Training – Learn To Sail


Waldringfield Sailing School

Learn how to sail by enrolling in an RYA approved training course.

Waldringfield Sailing Club has its own sailing school offering a wide range of courses from our picturesque river setting. Courses are open to members and non-members (if places are available) so why not come and try sailing,  contact the sailing school by e-mail on


Waldringfield Sailing Club Sailing School is an RYA recognised teaching establishment run by the club as service to its members and to encourage those who do not sail to do so. It also contributes to the club’s responsibility to increase participation in the sport of sailing to the wider public, particularly children and young people.

The school has a fleet of 4 “Hartley”  Wayfarers in which to teach courses and is able to hire in additional boats for bigger courses.

RYA Sailing & Powerboat Courses – What are they?

The RYA is universally known as providing the best method for teaching sailing. The teaching method was developed over 40 years ago by Bob Bond and has been refined constantly to keep it up to date.
The WSC Sailing School is recognized and certificated by the RYA to run the courses set out below and is inspected every year to ensure it maintains the approved standard of teaching.
All our instructors are fully trained and hold the proper qualifications. They are supervised by the Senior Instructor who holds a higher qualification and ensures that the teaching is properly organized.
The whole operation is led by the Principal who ensures that all the elements of teaching, Safety, administration and finance are all woven together to form a well run centre.

Dinghy Courses


  • Level 1—learn to sail
  • Level 2— Competent Helm
  • Level 3— Skilled Helm

Advanced Modules:

  • ‘Start to Race’
  • ‘Sailing with spinnakers’
  • ‘Seamanship Skills’

Junior Courses

  • Level 1/2—Learn to Sail
  • Level 3/4—Competent Helm

Advanced Modules:

  • ‘Start to Race’
  • ‘Sailing with spinnakers’
  • Seamanship Skills

Powerboat Courses

  • Powerboat level 2—basic powerboat handling in RIB’s and Displacement Boats
  • Safety Boat – Advanced powerboat handling for rescue situations

Yacht and Other Courses

  • Day Skipper Shore based Course
  • Coastal Skipper/Yacht-master Shore based Course
  • SRC – VHF/GMDSS Radio Course
  • Introduction to radar course
  • RYA First Aid Course

On-Line Courses

  • RYA Safeguarding Course “Safe and Fun”
Forthcoming Courses March - July 2017


March 25/26 –  RYA Powerboat 2 (Full)

April 2 – RYA First Aid (1 place Left)

April 29/30 – RYA Powerboat 2 (Full)

May 13/14 – Adult “Learn to sail in a weekend” (Full)

May 21 – VHF/GMDSS Radio Operator Licence Course (Full)

June 17/18 – Adult “Learn to sail in a weekend” (4 places left)

July 11 – School Sailing Day (Not available for booking)

July 24/28 – Junior “Learn to sail” week (Full)

CALL 01787 248039


Tel: 01787 248039

Forthcoming events

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  • 02/10/2017 7:00 pmRYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster shorebased course
  • 03/10/2017RYA Day Skipper shorebased course
  • 09/10/2017 7:00 pmRYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster shorebased course
  • 10/10/2017RYA Day Skipper shorebased course
  • 16/10/2017 7:00 pmRYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster shorebased course
  • 17/10/2017RYA Day Skipper shorebased course
  • 23/10/2017 7:00 pmRYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster shorebased course
  • 24/10/2017RYA Day Skipper shorebased course
  • 30/10/2017 7:00 pmRYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster shorebased course
  • 31/10/2017RYA Day Skipper shorebased course
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