Dinghy Sailing Adult Level 1 – Start Sailing

Book-Now-Button-PNG-PhotosLove an adventure in the fresh air, then small boat sailing could be for you. You can take your family, go with friends or escape by yourself, leaving the stress of daily life behind on the shore.

The aim of this course is to build and develop your skills to a point where you are able to sail a dinghy in light to moderate winds on all points of sail.  During the course you will learn how to set up the dinghy, sail up wind and down wind and have the opportunity to experience a variety of small single handed dinghies. Upon successful completion of the course you will receive a nationally recognised level 1 certificate accredited by the Royal Yachting Association.

Course Content:

During the Start Sailing course you will cover the following:

  • Basic meteorology
  • Develop a variety of sailing techniques
  • Learn how to launch and recover the boat
  • Capsize Recovery
  • Sailing Theory
  • Basic Rope work

This will be covered using a variety of techniques including simulator work, practical exercises and classroom based learning. Our staff are highly experienced instructors who will endeavour to make the course an enjoyable and memorable experience.

Pre-course requirements:

  • No previous experience is required.
  • You must be over 16 to take part in this course.


The Anderton  Centre will provide wetsuits and  buoyancy aids. Additional kit you may wish to bring include:

  • Swimwear & a towel
  • Warm outdoor wear, hat , gloves etc
  • Sun cream
  • Drinks bottle / flask
  • Packed lunch
  • Trainers you don’t mind getting wet / wetboots
  • Any medication you require

Course Dates:

16th -17th June 2018

8th – 9th September 2018

6th – 7th October 2018

Please email our DofE and Course Co-ordinator on dofe@andertoncentre.co.uk for our latest prices and availability. 

Please note that courses need a min number of 3 candidates to run.

Venue: Anderton Centre, New Road, Nr Chorley PR6 9HG

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Additional Reading

You may wish to read up on the following publications:

  • RYA Start Sailing – Beginners Handbook – G3