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 of Hartleys, Wayfarers, RS Qubas, or RS Fevas. You can attain qualifications following the RYA National Sailing Levels, or simply get out on the water and enjoy the beauty of Chichester Harbour.
Adults on the water
Designed to encourage adults to get out and about on the waters of Chichester Harbour during term time mornings, or evenings, these sessions are specially designed to provide an active, fun and supportive environment, for adults of all sailing abilities, at an affordable price. Starting in April they are a great way to start your sailing this season.
We have courses running either on Tuesday mornings or we have a Wednesday evening programme running from 1830-2030 for four weeks.
Autumn Sailing for Adults
This Adult Sailing week offers you an opportunity to hone your skills and spend more time on the water with full instruction, and to work towards your next RYA qualification. The course starts Monday 2nd September and you can do a minimum of two days (£140) and add additional days (or the whole week!) for just £70 per day. 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.
National Sailing Scheme
At Cobnor we follow the RYA Syllabus for all our Adult Sailing Courses. We pride ourselves in providing an extremely high standard of tuition.
“We were both amazed and impressed by the competence and maturity of the instructors, especially given their age. For the young and the old learners they were inspirational.”Monica MacKinnon, Sailing Course sponsored by Sport England, July 2012.
Start Sailing | Level 1
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 | Level 2
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.
Better Sailing | Level 3
Pre-requisite: Level 2
Enhance your skills and develop your techniques with a range of tasters from the advanced modules. You will become more confident in sailing skills and techniques, and at the end of this course you will be ready to progress onto the advanced modules.
We advise everyone participating in RYA courses to have their own logbook. 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.
Once RYA National Scheme Level 2/3 has been completed there are a series of advanced modules to complete, all designed to improve your knowledge and ability.
Both of our advanced courses run on demand so contact us if you are interested.
RYA Sailing with Spinnakers
The course will cover how to rig the boat, gybe and recover one type of spinnaker, either conventional or asymmetric and how to sail the best possible course downwind. By the end of the course you will be able to sail with a spinnaker.
RYA Seamanship Course
This course will teach you launching and recovering the boat in different circumstances, stopping, reducing sail, recovering a man overboard and anchoring. By the end of the course you will be able to handle a wide range of situations afloat