Worldwide, the main training courses for dinghy sailing are developed by the Royal Yacht Association – we provide RYA courses at Tynemouth. Most people start sailing with multi day courses normally referred to as RYA1 (the basics, safety) and RYA2 (start to sail without supervision)
The RYA has more details here, but feel free to contact us to inquire – we typically run RYA courses at Tynemouth early enough in the season so you can continue into Sunday morning adult learners sessions to really get a feel for the sport. Don’t feel the need to wait for that though – contact us or just turn up when we will be at the club
The club has all the gear you will need – just turn up willing to learn and if the weather is good you will have a great time. If the wind is too strong (occasionally happens) we delay until later weeks.
Each course is typically held across 2/3 days of a weekend with fallback dates if the weather should be too poor for sailing.
See the 3 documents below for RYA1 application form, a “what to wear” & medical form for the sessions