Adult Training

Learn to sail at Staunton Harold Sailing Club

Learn to sail at Staunton Harold Sailing Club

At Staunton Harold Sailing Club, adult training courses are designed with the complete beginner in mind and make an ideal introduction to the world of dinghy sailing.

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Learn a fun active outdoor skill

We teach Levels 1 & 2 of the RYA National Sailing Scheme in an interesting and enjoyable programme of theoretical and practical instruction. On completion of the course, the successful sailor will be safety conscious, have a basic knowledge of sailing and be capable of sailing without instruction in light winds.

The Detail:

"What will I be doing and what do I need to bring?"

Our double handed sailing courses see students taught primarily in RS Visions – large double handed dinghies ideally suited for training. There may also be opportunity to try single handed sailing in a Laser Pico or Topper. Towards the end of every course we try to incorporate a ‘try a boat’ session during which you may be introduced to other classes of dinghy.

Our single handed sailing courses see students taught primarily in RS Picos – small single handed dinghies popular with beginners. 

Buoyancy aids, wetsuits and spray tops are provided. Sensible ‘old’ clothes, including closed-toe footwear, should be worn while sailing, bearing in mind the possibilities for getting wet. A change of clothing and a towel is essential!

Successful completion of the Level 1 or Level 2 certificate also allows club members to hire the club boats. We have a high number of boats across a number of classes and are able to offer an ‘annual hire’ option at an attractive rate to members. Therefore there is no need to rush out and buy a boat to continue sailing post course.

We also offer adult improver training sessions to continue your progression plus opportunities with our fleet captains.

Adult Training Course Dates

Our plans for 2021 are well underway as we begin to move out of lockdown.

2 of our 4 adult courses are now full.

10/5/2021 – WE HAVE 1 SPACE ON OUR SINGLE HANDED COURSE (22ND / 23RD / 29TH / 30TH MAY) AVAILABLE. Please email Paul Munro if you are interested

We have spaces remaining on our double handed course running over 2 weekends (AD1) and we plan to run our ever popular modular double handed modular course on Saturday mornings from early September to late October (AD2). So there is still an opportunity to learn to sail with us this year.

AD1Level 1 & 2Sat 12th June
Sun 13th June
Sat 10th July
Sat 11th July
09.00 – 17.00
09.00 – 17.00
09.00 – 17.00
09.00 – 17.00
AD2Level 1 & 2Sat 11th Sep
Sat 18th Sep
Sat 25th Sep
Sat 2nd Oct
Sat 9th Oct
Sat 16th Oct
Sat 23rd Oct
Sat 30th Oct
Sat 6th Nov
09.00 – 17.00
09.00 – 13.00
09.00 – 13.00
09.00 – 13.00
09.00 – 13.00
09.00 – 13.00
09.00 – 13.00
09.00 – 13.00
09.00 – 13.00

Course Fees:

  • AS1 | AD1 | AS2 | AD2  – £205 plus course membership fee (£80 individual) for non-members
  • The course membership fee allows for sailing for a time after the course to enable skills to be consolidated [AS1 – End June 2021 | AD1 – End July 2021 | AS2 – End Sept 2021 | AD2 – End Dec 2021]. Club boat hire is possible during this time.

These courses are aimed at people aged 16 years and over. If you are under 16 years of age, please either go to the junior training section or contact Paul Munro ( for further guidance.

Book a Course


Please email Paul Munro if you are interested in attending one of our courses. Paul will then work with you on booking and collection of payment.

Please ignore the remaining section.

Step 1 – Please check that there is a ‘ticket’ available.

Step 2 – Complete the booking form which will be submitted automatically

Step 3 – Return to the ‘ticket’ area and complete the online option. If you are an existing SHSC member then please enter trainingmemberadult2020 to obtain your ‘course membership’ discount. If you would prefer to pay by BACS or cheque then please email Paul Munro who will make an adjustment to available tickets. 

If you have any questions please email: and we’ll be happy to answer them for you.

Happy sailing.


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