Four Day Sailing Course

This four day sailing courses covers the RYA Level One and Level Two syllabus. It will take you from having no experience to sailing our single handed dinghies by yourself, but don’t worry; you will be closely supervised by one of our safety boats.  The course will also include a staged activity badge, logbook, RYA Level Two certificate and eight free sessions at our Saturday OnBoard Club. You will also build time towards your time on the water badge.

When: We hope to run courses on the following dates, subject to interest and minimum numbers of participants.
Please rank at least two preferences on the application form:

  • [A] Monday 2nd, Tuesday 3rd, Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th August,
  • [B] Monday 9th, Tuesday 10th, Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th August,
  • [C] Monday 16th, Tuesday 17th, Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th August.

Cost: Only £120 per Explorer which includes an RYA Certificate, logbook, Sailing activity badge and up to 8 free sessions at our Saturday OnBoard club after completing the course.

What can I do next: After completing this course, you will be confident sailing in a single handed boat. You will be able to attend our OnBoard club to practice and develop the skills you have learned, try different boats and have fun. See our website for more details.

Siblings and Parents: We will also be running separate 4 day sailing course groups for Scouts and adults on these dates. Why not encourage your family to learn to sail at the same time? More details are on our website.

How to book: Application forms are available electronically and to download at Call 0330 094 8050 or e mail for further enquiries.

COVID-19: All bookings are subject to any local and national restrictions in place at the time of the session and guidance from HQ/ the NYA. Bookings are also subject to our ability to find sufficient people to safely run the activities. Our latest COVID-19 information can be found at

Essential information:

Participants should be able to swim 50m as per Scout rules. Everyone needs to bring a complete change of clothing and a towel. It is important to wear warm clothing for water activities, as it feels cooler on the water. Green Withens is situated high on the moors and is often colder than less exposed sites. Plenty of warm clothing and a waterproof jacket and over trousers or similar windproof outer garments and a woolly hat are necessary. Old trainers or similar soft footwear, with socks should be worn. Shorty wetsuits may be fine on the beach but are not usually suitable for Green Withens unless worn with other clothing.

If it happens to be warm and sunny don’t forget a sunhat and suntan lotion. There is no drinking water on site, please bring your own drinks and snacks. Although there are toilets and changing rooms, there are no showers.

The team leader at Green Withens must be informed of any relevant medical information or special needs.

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