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Thinking about learning to sail? Rudyard Lake Sailing Club is an RYA Recognised Training Centre, running both RYA approved courses and junior training sessions throughout the season for all ages and ability levels.

Learn to Sail Juniors (Under 18) - Jybaz

Most children learn to sail through our fun Saturday sessions through the season, called Jybaz. These comprise activities and coaching in groups according to age and ability. We have established pathways for our juniors in to racing and into development as instructors. Older youth members are also welcome to join our formal adult training courses.
Please visit the Jybaz section for more details.

Learn to Sail Juniors (Under 18) - School Groups

The club offers taster sessions and regular sail training sessions for school groups either as part of their PE curriculum or as after-school activities. Research has shown that children develop other skills such as teamwork, communication and creativity while learning to sail, they also feel more confident and are better able to do things independently.

If you are interested in finding out more about this contact the Training team.

Learn to Sail Adults

We run training courses through the season for all ages and abilities. You are welcome to visit the club for advice or further information. People with disabilities are welcomed. The best day to visit is a Sunday, from early March onwards.

The following course are offered to members:

  • RYA Level 1 Start Sailing
  • RYA Level 2 Basic Skills
  • RYA Level 3 Better Sailing
  • RYA Seamanship

Each of these courses lasts two days and includes all course materials and certificates. There is a cafe on site service excellent lunches. The courses are normally on two successive Saturdays starting at 9:00 am and finishing about 5:30 pm. We will provide buoyancy aids and can provide advice on what to wear. The maximum number of students per instructor is six.

New sailing memberships comes with a training voucher* in the first year which reduces sailing course costs by 50%.

Note: * only one voucher per membership.

Returning to Sailing

If you are someone who has sailed before and you now want to get back on the water, why not join as a new member and have a free 1:1 coaching session to help you get back sailing.

Contact the training team for assistance.


Although powerboating is only allowed on Rudyard Lake as safety cover to training and racing, the club offers the following powerboat courses:

  • RYA Powerboat Level 2**
  • RYA Safety Boat

New sailing memberships comes with a training voucher* in the first year which reduces powerboat course costs by 50%

Notes: * only one voucher per memberhship. ** Level 2 is an entry level course. Level 1 in not required as a prerequist.

Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP)

The following course are offered to members:

  • SUP Competency Check*** (Free)
  • SUP Basic Course

Note: *** Club SUPs are only hireable by club members who have passed a SUP competency check to demonstrate they can handle them safely.

First Aid

First Aid courses are held once a year.

Booking a Course

Courses can only be booked by active club members.

Course Frequency Link
Sailing Planned at the begining of the sailing season Click to see remaining Adult Sailing Courses this year
Powerboat Adhoc dependent on demand Click to see planned Powerboat courses
Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Adhoc dependent on demand Click to see planned SUP courses
First Aid Once prior to sailing season Click to see planned First aid courses

New members can add themselves to course Wish Lists ensuring they get first notification of addtional courses.

All members may use the Club facilities, are covered by the club insurance whilst training and can sail any available club boat for the sum of £5 per person, per day.

Contacting the Training Team

To contact the training team, select the 'Contact' option in the main menu bar.

Then selection which training team you wish to contact.

Fill in your enquiry message and press send. This will direct the enquiry to correct member of the training team.

Thinking of Joining the RYA

When you join the RYA, add the clubs code 008111167 when prompted for your joining point. The RYA will donate a proportion of your membership fee back to the club.

Join the RYA now and raise money for the club at

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