Maidenhead Sailing Club RS Vision

Training

Sailing

We offer dinghy sailing courses and continual development programme across a wide range of single handed and double  handed dinghies. From age 8 to over 100!

Paddle Sports

We offer Paddle Sports courses via our own instructors and in conjunction with Paddleboard Maidenhead who are based at our lake.

Powerboats

We teach RYA Powerboat courses at the club including PB2 and Safety Boat. We also offer refresher courses for those who haven't been on the water recently, or those who want to learn new skills.

Shore Based

Based on demand, we offer RYA First Aid, Dinghy Assistant Instructor, Dinghy Instructor and Day Skipper/Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Theory courses.

Learn to Sail

As a Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Recognised Training Centre, we offer training for both children and adults, whatever your skill level. Our enthusiastic team of qualified instructors is waiting for you!

We run courses within the RYA National and Youth Sailing Schemes for our members.

RYA courses are internationally recognised in many countries and are well regarded as the gold standard of sailing tuition (click here to see our RYA certificate).

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RYA National Sailing Scheme

Maidenhead Sailing Club Training

A series of two-day (weekend) courses for adults aged 16+ wanting to learn how to sail dinghies, enabling them to progress quickly from beginner to expert in a controlled, safe and enjoyable environment.

  • Level 1 - Start Sailing - By the end of the course you will be able to sail in light winds under supervision

 

  • Level 2 - Basic Skills - By the end of the course you will be able to sail and make decisions in good conditions

 

  • Level 3 - Better Sailing - By the end of the course you will be more confident in your sailing skills and techniques, and ready to progress onto the advanced modules

 

We offer non-RYA private tuition sessions for adults aged 18+, which can be booked here

RYA Youth Sailing Scheme

Maidenhead Sailing Club Training

Two-day (weekend) courses for young people aged 8 to 16 wanting to learn how to sail dinghies on their own, or in a team.

 

  • Stage 1 - A basic understanding of how to sail a boat, with experience of steering and handling the boat

 

  • Stage 2 - A range of sailing skills and knowledge to help in becoming a confident sailor

 

  • Stage 3 - Rigging, launching and sailing in any direction. Equivalent to Level 2 in the National Sailing Scheme

 

  • Stage 4 - Sail a double-handed boat as crew or helm, and solve a variety of problems afloat

Youth and Juniors

Our weekly Youth and Junior programme runs all year round following the RYA Youth Sailing Scheme.

 

During the summer holidays, we also offer Watersports Adventure Weeks for beginners (Stage 1 - 2), Intermediate (Stage 3 - 4) and advanced (following the advanced modules)

To learn more about Youth and Juniors click here

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Learn to Paddle

We offer training in association with Paddleboard Maidenhead, a local business that provide fantastic training at Maidenhead Sailing Club and on the River Thames.

 

RYA Powerboat Scheme

We provide courses in the RYA Powerboat Scheme for members.

 

  • Powerboat Level 2 (PB2) - Minimum age 12. This 2-day (typically weekend) course enables you to handle a powerboat in familiar waters. The course content includes: wearing a kill cord correctly, close-quarters boat handling, planing-speed manoeuvres and man overboard recovery. No previous experience is required.

 

  • Safety Boat - Minimum age 16. This course is for proficient powerboaters who already possess a PB2 qualification. This course covers recovery techniques for various craft. By the end of the course you will be able to provide safety cover in a racing or training environment.

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RYA First Aid, Instructor and Yachting Theory courses

Based on demand, we offer RYA First Aid, Dinghy Assistant Instructor, Dinghy Instructor and Day Skipper/Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Theory courses.

To contact our Senior Instructor and enquire about these courses, click here

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Dinghy Training Fleet
(club owned and maintained)

Single Handed

We have a range of single handers to suit all ages from our Optimsts / Optibats (x6) through Toppers (x8), RS Zests (x6), Comet (x1) Lasers (x6) and Solo's (x1).

 

Our Lasers and Solo's are for more advanced skills training. All boats are available for rental to club members after courses.

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Double Handed

Our fleet features both 2 sail and 3 sail boats to give the greatest range of experience to those starting out as well as more advanced sailors. 

RS Zest (x6), Magno (x1), RS Vision (x3), Wayfarer (x2), Albacore (x2)

We have 2 race spec boats -  1x Wayfarer and 1x Albacore.

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