RYA Sailing Level 1 in Lancashire

RYA Sailing Level 1 in Lancashire

£ 180

Chorley, Lancashire

Lessons & Courses, Certifications
Chorley, Lancashire
Max. group size: 6
Cancellation: Flexible
£ 180

Activity Highlights:

This program is your first step into the exhilarating world of dinghy sailing. Tailored for beginners, our course is designed to introduce you to the joys of sailing in a fun, supportive, and safe environment. Whether you’re looking to take up a new hobby or dreaming of sailing the seas, this course is the perfect starting point.

Key Details

  • Price: £180 per person
  • Duration: 2 days (usually Saturday and Sunday)
  • Timings: 8.30am – 4.30pm
  • Catering: Includes breakfast and a delicious cooked lunch
  • 2024 Course Dates: 30th & 31st March, 20th & 21st April, 20th & 21st July, 17th & 18th August
  • Accommodation: Available upon request, subject to availability

Key Skills

During the course, you’ll learn the essentials of boat handling, sail control, and key safety procedures. We focus on practical, hands-on learning to build your confidence on the water. By the end of the course, you’ll be able to sail in light winds under supervision and gain a basic understanding of sailing techniques and background knowledge.

Course Breakdown

The course is conducted in Laser Pico single-handed dinghies, ideal for beginners. You’ll start with learning to rig the boat and understanding its controls. Once you’re ready, we’ll take to the water, giving you the thrilling experience of helming a sailing dinghy on your own, all under the watchful eye of our expert RYA instructors.


  • No prior experience required.
  • Although there is no specific minimum age, under-16s may prefer the Youth Sailing Scheme.

Why Choose Us?

Our centre offers an unmatched sailing experience with our passionate, RYA qualified instructors leading the way. We pride ourselves on providing a warm, welcoming environment where everyone, regardless of experience, can learn and enjoy the thrill of sailing. With our beautiful location, top-notch facilities, and commitment to safety and fun, you’re in for an unforgettable sailing adventure.

Set sail with us and discover a new passion on the open waters!

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What's Included:

  • RYA Level 1 certificate upon successful completion.
  • All necessary sailing equipment.
  • Expert instruction from RYA-qualified instructors.
  • Breakfast and lunch each day.

What's Not Included:

  • Personal sailing gear (waterproof clothing, etc.).
  • Travel to and from the centre.
  • Accommodation (can be requested).

Frequently Asked Questions

Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive the RYA Level 1 certificate. Our instructors assess your skills throughout the two days, ensuring you meet the required competencies, such as sailing in various directions and understanding basic safety procedures. The certificate is a recognition of your newfound skills and is the first step in the RYA sailing pathway, opening doors for further sailing adventures and courses.

Sailing is a weather-dependent activity, but we don’t let a bit of rain stop us! We continuously monitor weather conditions and adapt our sailing activities accordingly. If the weather is deemed unsafe for sailing (like in the case of high winds or thunderstorms), we have a range of alternative activities and theory sessions to ensure your learning experience continues. Your safety is our top priority, so we’ll always make decisions with that in mind.

Our recommended kit list is:

  • Full set of spare clothing including dry shoes
  • Sun cream
  • Insect repellent
  • Anorak or waterproof jacket
  • Fleece
  • Trainers
  • Old shoes (to get wet)
  • Towel
  • Bag(s) for dirty/wet clothes
  • Snacks
  • Water bottle
  • Hats, gloves and scarf for winter months
  • Any personal medication (please make centre staff aware of this)

Yes, we cater for all types of food allergies and religious food requirements. We ask that you inform our reception team at least 2 weeks prior to your visit to allow our catering team to source the necessary ingredients and produce a suitable menu.

Accommodation is not included in this course. However, it can be arranged upon request and subject to availablity. The majority of our bedrooms sleep between 3 to 4 in bunk beds in each room. Sheets, duvets and pillows are provided. All rooms are en-suite.

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 yoru 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