RYA Training Courses

Littleton Sailing Club is an RYA Training Centre offering courses in dinghy sailing leading to RYA certification for both adults and children. Our beginner dinghy courses are a great way to take your first steps into the exciting sport of dinghy sailing.

2020 Adult Course Dates
RYA Level 1 & 2 courses are planned for:

  • 2/3 May & 9/10 May
  • 18/19 Jul & 25/26 Jul
  • 15/16 Aug & 22/23 Aug
  • 26/27 Sep & 3/4 Oct
Cost: £120

More information about our adult courses can be found on our training pages.

RYA Youth Training Courses
For information on courses for young sailors go to the youth training page.

Laser Open Meeting – Saturday 13th April

We look forward to welcoming all visiting and home club Laser sailors to our Laser Open Meeting, which will be held on Saturday 13th April. Entries are open to standard, radial and 4.7m rigs.

Registration will open be at 9.30 am. It is planned to run four races, the first race start will be scheduled for 11.00am, and the following three races at times to be advised on the day. If four races are held, three will count for overall positions, if three races are held, two will count. If less than two races are held, all  will count.

Entry fee: £12.00 (to include tea and cakes at the end of the afternoon).

Download Notice of Race
Download Sailing Instructions

Note: there will be no club racing or cruising during this event.

Hooe Point SC, 2019 CSSC Dinghy Championships, 20-22 September

Hooe Point SC in Plymouth are pleased to announce that they will be hosting the 2019 CSSA Dinghy Championships which will take place over the weekend of 20th, 21st and 22nd of September.

Racing will take place using the beautiful waters of Plymouth Sound on the Saturday and Sunday and there will be a fun race on the Friday evening in the river, as an icebreaker.

There will be a barbecue on Saturday after racing for all competitors and their families (BYOB).

Several camping venues are within easy reach of the sailing club and there are also nearby B & B’s and hotels.

There is still time to enter this event. Visit the regatta website and register your interest in this event. The website address is cssa-regatta-plymouth.co.uk. It will be helpful to us if we can have an idea of numbers who may be attending.

We look forward to seeing you in September.

For further information please contact

Mark Prue: hooepoint@gmail.com or Keith Kendall kkendall@hotmail.co.uk

Littleton Awarded RYA British Youth Sailing Club Status

Littleton Sailing Club is delighted to announce that thanks to the efforts of our volunteers past and present, we have been awarded British Youth Sailing (BYS) Recognised Club status by the Royal Yachting Association (RYA).

Littleton’s recognition was awarded at the RYA Dinghy Show, Alexandra Palace on Sunday 3rd March 2019.  It was received by Stephen Lemmon the 2019 leader for the Junior Sailing Group, and Andrew Selves our Youth Instructor.

To qualify for the recognition, the Club demonstrated that we met a series of
exacting standards, we run a regular race training programme within recognised BYS classes, youth sailors from the Club  participate in BYS Regional Junior Championships (among others) and we continue to deliver training using qualified RYA Coaches to RYA Recognised Training Centre Standards.

If you are interested in trying dinghy sailing, or perhaps have previously sailed and want to take it to the next level, see our Youth Sailing activities and opportunities.

For more information on the BYS programme, visit the RYA website.

Open Day – Saturday 11th May

If you have ever wanted to try sailing, or you are wondering if you would like to join our club, then this is your chance to come and sample our hospitality and facilities, and to get out on the water for a first hand experience. If you do decide to join there is a special offer on our membership fees just for the day.

All visitors are welcome and we will have club tours available on demand for anyone who’d like to be shown round our facilities. Galley refreshments will be available all day, and the bar will be open.

Dinghy Sailing
There will be three pre-bookable sessions for adults:
Session 1: 10.30 – 12.00
Session 2: 12.30 – 14.00
Session 3: 14.30 – 16.00
After a short introduction, you will spend a total of about an hour on the water with one of our experienced sailors, who will show you which ropes to pull and even let you have a go at steering. Your ticket entitles you to free tea and a snack.

Children
Children can go sailing with their parents or they can opt for a taster in one of our boats specifically for children only. These sessions will be in the afternoon.

What to Wear for a Sailing Taster
Suitable warm clothing, waterproof trousers and top and trainers. Should you have a wetsuit and neoprene boots then that would also be an option though certainly not essential. If the weather on the day is warm then shorts will be fine. Buoyancy aids will be worn whilst on the water, so if you have one bring it with you, otherwise we will provide you with one on the day. Hot showers are available so bring a change of clothes and a towel.

Learn to Sail
If you decide you would like to learn to sail then the club offers its members several RYA Level 1&2 training courses during the year. The first course this year starts a week after our open day. Course information …

View photos from one of our previous open days