Learn to Sail

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

All our courses are led by qualified RYA instructors, with no more than 6 students per instructor for single handed, or 8 students per instructor in double handed boats. For beginner adult training, we support you with an Instructor in every dinghy, until you are confident to sail yourself.  Every course includes an RYA Logbook (if not already held).

Adult Training

The club offers the following RYA courses suitable for beginners and improving sailors:
RYA Level 1 and 2 (4 day beginner course)
RYA Level 3 (2 day improver course)
Advanced Sailing (2 day courses)

Improving Your Sailing Skills

Once you have completed a course we are keen that you carry on sailing and developing your skills so we run  follow on sessions throughout the year where possible. 
We also have a team of mentors who will answer any questions and may also go out on the water with you. You can contact them via sailingsupport@littletonsc.co.uk

Youth Training

Littleton has a very active parent supervised Juniors’ Sailing Group, which aims to introduce youngsters  to sailing and, with parents, develop basic sailing skills and have fun. All juniors have opportunities to progress to club racing. 
To progress sailing skills and knowledge, we run RYA Youth Training courses for club members from age 8 to 18. From age 16, young members can alternatively participate in the RYA Adult scheme. 

Offshore Yacht Training and Experience

Yacht training opportunities are also available to members of the CSSA. For more information go to the CSSA training page.

Student Feedback

“Thanks so much to you and the team for running such an enjoyable, informative and well put together course. I had an absolutely brilliant time, learnt a huge amount and can’t wait to get back out on the water!

“Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to learn to sail at my own pace. I was particularly pleased to learn about the weekly informal training sessions and cheap boat hires made available after my Level 1&2 and Level 3 RYA courses. They allowed me to maintain and improve the skills that I had learnt and gave me the confidence to sign up for racing at the club. I have made great sailing friends too, which is always a bonus! I am proud to be a member of Littleton Sailing Club!”

“The club and the instructional team are a great asset and have provided exactly the enthusiastic and encouraging atmosphere that I needed. What a great team.”

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