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Training

The Chase Sailing Club are proud to be an RYA accredited training centre. As such we strive to instruct, train and coach all our students to the high standards demanded by the RYA & WSA. Our team of instructors are all club volunteer members offer a warm and friendly welcome and support to all that would like to learn to sail, windsurf or SUP.

We offer a wide range of sailing, windsurfing & SUP courses from complete beginners, through to more advanced training modules enabling you to progress to higher level skills or even onto preparation for Instructor training.

All equipment for the course will be provided, all you need to bring is your wetsuit / drysuit (if you don't have one, we have some you can use for the duration of the course subject to sizing), wetsuit shoes/boots or soft soled shoes, dry clothes, shower gear and finally lunch / snacks. Tea/Coffee is freely available.


Learn to Sail, Windsurf, SUP Packages

Non-Members

*Includes Club Membership

Members

Sailing

4 days (2 weekends) tuition covering RYA Sailing Level 1 & 2 (7/8th May, 2/3rd Julyrespectively)

£354

£150

Windsurfing

2 days (1 weekend) tuition covering RYA Start Windsurfing (7/8th May)

£279

£75

SUP

3 Hours tuition covering WSA SUP Introduction & Improver (7th May)

£239

£35

*Non-member prices are based on an Adult Single Membership through to 1st April, prices will vary for concessions e.g., Pensioner, Student, Family, Junior.


Please see below the courses in a little more detail including duration, pre-requisites and experience required.

If you are interested and would like more detail or would just like to talk it through, please 'Contact Us' and someone will get back to you.

If you are already a club member and know which course you want just log on to the 'Members Portal' and book a place on the course of choice.

We look forward to welcoming you to our club.


Dinghy Sailing Courses

Our aim is to offer a complete Learn to Sail experience starting with the RYA National Sailing Scheme Levels 1 & 2, leading onto RYA Seamanship, Sailing with Spinnakers and Start Racing courses, if required. To become a confident, knowledgable and safe sailor we recomend that you book both the Level 1 and Level 2 courses together.

Once you have achieved levels 1 and 2 as a member you can hire one of our dedicated club boats to hone your newly acquired skills.

There is an informal improver group called 'Rookie Racing', operating on Sundays which is suitable for all newcomers who have previously attended level 1 & 2 courses and want to increase their skills and is a great step into club racing. This is the perfect opportunity to meet and make friends with other novice club sailors, share practise, build up confidence with other sailing members getting you to the stage of joining in club racing series on Saturday afternoons all year round and Wednesday evenings in the summer months.

RYA Level 1 Start Sailing

An introduction to the sport, covering the minimum knowledge required to get afloat under supervision. It will give you a basic understanding of boat handling techniques and background knowledge.

Duration: 2 Days, 9am to 5pm

Pre-Course Experience: None

Course Content: rigging, ropework, sailing upwind & downwind, stopping, tacking & gybing, launching & recovery, sailing theory, clothing & equipment, meteorology, capsize recovery.

Course Objectives: Able to sail in any direction safely in light winds under supervision.

People on course: Max 6, Min 4

Min Age: 14 years


RYA Level 2 Basic Skills

Becoming a competent sailor in light winds introducing more knowledge and mastering those practical skills building on from level 1.

Duration: 2 Days, 9am to 5pm

Pre-Course Experience: Sailing to Level 1 standard

Course Content: rigging, ropework, sailing techniques & manoeuvres, launch & recovery, capsize and recovery, racing.

Course Objectives: Able to sail in any direction safely in light winds without supervision understanding the Five essentials to improve your sailing.

People on course: Max 6, Min 4

Min Age: 14 years


Windsurfing Courses

We offer the RYA National Windsurfing Scheme with nationally recognised and qualified instructors. The RYA Scheme has been designed to take you progressively through the skills required to become a competent windsurfer in a variety of conditions. Each level enables you to log your progress, set goals and enhance your knowledge and understanding of the sport. In addition to the practical elements, each session covers an amount of windsurfing and related background knowledge.

