RYA Dinghy

All our RYA courses at Notts County Sailing Club are based at our water and clubhouse near Hoveringham (see location) which has a training room and showers. The course dates and lengths are on the information sheets along with costs. As part of the course we provide a logbook (if required) and you can purchase other RYA books at the centre. Our student ratios are in accordance with the RYA guidance, generally this is an instructor per 6 candidates or better, along with safety boat coverage.


Please email training@ncsc.org for more information.

Application details for 2022 to follow

You are welcome to express an interest at training@ncsc.org.uk a link will go up here once forms are live.

Proposed Dates weekday courses
Adult and junior – Easter4 day course: 11th to 14th April 2022
Adult £250 non members £200 members
Junior £160 non members £ 130 Members (inc lunch)
Adult and junior – May4 day course: 30th May to 2nd June 2022
Adult £250 non members £200 members
Junior £160 non members £ 130 Members (inc lunch)
Junior August4 day course: 15th to 18th August 2022
Adult £250 non members £200 members
Junior £160 non members £ 130 Members (inc lunch)
October Half termTo be decided on later in season
Proposed Adult weekend courses
Summer 19/20th, 26th June, 3rd & 10th July 2022
Adult £250 non members £200 members
Autumn10/11th, 18th, 25th Sept & 2nd Oct 2022
Adult £250 non members £200 members

The following courses are provided for adults.

  • RYA Levels 1 (Start Sailing) and 2 (Basic Skills) are combined to provide a course for people with little or no knowledge of sailing. This 4/ 5 day course is designed for complete beginners. There are practical and theory sessions spread throughout the course and on completion you should be able to helm a dinghy in good conditions.)
  • Better Sailing RYA level 3 course, with the aim of consolidating Level 1 & 2 skills and taster sessions from advanced modules.
  • Other RYA courses including Learn to Race and the advanced RYA modules of Seamanship and Sailing with Spinnakers can be run if there is enough interest. https://www.rya.org.uk/courses-training/courses/dinghy-multi-keel/Pages/improvers.aspx

The following courses are provided for juniors

There are 3 Junior courses each year. At each course there are several groups covering RYA stages 1,2,3 and 4. Please follow the below link to find out about each of the stages


If there are enough children wanting to learn to race we have a group for this https://www.rya.org.uk/courses-training/courses/dinghy-multi-keel/Pages/learn-to-race.aspx – (August Junior course dates)

RYA Pathway

RYA Sailing Instructor If you enjoy passing on your skills to others why not train to become an instructor. This course takes place over 6 days and can be used to teach at other RYA establishments and is open to all club members who have the necessary sailing skills.

RYA Assistant Instructors This course enables you to instruct at Notts County.

NCSC Junior Assistant Instructor – This is a new program at the club to encourage juniors on the way to becoming an RYA Assistant Instructor.

Please see our Instructor Pathway for more details on all of the above.  It can be found here

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