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RYA Sailing with Spinnakers


A spinnaker is a large sail used when going down wind to maximise speed, it is attached at the front, hoisted when needed and dropped back into a bag or shoot when sailing upwind. This course shows you how to go faster down-wind using that third sail. You will cover rigging, hoisting, trimming, gybing and dropping the spinnaker. The course can be delivered in dinghies, keel boats or multihulls. You also have the choice of using the classic symmetric spinnaker or the simpler asymmetric version.

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

We will provide all specialist equipment such as buoyancy aids, wetsuits and waterproofs.

We advise you bring:

  1. Closed toe footwear
  2. Warm layers would be useful such as a fleece or jumper. It can be much cooler on the water.
  3. Woolly hat / Sun hat
  4. Change of clothes - other than the ones you will wear afloat

Towel, Sun Glasses & security strap, sun screen.


Developing sailors who have completed Basic Skills Level 2 or Better Sailing Level 3.


For more information about the full RYA National Sailing Scheme syllabus, please click here

£165 for adults

Sat 7th - Sun 8th Nov
09:00 - 17:00 every day · 6 spaces left


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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