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Sailing

Windsurfing, sailing, canoeing – our RYA recognised school and modern hire fleet have made Croft Farm well-known for watersports since we opened in 1985.

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We have a fleet of teaching craft suitable for adults and juniors wishing to learn to sail.

We have a Comet Trio and Duo, ten Topper Topaz, a fleet of Topper Topaz / RS Q’BAs, Tera Dynghies, a Topper Sport 14 to teach performance sailing & the use of asymmetric spinnakers.

Tuition

Private tuition price for any sailing is £60 for a 2-hour lesson

Taster course – 2 hours
The first lesson of the Level 1 course. It will give you an idea of what sailing is all about, but the full course is strongly recommended.
2 people £110
3 people £145
4 people £180
Family Saver (1 or 2 adults, 2 children) £140
Start to Sail (Level 1) – 6 x 2hr lessons
This is the RYA “Start to Sail” course, for people with no previous experience. The aim is to provide a taste of dinghy sailing to enable you to sail confidently in light winds under supervision. We will also talk about the relevant theory topics to help you sail safely.

The course content includes: Parts of the boat and rigging – Launching and recovery – Wind awareness – Controls of the boat – Sailing across the wind – Sailing upwind and downwind – Tacking and gybing – Sailing a course – capsize recovery.

2 people £450
3 people £585
4 people £675
Basic Skills (Level 2) – 6 x 2hr lessons
The RYA “Basic Skills” course will give sailors with some previous experience the practical skills to sail a dinghy without supervision in light winds.

Using the same session structure as Level 1, this course will make you more of a competent sailor, encompassing more efficient sailing techniques, beach / jetty departure and landings, picking up moorings and capsize recovery.

Course prerequisite: Level 1

2 people £450
3 people £585
4 people £675
Better Sailing (Level 3) – 6 x 2hr lessons
The RYA “Better Sailing” course will give sailors who have achieved Level 2 the opportunity to practise and consolidate techniques and also have a taster of some of the advanced modules have to offer.

Using the same session structure as Level 2, this course will familiarise you with rigging setup, development of sailing techniques and manoeuvres, more efficient sailing, sailing the best course and much more.

Course prerequisite: Level 2

2 people £450
3 people £585
4 people £675
Seamanship Skills – 6 x 2hr lessons
On completion of this course the sailor will be able to feel confident to make the right decision in moderate conditions.

The course content includes: Reefing afloat – Towing – Anchoring – Sailing backwards – Sailing without the use of a rudder or centre board.

2 people £450
3 people £585
4 people £675
Sailing with Spinnakers – 6 x 2hr lessons
The course gives an introduction in how to rig, hoist, gybe and drop the spinnaker, also dealing with how to use the equipment to best advantage and sailing the best course. Once this course is complete you will be able to fly a spinnaker, using it to its full potential in light to moderate wind conditions.
2 people £450
3 people £585
4 people £675
Private Tuition
If you cannot fit in with a standard course but want to learn or improve your sailing skills then private tuition is a great alternative. These sessions can often be booked at short notice and at varying times of the day to fit in with your requirements.
1 person, 2 hours £65