Adult RYA Sailing Level 1 (16+) in Poole

Adult RYA Sailing Level 1 (16+) in Poole

£ 205

Poole, Dorset

Lessons & Courses, Certifications
Minimum age: 16
Poole, Dorset
Max. group size: 6
Cancellation: Strict
Minimum booking size: 1
£ 205

Activity Highlights:

Embark on a thrilling journey into the world of sailing with our Adult RYA Level 1 course. Whether you’re a beginner seeking a new adventure or looking to refresh your sailing skills, this 2-day program is the perfect way to start your sailing journey. We believe that learning to sail is the beginning of an exciting chapter, and our course is designed to provide you with the skills and confidence needed to set sail with ease. Join us for an unforgettable experience on the water!

Key Details

  • Course Length: 2 consecutive days, 9.30am-4.30pm
  • Age Limit: 16+
  • Price: £205

Course Breakdown

Our Adult RYA Level 1 course focuses on building a strong foundation in sailing. Over two days, you’ll acquire essential skills, including:

  • Launching and recovering boats
  • Steering various parts of the boat
  • Basic sailing techniques
  • Rigging and launching
  • Sailing in all directions
  • Rope work fundamentals
  • Capsize and recovery procedures
  • Vital safety knowledge
  • The ability to make informed decisions in favorable weather conditions

This comprehensive 2-day course aims to help you achieve your RYA Level 1 certification, covering a wide range of sailing skills and critical knowledge.


Join us in a picturesque setting that provides the perfect backdrop for your sailing adventure. Immerse yourself in the world of sailing at our ideal location at Poole Park, Dorset. Precise meeting point provided upon booking.


No previous sailing experience is required to enroll in the Adult RYA Level 1 course. It is open to individuals aged 16 and above who have a passion for sailing or wish to begin their sailing journey.

Why Choose Us?

We are committed to providing exceptional sailing experiences and comprehensive training for individuals of all ages and skill levels. Our team of experienced instructors, combined with our picturesque locations, makes us the ideal choice for those looking to embark on their sailing journey. Join us for the Adult RYA Level 1 course and let your passion for sailing take you to new horizons. Booking online is simple, so secure your spot today and sail into a world of adventure and confidence on the water!

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What's Included:

  • We provide all participants with the necessary equipment and resources to ensure a safe and enjoyable sailing experience:
    • Sailing on dinghies like Wayfarers or similar
    • Buoyancy aids for all participants
    • Availability of waterproof jackets and trousers in case of inclement weather

What's Not Included:

  • Please note that accommodations, meals, and transportation to and from the course location are not included in the course fee.
  • Option to add handbook and logbook to booking.


Suitable for Events
Car parking available
Storage locker
Changing rooms available
Showers Available
On-site shop
Free Wi-Fi

Frequently Asked Questions

No, this course is designed for beginners, and no previous experience is required.

RYA Level 1 allows you to sail confidently in good weather conditions and is the first step toward more advanced RYA certifications.

After Level 1, you can consider advancing to RYA Level 2 to expand your sailing skills and capabilities.

This course is open to ages 16+ who are eager to build foundational sailing skills.

Unfortunately not. Participants should bring their own lunch and snacks.

Absolutely! You can view and book our full range of courses at the bottom of this page.

Buoyancy aids and waterproofs are provided. You will, however, need plenty of old clothes – as sailing can be a damp sport! Bring shorts and tee shirts for warmer days and tracksuit bottoms and sweatshirts for colder days. A pair of old trainers or wetsuit shoes is also recommended. We can provide a more detailed kit list upon booking, too.

Our centre is fully equipped with first aid boxes located in the residential accommodation and sailing centre offices. All our main safety boats carry a first aid kit and a radio. All our instructors hold a valid First Aid certificate and attend a health and safety induction when joining the company.

We guarantee to give you the training and do our very best to help you pass the training and assessments. Most of the certificates depend on you demonstrating your competence, so we can’t give you a firm guarantee that you will pass. However, if the worst comes to the worst, you’ll leave us with an action plan to complete.

Extras / Options

This serves as the official syllabus and logbook for individuals learning to sail dinghies, keelboats, and multihulls as part of the RYA National Sailing Scheme. In this fifth edition, updates have been incorporated to encompass the RYA’s newly introduced Racing syllabus.

For those progressing through the RYA National Sailing Scheme, spanning from Start Sailing to Championship Racing, this publication is indispensable. It stands as the world’s premier small-boat sailing program, with an annual participation of over 80,000 individuals in the various offered courses.

The RYA’s well-established training methods are globally renowned, and this book serves as an invaluable resource to boost your confidence and expand your knowledge. This latest edition features a brand-new layout with larger and more detailed illustrations designed to enhance the learning experience.

This book is an excellent learning and reference companion, containing crucial information for taking to the water, regardless of age.

Each chapter provides a comprehensive overview of key aspects crucial to mastering the sport, including:

  • Setting up your boat
  • Taking to the water
  • Foundational skills
  • Tacking and Gybing
  • Departing and returning to shore

How it works: 

  1. Make a booking.
  2. The centre will accept your booking, usually within an hour or two.
  3. Pay for the booking to confirm it.

If you have specific questions, please put them in the comments section, and the centre will answer before you pay.

If something isn't right or if there are no dates available, then send us a message in the live chat.

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Cancellation Policy


  • You can cancel until 48 hours before your booking for a full refund
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 24 hours beforehand and the full amount after 24 hours 


  • You can cancel until 5 days before your booking for a full refund
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 48 hours beforehand and the full amount after 48 hours 


  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 14 days before their booking
  • If you cancel between 7 and 14 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount


  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 30 days before your booking
  • If you cancel between 7 and 30 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount
  • You can also receive a full refund if you cancel within 48 hours of paying, if the cancellation occurs at least 14 days before the booking starts