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Learn to sail with Royal Yachting Association (RYA) approved instructors. IOS Sailing Club has trained ages 8 to 80 and has been an RYA Training Centre since 1973!

Youth Sail Training

Adult & Cadet Courses

At least one adult course and several Saturday afternoon sessions for cadets are usually arranged every year (depending on demand).

The aim of the courses is to introduce newcomers to the sport of sailing, to help them learn to sail safely, and especially to have fun!

The club uses RYA (Royal Yachting Association) methods, comprising RYA Levels 1 & 2 for Adults and the Youth Training Scheme Stages 1-4 for cadets (ages 8 to 15).

Everybody learns at their own pace and other course levels can be obtained after more experience.

The club's training fleet consists of: Laser Picos, RS Visions & RS Fevas.

2024 Course Dates & Fees

Junior Sail Training:
Dates: Saturdays afternoon 12-3pm, June 8 - July 20, over 8s only.
Price: £75

Adult Courses:
Run over one or two weekends.

- RYA Level 1 - 20/21 July 2024 - £170 (non-members), £150 (members) (BOOK ONLINE & MORE INFO HERE)

- RYA Level 2 - date tbc/£tbc

Sail training boats


The only clothing required to start are a pair of old trainers, jeans, a warm jumper and a waterproof jacket of some kind.

If you have one, a wetsuit is better, and a dry change of clothing to get changed into after sailing (you may get wet at some stage!). Lifejackets, buoyancy aids and some spray tops can all be provided.

Instructors & Helpers

The team of instructors and helpers work on a voluntary basis and are not paid for their help, so please be kind to them!

Sail Training

RYA Training Centre