there are a few differences. Our courses run from 10am – 5pm with an hour for lunch.

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. Please contact us for our Booking Policy

“…Thoroughly enjoyed my two days learning to sail on Ullswater at Glenridding Sailing Centre. I have wanted to learn to sail a traditional boat for a long time, too long, and finally took the plunge. Now I can’t wait to go back, practice and gain confidence in handling a keelboat by myself. My brilliant instructor, Linnhe, explained everything very clearly, had lots of patience and oodles of encouragement. She knew just when to start pushing me to think for myself. Level 2 here we come…” Laura R