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.

As an RYA affiliated club, we support the RYA’s aims to ensure that all present and potential participants, members, instructors, coaches, competitors, officials, volunteers and employees are treated fairly and on an equal basis, irrespective of sex, age, disability, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, marriage and civil partnership, gender reassignment or social status.

As an RYA recognised training establishment, we can provide all courses within the RYA training pathway from start sailing to advanced seamanship and racing skills for both adults and youth. Training is provided at a low cost to club members, so membership of the club is required prior to booking on a course.


Adult Learn to Sail: RYA Level 1 (Start Sailing); Level 2 (Basic Skills); Level 3 and Start Racing.
Learn to sail by enrolling on one of our very popular Learn to Sail courses. You will be taught using the Royal Yachting Association’s tried and tested methods by our fully qualified instructors. By the end of the course, you will be able to sail a dinghy around a triangular course even if you have never set foot in a boat before. The ‘Plus’ part signifies that the course includes a couple of evening improver sessions and an optional supported Wednesday night race. All in the same group so you will be amongst the same group of people you have learnt with.

We offer adult start sailing courses 4 or 5 times throughout the year with the first one in April and the final course in August.

Courses include an introductory Zoom call where we can advise on what to expect during the course. The practical aspects of the course are completed either over several Saturdays or weekdays during school holidays. Following the course you are invited to participate in some further supervised improver sessions where you can practice your new skills under supervision of some experienced club members.


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)