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Maidenhead Sailing Club (MSC) is a Royal Yachting Association (RYA) recognised training centre. Our RYA instructors are qualified in teaching dinghy sailing and powerboating.

We also have several British Canoe registered coaches who are qualified to teach paddle sports courses.

MSC offers Sailing, Powerboat & Shore-based RYA Training along with Paddle Sports training courses.

To take advantage of the fabulous training courses you must join our club!

Once you have joined you will then have access to sign up for training courses, the fees for these courses are in addition to your membership.


We offer a range of sailing courses for all abilities, and all ages.

Our Adult courses for 16 + are:

  • RYA Level 1 Start Sailing

  • RYA Level 2 Basic Skills

  • RYA Level 3 Better Sailing

Maidenhead Sailing Club Training

Our Junior courses for 8yrs to 15yrs are:

  • Beginner RYA Stage 1

  • Improvers RYA Stage 2

  • Intermediate RYA Stafe 3 & 4

Maidenhead Sailing Club Training

Sailing adventure week:

This is a five-day training course that happens over the summer holidays where juniors aged between 8yrs to 15yrs can work towards one of the Junior courses stated above.

Youth & Junior Training:

We run a Youth & Junior Club on Saturday mornings throughout the year and in the summer months on a Wednesday evening too, where your child can practice the skills; they have learnt on the course. This club is part of your child’s membership.


Powerboat courses we offer for members are:

Powerboat Level 2 (PB2)

Minimum age 12. This 2-day (typically weekend) course enables you to handle a powerboat in familiar waters.

Safety Boat

Minimum age 16. This course is for proficient powerboaters who already possess a PB2 qualification.

Maidenhead Sailing Club Training Safety Boat

Paddle Sports

We offer Paddle Sports courses via our own instructors; The courses are normally run in the summer months and teach you the basics that you will need to know around paddle sports.

Courses we offer are:

  • SUP Starters

  • SUP Safety, Skills & Rescue

Other Training

Based on demand, we offer:

  • RYA First Aid

  • Dinghy Assistant Instructor

  • Dinghy Instructor

  • Day Skipper/Coastal Skipper/Yacht master Theory courses

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