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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.

 

Family Sailing Tasters

Taster

Not sure if dinghy sailing is for you? Why not try this short fun session?. All specialist equipment is provided and following a short briefing you will soon be afloat discovering the enjoyment and freedom sailing offers. Your instructor will teach and support throughout. By the end of the session, for the vast majority of new sailors it’s YES,  I’d like to book a Level One course!

  • Single-handed


    9 Aug (Saturday am)


    9.30am-12.30pm


    £50


    SSHT 5


  • Crewed


    10 Aug (Sunday am)


    9.30am-12.30pm


    £63


    SCT 4


Comparing prices? Remember our residential courses are fully inclusive offering excellent value for money.

 

Singlehanded Sailing

Linked courses

Look out for our linked courses which link Level 1, 2 and 3 courses together to make a combined 4day course. Make a linked booking and receive a 25% discount on the second course

Start Sailing RYA Level One

This fun and exciting course is the perfect introduction to singlehanded sailing. Your instructor will cover all the basics including rigging, launching, how to sail in all directions and capsize recovery. You will spend most of the course afloat, however short theory sessions will ensure you have an understanding of topics such as tides and weather. By the end of the course you should be confident sailing in light winds under supervision.

£195 Non-residential (include lunches)
£210 Residential includes lunches, one night B&B and evening meal on 1st day

Extra B&B £27 per night (subject to availability)

Price includes free 'club night' session worth £26

  • 23 – 24 August
    SSHL1 5 Family
     
  • 13 – 14 September
    SSHL1 6
     
  • 11 – 12 October
    SSHL1 7
     

Crewed - Start Sailing RYA Level One

Using Wayfarer dinghies, our instructors will take you through all the basics of sailing, including rigging, launching, steering and balancing the boat. Most of the course will be spent afloat learning the practical aspects of the sport, however short theory sessions will also be included, to ensure you have a good understanding of topics such as tides, weather and personal equipment.

£230 Non-residential includes lunches,
£245 Residential includes lunches, one night B&B and evening meal on 1st day.

Extra B&B £27 per night (subject to availability)

Price includes free club night session worth £26*

  • 4 – 5 October
    SL1 7
     

Comparing prices? Remember our residential courses are fully inclusive offering excellent value for money.

Once you have completed your Level One or Two why not join us on our ‘club’ sessions?

 

Basic Skills

Look out for our linked courses which link Level 1, 2 and 3 courses together to make a combined 4-day course. Make a linked booking and receive a 25% discount on the second course

Singlehanded RYA Level Two

The perfect follow up for those having completed a single handed or a crewed dinghy ‘Start Sailing’ course. You will develop your sailing skills and knowledge to enable you to sail your boat more effectively and safely. By the end of the course you should be able to sail and make decisions in good conditions.

Two day course, Saturday 9am-5.30pm, Sunday 9am-5pm

  • £195 Non-residential includes lunches

  • £210 Residential includes lunches, one night B&B and evening meal on 1st day
    Extra B&B £27 per night (subject to availability)

*Price includes free ‘club night’ session worth £26*

  • 20 – 21 September
    SSHL2 3

Crewed RYA Level Two

An ideal follow up for those who have completed the Level One course, or for those with some previous helming experience. We aim to give you in-depth tuition in launching and recovery, coming alongside, sailing the boat effectively around a triangular course and the ability to deal with an accidental capsize. Wayfarers or one of our other crewed boats will be used on this course.

Two day course, Saturday 9am-5.30pm, Sunday 9am-5pm

  • £230 Non-residential includes lunches

  • £245 Residential includes lunches, one night B&B and evening meal on 1st day
    Extra B&B £27 per night (subject to availability)

*Price includes free ‘club night’ session worth £26*

  • 13-14 Sept
    SL2 5
  • 11-12 Oct
    SL2 6

Once you have completed your Level Two why not join us on our ‘club’ sessions?

Crewed RYA Level Three

This course enables you to gain more confidence in the skills and techniques already learned, in Levels One and Two, and introduces a taster of the Advanced modules. The programme will aim at better individual performance.

Depending on the prevailing weather conditions, it could include: more skilful tacking, gybing and upwind sailing, rig and boat tuning, introduction to spinnakers and sailing in stronger winds.

Boats used could include Wayfarers, Laser Stratos or Topper Xenons.

Two day course, 9am-5.30pm first day, 9am-5pm second day

  • £230 Non-residential includes lunches

  • £245 Residential includes lunches, one night B&B and evening meal on 1st day
    Extra B&B £27 per night (subject to availability)

Price includes free ‘club night’ session worth £26*

 

"Club" Sailing 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.

Save up to 40% by block booking

when block booked and paid for in one transaction. (All sessions option is for Max 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 or
£250 for all sessions

  • 20 May
    CN 3
     
  • 3 June
    CN 4
     
  • 17 June
    CN 5
     
  • 8 July
    CN 6
     
  • 20 July (Sunday pm)
    CN 7
     
  • 22 July
    CN 8
     
  • 26 July (Saturday am)
    CN 9
     
  • 5 August
    CN 10
     
  • 10 August (Sunday am)
    CN 11
     
  • 19 August
    CN 12
     
  • 23 August (Saturday am)
    CN 13
     
  • 2 September
    CN 14
     
  • 6 September (Saturday am)
    CN 15
     
  • 16 September
    CN 16
     
  • 28 September (Sunday pm)
    CN 17
     

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.

  • 18 October (Saturday)
    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.

£385 Non-residential includes lunches and evening meals
£425 Residential as non-residential plus 4 nights B&B

Extra B&B available at £27 per night (subject to availability)

  • 17–21 November
    SND 3

*Also available residentially for 16/17 year olds

Comparing prices? Remember our residential courses are fully inclusive offering excellent value for money.

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.

£385 Non-residential includes lunches and evening meals
£425 Residential as non-residential plus 3 nights B&B

Extra B&B available at £27 per night (subject to availability)

Course times  Full timings on request., finish 5pm

  • 13-16 October
    SNS 1
 
 

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