People of all ages can learn to sail at Cobnor. Whether you are a complete beginner, or you wish to update your previous sailing skills, as you are feeling a bit rusty - there is something for everyone. Either book on one of our scheduled brochure courses, or call us for 1:1 private tuition in our fleet. You can attain qualifications following the RYA National Sailing Levels, or simply get out on the water and enjoy the beauty of Chichester Harbour.
Keelboat Level 1 - Start Sailing
The Keel boat course is designed for beginners who want a basic introduction to sailing and will give you a good start to cover the basics. By the end of the two days you will have covered all you need to know to get afloat under supervision. The course will cover, an awareness of launching and recovering, tacking and gybing and some basic ropework. The aim of the course will be to spend the majority of time on the water.
Adults on the water (Sailing)
2 consecutive days are all you need to start or you can book up the whole week. This Adult Sailing week offers you an opportunity to hone skills and spend more time on the water with full instruction and work towards your next RYA qualification. Book a minimum of 2 days £45.00 a day or book additional days (or the whole week!) . The course is recommended for anyone wishing to sail, regardless of experience. Each individual will work towards their own goals and possibly towards RYA certification. Expert tuition will be provided and sailing will be done in a mix of single and double handed boats.
Start Sailing | RYA Level 1
- Age: 16+
- Cost: £180
- Pre-requisite: None
This course provides a short introduction to sailing for novices. You will learn how to sail in all directions, including an awareness of launching and recovering. By the end of the course participants will have basic understanding of boat handling techniques and background knowledge and will be able to sail in light winds under supervision.
RYA Adult Level 1 participants will be given a logbook as part of the course fee. We advise everyone participating in RYA courses to have their own logbook as this will give you the opportunity to track progress and record your sailing experience.
Basic Skills | RYA Level 2
- Age: 16+
- Cost: £180
- Pre-requisite: Level 1
This course covers rigging, launching and sailing in all directions. It also includes capsize recovery and essential safety knowledge. By the end of the two day course you will be able to sail and make decisions in good conditions.
We advise everyone participating in RYA courses to have their own logbook as this will give you the opportunity to track progress and record your sailing experience. If you do not have a logbook, you will be able to purchase one from the Centre.