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, these are on the information sheets.

rya-dinghy-course-6960Due to Covid guidelines we are unable to run any courses but if you are interested in either the Summer Junior or Autumn adult please email training@ncsc.org to register and you will be contacted if the situation changes.

Application forms: Not available at present


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

RYA Pathway

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.

Assistant Instructors This course enables you to instruct at Notts County. Please contact either Charles Ferrar or Sarah Read if you are interested

Our Instructor Pathway can be found here

If you want to know more email training@ncsc.org.uk


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