We have Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Dinghy Sailing Courses for complete beginners to experienced sailors in a safe and friendly atmosphere.
Each course must have a minimum of two people to run.
Courses are available for those aged 8 to 16, individuals can take part in RYA Stage One, Two, Three and Four courses.
Each course must have a minimum of four people to run. Each Stage is based on a two-day course running from 10am to 4pm.
We offer British Canoeing (BC) accredited courses for beginners and for those who want to get better and improve their skills.
We provide all the kit and resources you will need. All you will need to bring is a change of clothes and a towel.
Just because the initial BC Level one course is tailored for those over the age of 14, youths can still take part in our canoeing and kayaking schemes!
To complete your Paddlepower Start, Passport and Discover come and join our youth night sessions.
We offer RYA Powerboat Level One, Two and Safety Boat courses.
As an Inland Centre, the courses offered are Inland endorsed courses. Working closely with our local tidal club on the River Thames we can arrange for a Coastal Conversion day for the Level Two and Safety boat course.
For RYA Safety Boat Courses please contact the Centre.
RYA Powerboat Level One Courses (1 day)
Eight years old. Candidates aged under the age of 16 will be issued with an endorsed certificate.
- launch and recovery
- preparation of the boat and crew
- boat handling
- picking up and securing to a mooring buoy
- leaving and coming alongside
- being towed
Able to drive under supervision.
RYA Powerboat Level Two Courses (2 day)
12 years old. Candidates aged under the age of 16 will be issued with an endorsed certificate.
- the Powerboat Level One syllabus
- low-speed close quarters handling
- man overboard recovery
- an introduction to driving at planing speed
Self-sufficient powerboat driver in the right conditions, aware of own limitations and those of craft.