Calshot Activities Centre

Sailing courses for adults

Adults Learn to Sail Options

Sailing at Calshot

Singlehanded Dinghy

Pico, Feva and Funboat
These boats are sailed solo which means you helm all the time, allowing you to make considerable progress. While a little wetter and more physically demanding than crewed boats, singlehanders do offer the perfect weekend for those with a “go for it” attitude.

Your instructor will coach and provide support from a powerboat.
Max teaching ratio 1:6

Crewed Dinghy

Wayfarer, Stratos, Xenon and Buzz
These twin sail boats are crewed by up to 3 students. Initially, your instructor will be on board providing immediate feedback and guidance.

As you progress (and provided the conditions are suitable) your instructor will move into a powerboat to provide further coaching.
Max teaching ratio 1:3

Family and Young people courses

A number of our courses are nominated ‘Family’ courses and are open to youngsters of 14 upwards with a participating adult or 16 and 17 year olds on their own (non-residential only). Don’t forget we also run sailing courses for young people

Corporate and Group Sailing or Regattas

Whether you are looking for a corporate day with a difference, an inland club wanting tidal experience, or an Association wanting to hold National championships, Calshot may be able to help, please contact us to discuss your specific requirements.

Private Tuition

Fast track your personal performance with private tuition

Price for one person

45 minutes £50

1.5 hours £80

3 hours £150

6 hours £260 (includes lunch)

Second person 50% extra, for 3 or more enquire about our group rates.

 

Tasters

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Sailing - Singlehanded Tasters

For ages 14 upwards (14 & 15 year olds must be accompanied by a participating adult)

Not sure if dinghy sailing is for you? Why not try this short fun session? An ideal course for those with a 'go for it' attitude and a good level of fitness. All specialist equipment is provided and following a short briefing you will soon be afloat discovering the enjoyment and freedom sailing offers.

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Sailing - Crewed Tasters

For ages 14 upwards (14 & 15 year olds must be accompanied by a participating adult)

Not sure if dinghy sailing is for you? Why not try this short fun session? You will learn how to steer, balance and turn the boat under the direct supervision of your instructor, who will be on board throughout.

Family Sailing Tasters

 

Start sailing

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Sailing - Singlehanded RYA Level One

For ages 14 upwards (14 & 15 year olds must be accompanied by a participating adult)

The perfect introduction to single handed sailing, including rigging, launching, sailing in all directions and capsize recovery.

Residential option is available from £27 (AGE 18+ ONLY)

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Sailing - Crewed RYA Level One

For ages 14 upwards (14 & 15 year olds must be accompanied by a participating adult)

The perfect introduction to crewed sailing.

Residential option is available from £27 (AGE 18+ ONLY)

 

Basic Skills/Better Sailing

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Singlehanded RYA Level Two

For ages 14 upwards (14 & 15 year olds must be accompanied by a participating adult)

The follow up course for those who have completed a single handed or a crewed dinghy 'Start Sailing' course.

Residential option is available from £27 (AGE 18+ ONLY)

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Crewed RYA Level Two

For ages 14 upwards (14 & 15 year olds must be accompanied by a participating adult)

The follow up course for those who have completed a single handed or a crewed dinghy 'Start Sailing' course.

Residential option is available from £27 (AGE 18+ ONLY)

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Crewed RYA Level Three

For ages 14 upwards (14 & 15 year olds must be accompanied by a participating adult)

This course builds on the skills and techniques learnt in Levels One and Two, introducing a taster of the Advanced Modules.

Residential option is available from £27 (AGE 18+ ONLY)

 

"Club" Sailing sessions

Save up to 40% by block booking

When block booked and paid for in one transaction. (All sessions option is for up to 17 sessions. If more than 5 sessions are cancelled we will refund £19 for each session subsequently cancelled).

  • £26 per session

  • £117 for 5 Sessions

  • £229 for 10 sessions

  • £250 for all sessions

 

What better way to continue your sailing than at our club sessions. Instructors will be on hand to give ‘top tips’ and provide safety cover and every session will include a free optional coaching clinic. Bookings should be made in advance. Timings are inclusive of changing and rigging boats.

Minimum sailing standard

  • Singlehanders - RYA Level One, in crewed or singlehanders.

  • Crewed Boats - RYA Level Two, obtained in crewed boats.

14-15 year olds who meet the above criteria can attend with participating adult.

We will only cancel a session if the weather conditions make the risks unmanageable. e.g. Strong winds, fog etc.

Date

Time

Code

Tuesday 12 May 1800-2030 CN 1
Tuesday 26 May 1800-2030 CN 2
Tuesday 9 June 1800-2030 CN 3
Tuesday 23 June 1800-2030 CN 4
Tuesday 30 June 1800-2030 CN 5
Sunday 5 July 1330-1600 CN 6
Tuesday 14 July 1800-2030 CN 7
Sunday 19 July 1330-1600 CN 8
Tuesday 28 July 1800-2030 CN 9
Saturday 8 August 1330-1600 CN 10
Tuesday 11 August 1800-2030 CN 11
Sunday 16 August 1330-1600 CN 12
Tuesday 25 August 1800-2030 CN 13
Saturday 5 September 1330-1600 CN 14
Tuesday 8 September 1800-2030 CN 15
Saturday 19 September 1330-1600 CN 16

We will only cancel a session if the weather conditions make the risks unmanageable. e.g. Strong winds, fog etc.

 

Instructors pre-entry assessment

Prior to attending a Dinghy Instructor course all candidates must pass a pre–entry sailing assessment.

0900 – 1700 Sunday £100 (lunch included)

26 July

DPE 2

25 October

DPE 3

RYA Dinghy Instructor

An intensive 5 day course run by RYA Coaches. The course will cover all aspects of the RYA syllabus including assessment by an RYA Coach/Assessor. Candidates should ensure they meet all the pre-entry requirements as laid out in the RYA Dinghy Coaching Handbook and Log Book G14.

£390 Non-residential includes lunches

Why not make your course residential?

Bed and breakfast and an evening meal - just £27.00 (single room £37.00), per person per night, when part of a course booking.  Check availability at the time of booking.

Time: Start 1000 on first day, finish 1700 on last day

27 - 31 July

Mon - Fri

SND 2*

26 - 30 October

Mon - Fri

SND 3

*Also available residentially for 16/17 year olds

RYA Senior Instructor

An intensive four day training and assessment course for experienced RYA Instructors wanting to become fleet/sailing managers. Candidates must have the required experience and prerequisites as described in the RYA Dinghy Coaching Handbook/Logbook G14.

A pre–course workbook must be completed prior to the course, so early booking is recommended.

£390 Non-residential includes lunches.

Why not make your course residential?

Bed and breakfast and an evening meal - just £27.00 (single room £37.00), per person per night, when part of a course booking. Check availability at the time of booking.

Course times: 0900 (Mon).  Finish 1700 (Thur)

12 - 15 October

Mon - Thur

SNS 1