RYA Seamanship (Dinghy)

2 days

The course

Small boat cruising is fascinating and relaxing and a great family or group activity, whether your horizon is the far end of the reservoir or out of an estuary.  Cruising in a dinghy is a very safe activity, providing you follow the simple principles and plan your day to make the best use of your boat, your skills, the sailing area and conditions.

Teaching method


Course and session timing


Pre-course experience

Normally students have already attained the skills of a Better Sailing course (Level 3)

How to book



  • Equipment for Safety and Pilotage
  • Boat choice, setup and equipment stowage
  • Meteorology
  • Passage Planning
  • Pilotage in Practice
  • Buoyage
  • Decision Making During a Passage

Course progression

Course start

Our courses run daily upon request.

What's provided

Nothing except the lake

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See a course in progress

Please ensure that you read and understand our COVID-19 procedures and the terms and conditions of your course contract with us. Copies of these will be emailed with your course confirmation and are available, laminated, at the beach. You will be asked to sign to confirm that you have read and understood them.