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DI Pre Entry: Training & Assessment

sailing - Up to 5 people


A two day package that includes a day of training prior to undertaking the Pre Entry Assessment

What to bring


Participants should bring a packed lunch, you are welcome to use the fridge and microwave at the centre. Alternatively, lunch can be purchased from nearby shops and restaurants.


Hot drinks and water are available from the Centre.


We do have a small safe onsite that can hold phones and car keys, however we suggest leaving expensive valuables at home.

Clothing List

Please bring usual sailing kit for the forecast conditions, the centre can will provide all specialist equipment such as buoyancy aids, wetsuits and waterproofs as necessary.

We advise you bring:

•Closed toe footwear

•Warm layers would be useful such as a fleece or jumper. It can be much cooler on the water.

•Woolly hat / Sun hat

•Change of clothes - other than the ones you will wear afloat

•Towel, Sun Glasses & security strap, sun screen.


To complete this course the participant must be:

  1. Aged 16 +
  2. Be competent sailing to the level of 'Seamanship Skills'
  3. Have experience sailing in stronger winds


Day 1 - Training & coaching on the below manoeuvres.

Day 2 - Pre Entry Assessment.

Candidates will be ask to complete:

  1. Sailing around a triangle using the boats normal equipment, including spinnaker where fitted
  2. Sail a tight circular course around a stationary boat making only one tack and one gybe
  3. Sail a 'follow the leader' course
  4. Pick up a man over board; the boat must be stopped and more than one attempt should not be required

Candidates may also be asked to complete some of the following:

  1. Rudderless sailing
  2. Lee shore landing & departure
  3. Anchoring / picking up a mooring
  4. Come alongside a moored boat
  5. Capsize recovery


Full refund if cancelled 21 days prior to the commencement date

If cancelling a booking more than 21 days prior to the activity commencement date, alternative dates, course credit or a refund can be offered. For some cancellations an administration fee may be charged. Cancellations within 21 days are charged at the full rate and non-refundable.

Cancellation of any booking must be made in writing. For cancellations with less than 48 hours’ notice, please contact the venue direct by telephone. Please familiarise yourself with our full booking Terms and Conditions by clicking here.

If the conditions on the day aren’t ideal but the activity is still taking place, refunds & rescheduling will only be provided under special circumstances. We look forward to seeing you at your sessions. If you have any questions in the meantime, please get in touch with a member of the team.

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£205 per person

Sat 26th - Sun 27th Jun
09:00 - 17:00 every day · 5 spaces left
Mon 12th - Tue 13th Jul
09:00 - 17:00 every day · 4 spaces left
Sat 14th - Sun 15th Aug
09:00 - 17:00 every day · 5 spaces left

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