back search

hantsweb

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

  • 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

  • Book now

    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.


  • Book now

    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

  • Book now

    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)


  • Book now

    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

  • Book now

    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)


  • Book now

    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)


  • Book now

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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)

 
 

In this section…