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Sailing in Solent

 ASTO Small Ships Race -
 Cowes - Friday
 3rd to 5th October 2008

 Event details

Overseas Events

Participants from Worldwide

 Worldwide Dive & Sail
 announces a sailing voyage
 from Dumaguete to Cebu in
 Southern Visayason for a
 group of deaf people & hard
 of hearing to take part in
 Scuba diving board SY
 Philippine Siren 16 to 28
 August 2010

 See more about scuba diving


Participants from Dering Employment Services

 Dering Employment Services
 announces its sponsorship
 for a group of eight people
 to take part in London Sailing
 Project's first voyage
 on 5 - 9 May 2008

 See more about Dering

  Dinghy training at Sussex Yacht Club

Through the unique partnership with Sussex Yacht Club, the Club is able to arrange some dinghy training courses in the locked canal in Southwick two miles to the east of Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex in September 2011.

Bosun at the clubhouse  

The clubhouse, founded in 19th century, offers the use of the classroom and cooking facilities on the upper floor and the changing and storage facilities on the ground floor, and covers most of the course syllabus.

This is an ideal opportunity for students to gain vital experience. The instructor-led course is held at Southwick Clubhouse (left) on Saturdays and Sundays starting at 9am and finishing around 4pm.

Students can go out sailing or improve initial skills in the non-tidal water of the canal for up to three hours before lunch time at the clubhouse.


After the lunch, they could have an opportunity to sail out beyond the Canal Lock onto the sea within the harbour or the open sea beyond the harbour (right), or sail down the tidal river towards the modern Shoreham clubhouse on the historic waterside property site. All depend on the weather conditions


Bahia in open sea

No formal training qualifications are provided, but experienced sailors are there for advice, and safety boat cover is provided.

Sussex Yacht Club is offering a weekend course for deaf and hard of hearing adults in learning how to sail, with a deaf instructor supported by a dedicated team of 4 deaf Assistant Instructors and the club instructors. Also a qualified communicator will be present throughout the course.

This course will cover the basic areas of sailing, including helming and crewing a dinghy on all points of sailing rigging, launching and recovery, approaching jetties up and down wind, man overboard and capsizing, towards a Royal Yachting Association Dinghy Level 1 Certificate. Sussex Yacht Club is a RYA Training centre.

On completion of the course, you will be able to sail a dinghy safely and independently in light conditions. So please click the below event to book your place early!

RYA Dinghy Level 1 - Sat 24th & Sun 25th September 2011 [doc 48 KB]


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  Dinghy Training at Sussex Yacht Club