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.

 

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!

Singlehanded Taster

For Adults and youngsters of 14 years upwards (14 - 16 years must be accompanied by a participating adult).  Please also see our courses for Young Sailors.

Course Price:

Singlehanded Taster £50.00

Crewed Dinghy Taster £63.00

Singlehanded Taster

Date

Time

Code

Saturday 23 May 2015

1345 - 1645

SSHT 1

Saturday 11 July 2015

0930 - 1230

SSHT 2

Saturday 18 July 2015

0930 - 1230

SSHT 3

Sunday 2 August 2015

0930 - 1230

SSHT 4

Saturday 8 August 2015

1345 - 1645

SSHT 5

Sunday 16 August 2015

0930 - 1230

SSHT 6

Crewed Dinghy Taster

Date

Time

Code

Saturday 13 June 2015

0930 - 1230

SCT 2

Sunday 19 July 2015

0930 - 1230

SCT 3

Sunday 9 August 2015

1345 - 1645

SCT 4

Saturday 15 August 2015

0930 - 1230

SCT 5

Sunday 13 September 2015

0930 - 1230

SCT 6

 

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 (includes lunches)

Why not make your course residential?

Bed and breakfast and an evening meal - just £27 (single room £37), per person per night, when part of a course booking.  Check availability at the time of booking.

Price includes free 'club night' session worth £26

Two day courses

Saturday 0900 -1730 on, Sunday 0900 - 1700

23 - 24 May 2015

SSHL1 1

6 - 7 June 2015

SSHL1 2

4 - 5 July 2015

SSHL1 3

25 - 26 July 2015

SSHL1 4

22 - 23 August 2015

SSHL1 5

12 - 13 September 2015

SSHL1 6

10 - 11 October 2015

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

Why not make your course residential?

Bed and breakfast and an evening meal - just £27 (single room £37), per person per night, when part of a course booking. Check availability at the time of booking.

Price includes free club night session worth £26*

Two Day courses 0900 - 1730 Saturday, 0900 - 1700 Sunday  

23 - 24 May

SL1 1

6 - 7 June

SL1 2

11 - 12 July

SL1 3

15 - 16 August

SL1 4

5 - 6 September

SL1 5

3 - 4 October

SL1 6

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 0900 - 1730, Sunday 0900 - 1700

£195 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 time of booking.

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

30 - 31 May

Sat - Sun

SSHL2 1

13 - 14 June

Sat - Sun

SSHL2 2

19 - 20 September

Sat - Sun

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 0900 - 1730, Sunday 0900 - 1700

£230 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 time of booking.

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

30 - 31 May Sat - Sun SL2 1
18 - 19 July Sat - Sun SL2 2
17 - 18 August Mon - Tue SL2 3
12 - 13 September Sat - Sun SL2 4
10 - 11 October Sat - Sun SL2 5

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, 0900 - 1730 first day, 0900 - 1700 second day

£230 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 time of booking.

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

9 - 10 May

Sat - Sun

SL3 1

19 - 20 August

Wed - Thur

SL3 2

 

"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

Time:Tuesdays: 1800-2030 Weekends: 1000-1230 or 1330-1600

12 May

Tue

CN 1

26 May

Tue

CN 2

9 June

Tue

CN 3

23 June

Tue

CN 4

30 June

Tue

CN 5

5 July

Sun pm

CN 6

14 July

Tue

CN 7

19 July

Sun pm

CN 8

28 July

Tue

CN 9

8 August

Sat pm

CN 10

11 August

Tue

CN 11

16 August

Sun pm

CN 12

25 August

Tue

CN 13

5 September

Sat pm

CN 14

8 September

Tue

CN 15

19 September

Sat pm

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)

12 April

DPE 1

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

13 - 17 April

Mon - Fri

SND 1

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