You only have to turn up, have tremendous fun, get wet and learn - training is for all ages, not just for the kids!

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Official RYA courses help you learn to sail or improve your sailing on beautiful Llangorse lake.

Llangorse Sailing Club is a RYA Recognised Training Centre (RTC) has some of the best facilities for sailing training anywhere in the country. All our instructors are fully RYA qualified and are a friendly enthusiastic group of volunteers. We have 19 fully-qualified Dinghy & Powerboat Instructors, 25 Assistant Dinghy Instructors & 5 Racing Coaches allowing us to offer the full range of high-quality RYA dinghy sailing courses.

We provide the boats, the buoyancy aids and constant reliable safety supervision. You only have to turn up, have tremendous fun, get wet and learn! Training is for all ages, not just for the kids!

For children aged 7-17years old, we have the capability to teach complete beginners and then coach them on through to Regional and National Squad level. We have LSC sailors now representing their country!

For juniors, our main event is “Cadet Week” which is a five day intensive course and can take children through two complete “Stages” of the RYA scheme depending on individual capabilities. There are distinct RTC courses that result in RYA Certificates and an on-going programme of coaching for those keen to progress racing.

RYA Adult Courses

RYA Adult Courses

We offer four types of great-value two-day adult courses. In the annual programme you will see Adult L1/2 courses – these will be run as either L1, L2 or L3 courses depending on the candidates applying and we will run the courses concurrently if appropriate. A direct assessment can also be arranged so that experienced sailors can get to L2 or even L3 on one course.

  • RYA Level One: START SAILING
    This is a short introduction to sailing suitable for novices. By the end of this course you will be able to sail in light or moderate winds and be able to rig your boat with some assistance.
  • RYA Level Two: BASIC SKILLS
    By the end of this course you will have all the skills needed to rig, launch and return to shore, sail unaided in light and moderate winds and have a go in heavier conditions! You will also understand how to avoid collisions and be a safe sailor on the lake! This course is commonly combined with the L1 course above.
  • RYA Level Three: BETTER SAILING
    This course helps you get the most out of your sailing and is an ideal course to take if you have some experience of sailing and have Level Two skills already. You will need to have about two seasons of sailing to take this course. During the course you will be given several different types of boat, double and single-handers, and will have a go at rigging and using symmetric and asymmetric spinnakers. An introduction to racing is included.
  • RYA: START RACING
    If you’ve achieved your Level 2 or Stage 3 or can show you can sail at that level, you can come and learn how to race with our Racing Coaches. This course covers how to get the most out of your boat, racing rules and plenty of practice with starting and mark rounding. You may even win a chocolate bar!

RYA Youth Courses

RYA Youth Courses

RYA youth courses are different from the adult scheme as they are arranged into four Stages. There are four distinct RTC courses that result in RYA Certificates and an on-going programme of coaching for those juniors who are keen to progress in racing and to further improve their sailing skills.

  • Cadet Week
    Exclusive to Llangorse Sailing Club, our main event in the sailing calendar is Cadet Week - five days of intensive training and can take children through two complete “Stages” of the RYA scheme depending on individual capabilities. Please find separate Cadet Week info and Application form on this site and within your Membership Pack.
  • RYA Stage One
    This is an introduction to sailing suitable for complete novices. By the end of this course you will be able to steer, sail up and down in light or moderate winds with help and be able to help rig and recover your boat.
  • RYA Stage Two
    By the end of this course you will have the skills needed to rig, launch and return to shore and sail a triangle under supervision in light and moderate winds. You will also understand port/starboard rule and be a safe sailor on the lake!
  • RYA Stage Three
    Now you will become a confident junior sailor in most wind conditions and be able to sail anywhere on the lake unaided! You are taught how to get the best speed from your boat and be a safe sailor. An introduction to racing rules and starting races is included.
  • RYA Stage Four
    By the end of the RYA Youth Programme you will be able to sail both single and double handed boats of different sorts to a good standard in most wind conditions and are probably a force to be reckoned with in any race! You will have a good understanding of safety and the rules.
  • Cadet Coaching
    Once a junior sailor has attained or demonstrated Stage 2 skills they can take part in the FREE coaching days. There are 10 each year when the coaches will be able to help you improve your sailing and take part in racing, should you wish to. Coached racing is run during these sessions which is fun and easy to get involved in. Please find separate Cadet Coaching information within your Membership Pack.

RYA Specialist Courses

RYA Specialist Courses

New in 2016! We can now offer the RYA Day Skipper Theory course for aspiring yacht sailors! We also offer a First Aid Course and a two-stage Powerboat Course.

  • Day Skipper Theory Course
    Learn coastal navigation and the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea from our in-house expert. This is the first step to your Day Skipper and Coastal skipper qualifications. Cost includes the Day Skipper Theory Book & Training Almanac. Min age 16 yrs. There are optional items of compasses, protractors and RYA Navigation Manual for an extra £30. The course is run over 12 evenings during the winter January – March.
  • First Aid Course
    We have a qualified First Aid Instructor whose primary purpose is to ensure that the Instructional Team retain their currency every three years. This annual course is provided free to our Instructors, although other people can be trained (for a fee) by arrangement. Contact the RTC Principal if you’re interested.
  • Powerboat L1/2 Courses
    We offer powerboat training in order to provide safety cover for sailing and the essential support to racing. The minimum age is 16. The RYA Powerboat L1/2 course normally takes the candidate to RYA Powerboat Level Two certificate capability, which is a nationally and internationally recognised standard. The skills include all the safety requirements of course in displacement and planing powerboats up to 6m.
  • RYA Safety Boat Course
    Once you have qualified as a L2 power-boater and have some experience of driving, the club may invite you to attend a RYA Safety Boat course. This course is offered free of charge to encourage everyone who can drive to aspire to this level of skill. Once you have this qualification you can assist at regattas on the water and help with rescue and race control.
  • ​Book online now via the calendar links below​ or visit this page.
  • We use Optimists, Toppers, Mirrors and Comets for our training courses and the cost of that is included in your course fee. Please bring suitable clothes for sailing.

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