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.

Lindsey and Badri Push the Boat Out

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 2021 courses are now full. Please email Paul Munro to be added to the waiting list for 2022 dates, which should be confirmed toward the end of the year

2022 Courses TBCLevel 1 & 2TBCTBC

Course Fees:

  • 2021 prices  – £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. 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


We have an option to book and pay online

Step 1 – Please scroll to the very bottom of this page, press the “+” button to create a ticket, click “get tickets” and then “checkout now”. Follow the instructions to complete payment and return here.  If you are an existing SHSC member then please enter trainingmemberadult2021 to obtain your ‘course membership’ discount.

Step 2 – Complete this booking form which will be submitted automatically. And that’s about it….

Please email  Paul Munro if you would prefer to book offline.

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

Happy sailing.


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