Adult courses

We're recognised by British Canoeing and the Royal Yachting Association for the quality of our watersport tuition. Our experienced and qualified instructors really enjoy passing on their expertise to new and improving sailors and paddlers. We make our courses as accessible and fun as we possibly can, whilst covering all the techniques and tactics for you to excel in your chosen sport. We also provide all the equipment you'll need, so you won't have to go shopping first, and a car parking permit for the duration of your course.

Not sure you want to jump in at the deep end yet? Check out our range of short taster sessions and give something new a try. Find out more here.

Don't learn well in a group? A private tuition is a great way to begin a new sport or develop existing skills at a time to suit you. Prices start at £60 for 2 hours, including equipment.

  • Give us a call on 0118 934 4424 and we'll talk you through your options

Enjoyed your course so much you want to keep practising? Get discounted boat hire and free launching with our adult membership for just £56 per year. Find out more here.

  

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RYA Safety Boat

This course will teach you how to use powerboats for escort, rescue and race management purposes. You will learn how to safely rescue all craft used on the lake. This course is strongly recommended for all watersports instructors. Pre-requisite RYA Powerboat Level 2.

Ages 16+

£250.00

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Powerboat Licence

Following the RYA Powerboat Level 2 syllabus, this two-day course will give you the skills to drive and manoeuvre a powerboat competently and safely. On completion you will be awarded with a Powerboat Level 2 certificate, which is the driving licence of powerboating. No previous experience is required. Suitable for age 12+

£250.00

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Introduction to Dinghy Sailing - Evening

This progressive evening course will introduce you to the wonderful world of dinghy sailing. Working towards the RYA Level 1 certificate, you'll learn the basics of sailing small dinghies with confidence. On completion, you will be qualified to take out one of our single-handed dinghies on your own. Ages 16+

£200.00

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Introduction to Dinghy Sailing - Weekend

This course is the perfect introduction to the wonderful world of dinghy sailing. Working towards the RYA Level 1 certificate, you'll learn the basics of sailing small dinghies with confidence. On completion, you will be qualified to take out one of our single-handed dinghies on your own. Ages 16+

Courses run either over a weekend or on consecutive Saturdays.

 

£200.00

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Improvers Dinghy Sailing - Weekend

Expand your sailing knowledge, skills and confidence on an Improvers Dinghy Sailing course. Following the RYA National Sailing Scheme Level 2 syllabus, you’ll learn more efficient sailing and a range of manoeuvres as well as useful theory and background knowledge. On gaining this certificate you will be able to hire out double handed sailing boats at Dinton and other RYA Training centres around the world. RYA Level 1 or equivalent experience required. Ages 16+

Courses run either over a weekend or on consecutive Saturdays.

£200.00

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Improvers Sailing - Evening

This 6 week progressive evening course will help you build on your sailing knowledge, skills and confidence whilst following the Royal Yachting Association Level 2 syllabus. On completion, you will be able to hire our double-handed dinghies. 16+

 

£200.00

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Sailing with Spinnakers

This course is designed to give you a start into the world of spinnaker sailing. Guiding you through everything from rigging up a spinnaker to when and how to use it out on the water. Ideal for those looking to get some extra speed and power out of their boat. Age 16+.

Prerequisites: RYA Level 2 or 3 or equivalent experience.

£200.00

Discover Canoe and Kayak

Discover Canoeing and Kayaking - Beginners course

Ages 12+. Our 1 day British Canoeing Discover Canoe and Kayak course is aimed at giving you the confidence to get out on the water on your own. Our experienced paddlesport staff will go through all you need to know to be a safe independent paddler on our local rivers, canals and lakes so you can start making your own adventures. The course covers

  • Kit choice, use and care
  • Getting on and off the water safely.
  • Boat handling skills.
  • Water safety and hazard awareness
  • Self-Rescue and simple peer rescues
  • Basics trip planning and navigation
  • Access and environmental awareness.

The course is run as a mixed fleet of Canoes, Closed-cockpit Kayaks and Sit-on-top Kayaks, you will have an opportunity to try all of them if you want or you can stick to just one type. Our Instructor will tailor the course to your aspirations and the course will give you time to practice the vital skills until you feel confident. As part of the day you will be working towards the British Canoeing Paddle Discover Award.

£100.00

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Discover Stand-Up Paddleboarding - Beginners Course

Ages 12+. Our British Canoeing Discover Stand-Up Paddleboarding course is a 1 day course aimed at giving you the confidence to get out on the water on your own. Our experienced paddlesport staff will go through all you need to know to be a safe independent paddler on our local rivers, canals and lakes so you can start making your own adventures. The course covers

  • Kit choice, use and care
  • Getting on and off the water safely.
  • Board handling skills.
  • Water safety and hazard awareness
  • Self-Rescue and simple peer rescues
  • Basics trip planning and navigation
  • Access and environmental awareness.

Our Instructor will tailor the course to your aspirations and the course will give you time to practice the vital skills until you feel confident. As part of the day you will be working towards the British Canoeing Paddle Discover Award.

£100.00

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Twilight Sailing

Keep your sailing going in a relaxed social environment on a Wednesday evening. You can either use one of our boats or take out your own. Coaches will be on hand to provide some direction, hints and tips but the sessions will be largely directed by the participants. No qualifications are needed, however we do ask that you are around RYA Dinghy Sailing Level 1 ability. Ages 16+.

From £10.80