Derwent Water Marina (3)Sailing

We are a Royal Yachting Association Accredited Training Centre and offer a range of courses leading to the internationally recognised RYA certificates.

Alternatively we can arrange tuition to suit you – it could be a half-day taster session for your first sail or a chance to refresh your skills if you haven’t sailed for a while. Please call us to find out more.

We offer all of the courses listed below in either sailing dinghies or our Hawk 20 keel boat. If you have your own boat we offer own boat tuition so you can learn how to get the most out of it!

We also offer family day sailing outings for two adults and up to three children (under 16) in one boat. Please do contact us to make arrangements.

Course Description
Sailing Taster / Refresher This is a good way to have a go at sailing or refresh old skills
Start Sailing – Level 1 This is a great course for beginners, and will enable you to sail in light winds under supervision (Min 2 day course)
Basic Skills – Level 2 Improve on your sailing and gain confidence in light winds, enabling you to take a boat out in good conditions. (Min 2 day course, could be combined with Level 1 for a 5 day course)
Better Sailing – Level 3 Consolidate previously learnt skills and techniques and prepares you to move on to more advanced sailing. (Min 2 day course)
Youth Scheme (Stage 1 – Stage 4)
Fun courses for people age 14 years and younger.

If you wish to study in advance for any of the RYA courses, please click on the RYA web-shop logo at the bottom of the page to see our recommended reading.

You need to be an experienced sailor to an appropriate level in the RYA sailing scheme before participating in the following courses.

Course Description
Seamanship Skills Gain the experience to be able to sail and make decisions independently and handle a wide range of situations afloat. (min 2 day course)
Sailing with Spinnakers Learn how to sail with an asymmetric or symmetric spinnaker. (Min 2 day course)
Start Racing Build the confidence, skill and knowledge to take part in club racing. (Min 2 day course)
Course Prices
RYA 2 Day Course £200 per person (minimum 2 people)
RYA 5 Day Course £420 per person (minimum 2 people)
1/2 day Sailing Taster / Refresher £77 per person (minimum 2 people)

Courses run from Easter to October – please contact us for dates and availability. For two people booking together we can usually run a course at a time to suit you. There is a discount if 3 or more people book on a course at the same time. Prices are based on a minimum of two people per course.

If you are interested in joining the RYA please click the following link to get the most out of your boating – Join the RYA online today!

Onboard Sailing Club

Our Onboard Sailing Club is for young people aged 8-16. The club meets every Tuesday from 4:30pm until 7:00pm, from 25th April until the end of October, and is a great way for young people to sail regularly with expert advice and support.

Annual Membership – £50 (members are entitled to reduced rate sessions and a 10% discount on all shop merchandise except refreshments). Non-members are welcome!

Onboard Sessions – £6 for members, £16 for non-members

Sailing Boats at Derwent Water Marina

Our extensive fleet of modern dinghies means that whatever your experience there is something for you.

  • Laser Funboats
  • Fusion
  • Laser Picos
  • Laser 1s
  • Laser 16s
  • Laser Bahia
  • Hawk 20 Keel Boat

Equipment: we have a wide range of wetsuits, spray tops and buoyancy aids. Please bring your own footwear such as wetsuit boots or old trainers.