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Master Sailing with RYA Courses!

Our RYA Start Sailing Level 1 courses are the entry-level for those with little or no experience. As an RYA Training Centre, we guarantee exceptional instruction, safety and equipment suited just for you.

“Sailing isn’t just a sport—it’s a way to chart your own course and navigate life’s greatest adventures.” – Active Nation

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Embark on an exciting sailing adventure and learn new skills with us! It can be daunting to start a new hobby, but sailing offers not just fun but also a chance to develop valuable abilities. With expert training and tuition under the RYA (Royal Yachting Association) National Sailing Scheme, you’ll quickly find your sea legs via expert training and tuition.

Choose your best course option from our beginners sailing classes and sail with confidence!

START SAILING – RYA LEVEL 1

The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Start Sailing Course is a fun introduction to dinghy sailing that gives you the knowledge and skills to rig, launch, recover and sail under instruction.

Requirements

This course is ideal for complete beginners and requires no prerequisites.

RYA KEELBOAT – LEVEL 1

This course is perfect for someone who wants to learn to keelboat with no experience. it gives you the confidence to both helm and crew a keel boat with supervision. The course covers the basic manoeuvres required in sailing, is nationally recognised and an excellent way to start your sailing journey

Requirements

This course is ideal for complete beginners and requires no prerequisites.

ADULTS ON THE WATER

Adults on the Water is an opportunity for anyone who wishes to experience dinghy sailing for the first time, or spend time afloat under an Instructor’s guidance should you be looking to return to sailing after some time away.

Book a singular session for an introductory experience or attend multiple consecutive days for the opportunity to gain your RYA Level 1 certificate.

 

OUR INSTRUCTION

Our courses are led by friendly, passionate and qualified RYA Instructors – some might say some of the best in the industry.

We also offer courses suitable for adults, children, groups and those with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities – anybody can learn new skills.

KIT & EQUIPMENT

All specialist kit is provided – including Buoyancy aids and lifejackets.

We have a selection of sailing dinghy’s, keelboats and accessible access dinghy’s available so that everybody can get afloat.

OUR LOCATION

Our city-centre location means that SWAC is accessible from all major transport routes. Southampton also offers a host of affordable accommodation within walking distance of the Centre.

Our sailing areas allow us to deliver a variety of courses and include the River Itchen, Southampton Water and The Solent.

OUR APPROACH

We’re powered by a cause-led charity and are on a mission to inspire the nation to improve their health and well-being.

When you buy a course from us, or undertake your next training at SWAC, you’re allowing us to offer water-based activities to local communities who otherwise, may not have had the chance.

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