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Training at Carsington Sailing Club

Taking up a new sport or hobby at Carsington Sailing Club couldn't be easier, and can be enjoyed at all levels and at all ages.

The Club is associated to the Royal Yachting Association as a Recognised Training Centre, running a comprehensive range of Sailing, Wingsurfing and Powerboat courses, as well as several shore based courses, and Instructor courses. The range of training is tremendous and the Club trains sailors from 8 year old beginners right through to Adult Instructors.

We also offer bespoke and private tuition for those not looking for a structured course or requiring more flexibility. No request is too weird and wonderful! Please drop us an email. 

Prices from £84 per half day for 1:1 tuition.

RYA Courses Available

Sailing- The club offers sailing tuition for all ages and levels, from the Stage and Level schemes for beginners to the advanced modules. Below is a summary with information provided the Royal Yachting Association.

Youth Beginner and Improver -Stages 1,2,3 and 4.

Prices are £150 per Stage for members and £175 for non members. This includes all the course material, handbook and certificates as well as tuition over 2 full days.

Adult Beginner and Improver - Levels 1,2 and 3.

Prices are £160 per Level for members and £180 for non members. This includes all the course material, handbook and certificates as well as tuition over 2 full days

Advanced Sailing Modules

Prices on request - approximately £160/£180 per 2 day course

WingsurfingOne of the first sailing clubs in the country to be able to provide tuition in this new and exciting sport! Take up learning this challenging skill or work towards a using a foiling board. Wingsurfing courses only take 3 1/2 hours to complete so its easy to fit one around a busy schedule

Learn to Wingsurf                  Improve Your Wingsurfing

Powerboating - We offer excellent powerboat training for both the Powerboat Level 2 course and the RYA Safety Boat course. See our calendar for details of our courses and how to book.

Prices are £290 for non members and reduced rates for members who sign up for Safety Boat duties. This includes your certificate and handbook and takes place over 2 consecutive days.

Why do a Powerboat Level 2?

·     Get yourself qualified to drive up any powerboat up to 10 metres - with Unlimited Horsepower

·     Globally Recognised - Hire a boat anywhere

·     Obtain an International Certificate of Competence for using a powerboat abroad

·     Learn an exciting new skill while having a lot of fun!!!


Day Skipper and Yachtmaster Theory Courses

Day Skipper Theory

No previous experience is required.

This course equips you with enough knowledge to navigate around familiar waters by day. A basic knowledge of lights is also included to introduce you to night cruising. The course may be taught over 5 days, spread over a series of weeks, or a number of evening sessions over a longer period.

Yachtmaster Theory

No previous experience is essential but it would be an advantage to have completed the Day Skipper Theory.

This is the theory course required for both RYA Coastal Skipper and RYA Yachtmaster qualifications.

This course will take your theory knowledge to the standard required for the Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster Offshore practical exams, concentrating on advanced navigation and meteorology skills.

For more information on the content of these courses please visit this page.

Instructor Courses

We are very keen to support and encourage people on their journey to become an instructor and offer courses for Sailing, Powerboating and Wingsurfing. Instructor courses run less frequently, all information and dates can be found using the links below. (Some links and next years dates coming soon)

Assistant (Dinghy) Instructor Courses                Dinghy Instructor Courses - Plus Endorsements                 Powerboat Instructor        Wingsurfing/foiling Instructor

How do I book a course?

In this Section you will find the training structure for both Adult and Youth Courses in the left hand margin of this page. Browse through this and select your particular area of interest.

Available courses can be viewed and you can book book online, by contacting the Club by telephone (01629 540609), email (, or visiting the Club.

All courses are open to Club Members and non-Members. However some courses are subsidised by the club so it may be worth joining - Have a look at becoming a member!

What Equipment Will I Need?

We provide buoyancy aids, logbook and a beginners handbook, as well as all the help and encouragement you may require.
Depending upon the time of year and the weather, you could need plenty of warm clothing and waterproofs, some non-slip footwear which can get wet and sunscreen.
It is a club rule that all sailors must wear either a wetsuit/drysuit or clothing providing a similar level of protection between November 1st and April 30th. It is also recommended that appropriate clothing of a similar nature should be worn from May 1st to October 31st.
Ideally, you would be better to have either a dry suit, with warm clothing underneath, or a wet suit and a spray top / windproof layer. This will make your time on the water more enjoyable.
We also recommend a warm hat and sailing gloves.

If you are unsure about the suitability of your sailing clothing, please check with the office when booking. Full details will be sent with your joining instructions.

On-Shore Facilities

The Clubhouse overlooks the water, with heated changing rooms and ample hot showers. There is a modern dedicated teaching centre with video and visual aids.

There is extensive free parking on-site.
Campsites for Tents and Caravans are also very close by, some within short walking distance.

During the weekend there are full catering facilities, offering a selection of hot and cold food and beverages, from breakfast through to lunch and afternoon tea. There is also a fully licensed bar.

In the Clubhouse there is TV and a soft seating area. Free WiFi is also available.

If you have family who want to join you, but not sail, there is much to enjoy around Carsington Water.

Severn Trent Visitors Centre, adjacent to Carsington Sailing Club, offers a restaurant and a variety of specialty shops, including cycle hire. A large children's play/adventure area is adjacent to the sailing club.
For those who are energetic, there is a path around the lake (approximately 8 miles) offering stunning views, passing through wildlife habitats from ancient hedgerows, species-rich wildflower meadows and native woodlands, to ponds and scrapes, reed beds and carefully managed islands, where rare and visiting birds can often be seen.
This traffic-free route round the lake is open for both walkers and cyclists.

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