Social SUP & Windsurf - Friday nights late April to mid-September where likeminded windsurfers and SUP'ers meet from 6pm to chat and get out on the water, hopefully finishing off in the bar.

This is the perfect opportunity to meet and make friends with fellow club windsurfers & SUP'ers, share skills, and build confidence with new manoeuvres.

RYA Start Windsurfing

Duration: 2 Days, 9am to 5pm

Pre-Course Experience: None

Course Content: Teaches you the basics of windsurfing using the right equipment, enabling you to sail to where you want to go and sail back to where you started.

Course Objectives: Able to sail to a chosen point on the water and return to where you started from in light winds.

People on course: Max 6, Min 4

Min Age: 14 years


Intermediate Windsurfing (non-planing)

Duration: 2 Days, 9am to 5pm

Pre-Course Experience: Start Windsurfing Certificate or should be able to sail on all points of sail in light winds and return to where you started.

Course Content: Gives you the skills and knowledge to sail in stronger winds, faster tacking and gybing using footstraps and harness. Understanding the Formula (vision, trim, balance, power & stance) and the effects on your windsurfing.

Course Objectives: The course develops your knowledge and skills with continuing use of the Formula to be confident in the harness, essential grounding to getting planing and maintaining blasting control in the footstraps.

People on course: Max 6, Min 4

Min Age: 14 years


Standup Paddle Boarding (SUP) Courses

Whether its your first time on a board or already a keen SUP'er we offer training in a friendly club environment, with WSA (Water Skills Academyqualified instructors running courses for all abilities.

Social SUP & Windsurf - Friday nights late April to mid-September where likeminded windsurfers and SUP'ers meet from 6pm to chat and get out on the water, hopefully finishing off in the bar.

This is the perfect opportunity to meet and make friends with fellow club windsurfers & SUP'ers, share skills, and build confidence with new manoeuvres.

SUP Introduction & Improver

This course is aimed at complete beginners or those who have had a taster session, where you will be shown the basic skills through to improving your paddle stroke, turning techniques and safety considerations.

Duration: Half Day, 9am to 12pm or 1pm to 4pm

Pre-Course Experience: None

Course Content: You will be shown how get on/off your board, how set & use a paddle, ways to turn, self-rescuing techniques and safety information.

Course Objectives: Able to SUP on flatwater knowing the limitations of yourself, conditions, and location to ensure your safety.

People on course: Max 6, Min 4

Min Age: 12 years (below 18 must be accompanied by an adult)



Course Booking Terms & Conditions

  1. The full course/tuition fee is payable before the course, only then is your place on the course confirmed.
  2. A minimum of four participants are required for courses to run. Courses not achieving this may be rescheduled.
  3. In the event of unsuitable weather or unexpected shortage of appropriately qualified instructors, the whole course or affected part of the course may have to be rescheduled. In either event you will be offered an alternative date or a refund.
  4. On all courses (except Instructor courses and Instructor Endorsements) we require 14 days notice prior to the course start date for a refund. For Instructor courses and Instructor Endorsements we require 2 month notice prior to the course start date for a refund. All refunds need to be requested in writing to the Principal Training Officer.
  5. In the event that a course participant, through illness or otherwise, misses the start of (or any other part of) the course The Chase Sailing Club are under no obligation to offer completion of the course or any refund or to transfer the booking.
  6. The Chase Sailing Club will not accept liability for loss of or damage to any participants' personal equipment or personal effects.
  7. Course participants using their own equipment do so at their own risk and The Chase Sailing Club will accept no liability for damage or loss howsoever caused and must have suitable insurance cover and minimum buoyancy.
  8. The Chase Sailing Club reserves the right to vary course details, dates and prices without prior notice.
  9. All course participants must comply with the Instructors guidance and instruction

Last updated 14:27 on 16 May 2022

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