Sailing for adults

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. 

Start Sailing | RYA Level 1 | Keelboats 

  • No minimum age (although under 16s may prefer to learn through the Youth Sailing Scheme)
  • 2 days - 16 hours
  • Cost: £190.00
  • Pre-requisite: None
  • Check dates and book here - if you can't see the date that you want, please email sail@cobnor.com to see if we can add an additional course.

This course is run in our Hawk 20 spacious Keelboats and is designed for beginners as an 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.

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 are advised that everyone participating in RYA courses to have their own G4 logbook as this will give you the opportunity to track progress and record your sailing experience. These are available from our centre at £8.00 or from the RYA. 

Basic Skills | RYA Level 2 | Dinghies 

  • No minimum age (although under 16s may prefer to learn through the Youth Sailing Scheme)
  • Cost: £190.00
  • Pre-requisite: Level
  • Check dates and book here - if you can't see the date that you want, please email sail@cobnor.com to see if we can add an additional course. 

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. 

RYA Adult Level 3 - Better Sailing

  • Price: £190.00
  • Ages: 16+ 
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Timings: 09:00-16:30
  • Certification included
  • Currently we do not have a Level 3 course running, please email sail@cobnor.com if you are looking to book this course. 

RYA Level 3 Better Sailing (2 days) - This course will allow you to enhance your previously learnt skills from the Level 2 and is a direct step to advance your sailing skills, improving and developing practical techniques and also delving deeper into the theoretical side of sailing.  

When you complete the course you be more confident and this will help inform your decision of where to take your sailing next where you will be and ready to progress to advanced courses.
Participants are encouraged to purchase an RYA Advanced Sailing book G12 for £12.50 when you book your course with us

Adults on the water| Sailing

  • Age: 16+
  • Cost: £50.00 a day (minimum 2 days) 
  • Pre-requisite: Level
  • Check dates and book here - if you can't see the date that you want, please email sail@cobnor.com to see if we can add an additional course. 

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 for your first time on the water or to get your sea legs back if you haven't been out on the water for a while. Book a minimum of 2 days £50.00 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. Expert tuition will be provided and sailing will be done in a mix of single and double handed boats.