Learn to Sail

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Learn to Sail at Leigh & Lowton Sailing Club

LLSC is a Royal Yachting Association (RYA)  Recognised Training Centre with qualified instructors and coaches, and is subject to annual inspections and re-certification.

We run various approved RYA certificate courses, primarily to teach new members how to sail, and then to develop their skills and confidence. We want to help adults and children to enjoy what can become a lifelong interest. You can book online

Adult Learn to Sail: RYA Level 1 (Start Sailing); Level 2 (Basic Skills); Level 3 and Start Racing.

Although not leading to a certificate, the club runs an Adult Improver & Introduction to Racing course. This is aimed specifically at those members who have recently completed Level 2. In a sailing club like Leigh & Lowton, the main activity is dinghy racing. Racing is the most popular way of “giving a purpose” to your sailing activities whilst at the same time improving your skills and sharpening your techniques by competition. The course is intended to build on the skills acquired in Level 2 to gain confidence and to provide a gradual introduction to racing. The course will be held over a series of 10 sessions (some Saturday, some Sunday and some Wednesday evenings).

Junior Learn to Sail: RYA Stage 1 (Start Sailing); Stage 2; Stage 3; Start Racing and further race coaching. The stepping-stones to becoming a top-flight sailor!  These are free of charge to club members excepting boat hire for club boats – numbers are limited by boats and instructors so book early.

Junior/Youth Camps: Our every popular 3-day camps have been running for some years. Check the training calendar for this years dates and to book your place.

Adult Powerboat Training: RYA Level 2; Safetyboat
These courses are run to train members to become coxswains of the club safetyboats which are manned and on the water during club racing and training.

Coach training: The club encourages all members to assist in training for other members, whether as an official coach, an assistant or as a powerboat safety coxswain.  Courses for these skills are run at intervals at the club for assistant instructor, dinghy instructor or race coach qualifications.  This can be one of the most rewarding ways of giving something back to a great sport.

For all the above training, all you need to do is join the club and then book the appropriate courses. You can join and book your training courses online now at http://webcollect.org.uk/llsc

Or make contact for details

Gareth Williams (Principal of Training Centre)