Is all of the equipment provided?
All specialist equipment is provided. For dinghy sailing and paddlesports wetsuit, spraytop, buoyancy aid, spraydeck and helmet are provided. You will need to wear something under the wetsuit, swimsuit and rash vest and some shoes to get wet in (old trainers or neoprene shoes/boots - no open toes or heels and no crocs). If you would like to use your own wetsuit we do not mind, however, we advise against the use of shorty wetsuits as these do not offer enough protection to the knees and lower leg. For yachting and powerboating oilskins, boots and lifejackets are provided.
What refreshments are included?
No food is provided, please bring a packed lunch. Drinking water is available from a drinking water cooler. Yacht cruises and sailing expeditions are catered.
What time do courses start and finish?
Most of our courses start at 09.15 and finish (ready for collection) at 16.45. Morning sessions will finish at 12.30 and afternoon sessions start at 13.30. Junior sailing courses (ages 7 & 8) start at 10.00 and finish at 16.00. For all other courses please see course description and confirmation letters.
Will I get a National Governing Body Certificate?
Most courses follow a syllabus set out by the RYA or BCU. At each level a set of criteria need to be achieved, each achievement will be logged and once all criteria are met a certificate is awarded. All of our courses are designed to make the completion of the next level achievable. However, circumstances, commitment or (in the case of higher level courses) lack of practice prior to the course may mean that it is not possible to award a certificate. In this case all progress made will be noted and an action plan for the achievement of the certificate discussed.