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Adult Sailing

Adult Sailing is back again for 2024 with updates coming soon

This year, the club will again be running the Adult Sailing Course on Wednesday evenings from April to July 2024


The purpose of the course is to provide a regular supervised session to all adult club members, but particularly those members who are either new to sailing or do not have other regular sailing opportunities. Informal instruction, both on and off the water, is provided by a small army of enthusiastic and experienced club members prepared to give their time to the course and to loan their own boats. Please note that this is not a formal course (such as RYA) leading to a formal qualification. However, we shall be supplying a certificate of attendance.


Course activities each evening depend primarily on the state of the tide and, of course, the weather. Participants will have the opportunity to try out several different craft from cruising yachts to the single handed scow, from racing keel boats (the Squib) to racing dinghies. Where possible, every effort will be made to address individual choices and expectations.


When tidal and weather conditions do not permit, the course offers a number of shore sessions covering topics such as sailing theory, boat parts and jargon, rope work, tides and weather, navigation, buoyage and pilotage. These sessions are all conducted in the relaxed social atmosphere that is the essence of the RVYC.


We are very fortunate again to have the full support of the club RIB fleet supported by club members. While every effort will be made to conduct the course in an informal and relaxed manner, safety will, as ever, be the highest priority. This can provide a great opportunity to become involved in this most important aspect of a sailing club the launching and recovery of safety boats, under the guidance and watchful eye of bosun Martyn Squibb and an opportunity to experience RIB handling.


Please note registration has now closed. Any members / new members wishing to express an interest at this time will be put on a waiting list .

Key dates for 2024 are 20th March for registration with first evening ashore on April 10th


We are looking to welcome Angie White and Tamsin Baker as coordinators for 2024 & they will be in touch in due course . Please get in touch on

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Last updated 09:03 on 15 May 2024

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