Learn to Sail
There are many ways to get into sailing and a few important things that we think are worth mentioning to those that are new or returning to the sport.
Completely new to sailing
Many of our members join us having never been on a sailing boat. This is an exciting time if you’re in this position.
A great place to start is a few weekend trips to get a feel of what sailing is like and whether it’s something you want to invest in.
Always ask your skipper questions while you’re out and ask about their learning experiences. It could help you figure out if you want to take a course and how to progress your skills.
Dinghy to Yacht cruising/racing
We have quite a few members who sailed dinghy’s when they were younger and want to get into bigger boats.
Most often these members believe that a competent crew course is where to start, whereas our feeling is generally that it’s better to do a few informal weekends and then move straight to Day Skipper.
There’s no requirement to do the courses in order and generally dinghy sailors have found ‘comp crew’ to be of little value.