RYA Sailing with Spinnakers Course in Poole

RYA Sailing with Spinnakers Course in Poole

£ 205

Poole, Dorset

Lessons & Courses, Certifications
Minimum age: 13
Poole, Dorset
Max. group size: 6
Cancellation: Strict
Minimum booking size: 1
£ 205

Activity Highlights:

Designed for sailing enthusiasts, this course offers a unique opportunity to master the art of spinnaker sailing. Whether you’re looking to enhance your skills or preparing for the RYA Dinghy Instructor Course, this experience is both challenging and rewarding.

Key Details

  • Course Length: 2 consecutive days, 9.30am-4.30pm
  • Price: £205
  • Age Group: 13 years and above

Course Breakdown

During the course, you’ll learn:

  • Rigging a boat with either a conventional or asymmetric spinnaker.
  • Gybing and recovering the spinnaker efficiently.
  • Sailing the best possible downwind course.
  • Advanced boat handling techniques.

Over the course of two days, we will cover:

  • Introduction to Spinnakers: Understanding their purpose and types.
  • Rigging Techniques: Hands-on practice in rigging both conventional and asymmetric spinnakers.
  • On-Water Training: Real-time sailing with spinnakers, focusing on gybing, recovery, and downwind navigation.
  • Safety and Boat Handling: Emphasis on safety procedures and refining boat handling skills.


Our course is conducted at our scenic and well-equipped sailing centre. We are based at Rockley Point, Poole, Dorset. Precise meeting point provided upon booking.


Prior sailing experience is necessary to partake in this course. The course is an advanced course for experienced sailors.

Why Choose Us?

We pride ourselves on our experienced and friendly RYA certified instructors who offer a comprehensive, hands-on learning experience. We have beautiful and well-equipped sailing facilities and a commitment to safety and enjoyment. Our partnership with Decathlon, means we can offer quality gear at affordable prices.

Whether you’re a budding instructor or looking to enhance your skills, our RYA Sailing with Spinnakers Course is the perfect choice. Book your adventure online today and set sail towards an unforgettable experience!

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What's Included:

  • Expert instruction from qualified RYA instructors.
  • Use of sailing equipment and boats.
  • Buoyancy aids and waterproof gear.
  • Exclusive discounts on equipment and clothing through our partnership with Decathlon.

What's Not Included:

  • Personal sailing gear (a detailed kit list will be provided).
  • Meals and accommodation.


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

Frequently Asked Questions

With the RYA Sailing with Spinnakers certification, you’ll be well-equipped to tackle advanced boat handling and confidently sail with spinnakers. This valuable expertise opens doors to various sailing opportunities, including participating in spinnaker races, instructing others in spinnaker sailing techniques, and enjoying more thrilling and competitive sailing experiences. Whether you aspire to become a competitive racer or simply want to elevate your sailing skills, this certification empowers you to navigate the waters with precision and confidence.

This course is open to expereinced sailors ages 13+ who are eager to take their sailing skills to the next level.

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 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