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Adult Courses

At Datchet Water Sailing Club we offer adult dinghy tuition for ages 16 and above, for all abilities. Whether you have never stepped into a boat before or have years of sailing behind you, there is something available for you. Our professional team of Instructors are all RYA qualified and we have a great selection of boats available including Wayfarers, Toppers, Lasers and z420s.

If you any questions please don't hesitate to contact us on 01753 683872 or email us sailing@dwsc.co.uk . We can accommodate additional dates, please contact us to arrange.


RYA Level 1 Start Sailing

Learn to sail. The RYA level 1 course is the perfect introduction to the sport of dinghy sailing. You will learn everything you need to know to go for a sail light winds, how to get the boat ready, how to get on the water and sailing around and how to keep you and your crew safe. Teaching takes place on the water, on land and in the classroom depending on the group and weather conditions.

We offer this course in 2 formats, either a 2-day weekend course or a 6-week half-day program.

The National Sailing Scheme logbook is included in the course price as is the certificate however this is not guaranteed unless the course is successfully completed. Boat hire, wetsuits, spray tops & buoyancy aid hire is also included.

Duration: two-day weekend course or 6 half-days
Time: 09:30 to 16:30 with a break for lunch, or Saturdays 10:00 to 13:00
Pre-course requirements: No prior experience or knowledge is required for level 1, minimum age of 16.
Price: £240 Weekend course, £260 6-week program

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RYA Level 2 - Basic Skills

Improve your sailing skills. The RYA level 2 course provides the skills and knowledge to become an independent sailor. The certificate allows members to hire dinghies at Datchet Water Sailing Club. You will learn how to launch & land, improve tacks & gybes, apply the 5 essentials, capsize recovery, develop wind awareness and essential safety knowledge.

We offer this course in 2 formats, either a 2-day weekend course or a 6-week half-day program.

A certificate is included in the course price however this is not guaranteed unless the course is successfully completed. Boat hire, wetsuits, spray tops & buoyancy aid hire is also included.

Duration: two-day weekend course or 6 half-days
Time: 09:30 to 16:30 with a break for lunch, or Saturdays 10:00 to 13:00
Pre-course requirements: Either a Level 1 certificate or equivalent experience is required, minimum age of 16.
Price: £240 Weekend course, £260 6-week program

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The learn to sail package.

Our learn to sail package is a great way to get into the wonderful world of sail, its fantastic value too. It includes the RYA Level 1 & 2 courses, which can be taken as 2-day weekend courses or as the 6-week program, as well as 4 club boat hire sessions to practice your new skills and membership at Datchet Water Sailing Club. Full price for this is normally £880 or £1630 for two adults.

The National Sailing Scheme logbook is included in the course price as are the certificates however this is not guaranteed unless the course is successfully completed. Boat hire, wetsuits, spray tops & buoyancy aid hire is also included.

Pre-course requirements: No prior experience or knowledge is required, minimum age of 16.
Price: £475 One Adult, £875 Two Adults
Our membership year is from April to March, the package must be used within this time. Membership at DWSC will be valid until the end of the March following the first course.

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*Booking note* Please choose a Level 1 date at the learn to sail package price. You will then be contacted by the team to arrange a date for Level 2.


This Girl Can

A social and fun session for ladies who want to learn to sail, improve their skills and confidence, while having a great time. Open to ladies of all abilities and ages. Whether you just want to relax and unwind or are in the market for a bit of competition, sailing has something for everyone.

Duration: 4 sessions, 2-hours each. Each booking consists of 4 evenings sessions in that month.
Time: Wednesday evenings from 18:30 to 20:30.
Pre-course requirements: Any skill or ability level, minimum age of 16.
Price: £100 non-members, £25 members
Boat, wetsuit, spray top & buoyancy aid hire is also included.

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This Man Can

A relaxed, informal session aimed at getting you on the water and sailing as quickly as possible. This Man Can sessions are supervised by one of our instructors and are a great way to learn a new skill.

Duration: 4 sessions, 2-hours each. Each booking consists of 4 evenings sessions in that month.
Time: Wednesday Evenings from 18:30 to 20:30.
Pre-course requirements: Any skill or ability level, minimum age of 16.
Price: £100 non-members, £25 members
Boat, wetsuit, spray top & buoyancy aid hire is also included.

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Private tuition

From beginner to expert, personal tuition is one of the most effective ways to develop your skills and get results. Available in 2-hour sessions our instructors will help you work on the things you want to improve at your pace.

Duration: 2-hours
Time: Please complete the enquiry form to arrange a suitable time.
Price: £90 non-member 1:2:1 tuition, £80 member, additional students are charged at £30 per person.

Private tuition is available in club boats for members however boat hire is not included in the cost.

To book please fill out an enquiry form. Let us know what you'd like to achieve and we will contact you with availability.

Last updated 16:40 on 27 May 2021

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