What can I expect on the day
Go Sailing in Brighton! Opting for these two day sailing courses that are run out of the lovely Marina area just east of Brighton means that you'll have plenty of time to get to grips with sailing your boat around Brighton or Hove.
The idea behind these weekend sailing courses is for beginners to learn to sail in the relaxed and informal atmosphere at this Brighton sailing school. The young and vibrant team is ready and waiting to get you launched over two consecutive days of tuition.
To ensure that you progress quickly over your weekend, the student to instructor ratio is kept low. The whole group will be no more than six, with two boats crewed by a maximum of three people sailing at once around the Brighton waters. This way you know you'll be getting plenty of quality tuition time.
Weather permitting, you'll be setting sail straight out of Brighton Marina on your three-man Laser Stratos boats. These modern craft have become one of the sailing vessels of choice for beginners right through to advanced sailors and are very much a favourite of both staff and clients at this Brighton sail centre. You and your crew will be working together using the sails, centreboard, rudder, trim and even your own bodyweight to control and steer the boat.
If the forecast is poor, the sailing is switched from Brighton to the more sheltered waters of Hove Lagoon and you will be using single handed Picos. These are smaller, more controllable sailing boats that only need one adult to sail, but the training programme remains the same, with the same basic sailing skills being taught across the two days.
By the end of the second day sailing out of Brighton, you will be able to rig, launch and sail your dinghy upwind and downwind confidently, in light winds. You'll finish the weekend having gained your RYA (Royal Yachting Association) Level 1 certificate. All you need to bring for these Brighton sailing courses is a pair of old shoes you don't mind getting wet, all the rest, from buoyancy aids to waterproofs are all provided for you. More amazing sailing courses are available on IntotheBlue's main sailing section.
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