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Recreational Sailing Direct Assessment


The Direct Sailing Assessment allows access to our Recreational Sailing sessions if you are unable to provide an Adult RYA Basic Skills Level 2 or Children's RYA Stage 3 sailing certificate.

The Direct Sailing Assessment will be run by a member of the SWAC team and will include:

  1. Rigging of the sailing dinghy
  2. Manoeuvring the sailing dinghy
  3. Launching of the sailing dinghy
  4. Sailing to Adult RYA Basic Skills Level 2 or Children's RYA Stage 3 ability level
  5. Landing and recovering of the sailing dinghy

These can be run at a time suitable to you. Please Request An Assessment and a member of the team will be in touch to confirm your booking.

Why choose Recreational Sailing at SWAC?

  1. Access to the River Itchen and Southampton Water*
  2. On water safety cover
  3. Opportunity to sail a range of boats
  4. No maintenance & insurance costs
  5. No boat park fees
  6. Equipment & provided

*weather depending

What to bring

Please bring any sailing kit you wish to wear whilst afloat. If you don't have your own, we have wetsuits, bouyancy aids and helmets you can borrow.

Please ensure you bring a change of clothes and closed toe shoes.


Sailors must be able to demonstrate they can sail at Adult RYA Basic Skills Level 2 or Children's RYA Stage 3 ability level

£35 per person
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Full refund if cancelled 30 days prior to the commencement date

If cancelling a booking more than 30 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 30 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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