Welcome to Cransley Sailing Club

new members welcome
 please come and see us 

Adults RYA level 1 Start Sailing & level 2 Basic Skills
Youths RYA Stage 1 & Stage 2
Learn to Sail Courses

Our courses suitable for applicants from a mature 8 year old up to 99 years of age.

New Members:

Cransley Sailing Club is a members only club, to sail and take part in courses at Cransley Sailing Club you need to be a member of the club.

Please download a membership form from the link below and return the form to Julie Aves, Membership Secretary - Join Us

new members form  pdf document          new members form word document

Cransley Sailing Club Data Privacy Policy.  

Please read before completing the membership and course booking form.

An annual family membership costs just 36p a day, an adult individual membership 27p a day and a youth/student individual membership just 12p a day.   Far cheaper than the majority of gym memberships!!

Please email Sue at [email protected] find out more and to enquire about availability.  

Please note: We cannot guarantee that all applicants will be accepted onto our learn to sail course as places are limited.   Priority will be given to applicants who live locally.

Once you have learnt to sail, as members of Cransley Sailing Club youths from 8 to 17 can join in the Youth Section training and adults  if they wish can join the Adults Get Back on the Water

Have a look at the Learn to Sail Videos which you may find helpful to reinforce what you learn on the water

RYA Sailing Pathway

2019 Learn to Sail Courses

If you are looking for a learn to sail course next year, please register your interest by emailing Sue at [email protected]

2018 Learn to Sail at Cransley Sailing Club

Saturday 19th, Sunday 20th, Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th May 

Times: 9.30am to 5pm

and Sunday 3 June from 9.30am to 1pm COURSE FULL

Cost: £150 per person plus membership fees

Youths - RYA Stages 1 & 2:

29th, 30th, 31st May & 1st June COURSE FULL

Times: 9.30am to 5pm

Cost: £150 per child plus membership fees

Adults - RYA Level 1 & 2

12th 13th, 14th, 15th June

Times: 9am to 5pm

Cost: Dependant on numbers on course plus membership fees

Email: [email protected] to express your interest.   Booking Form

Youths - RYA Stages 1 & 2:

23rd 24th, 25th & 26th July COURSE FULL

Times: 9.30am to 5pm

Cost: £150 per child plus membership fees

Youths - RYA Stages 1 & 2:

30th, 31st July, 1st & 2nd August COURSE FULL

Times: 9.30am to 5pm

Cost: £150 per child plus membership fees

Email: [email protected] to express your interest   Booking Form

Adults RYA Level 1 & 2:

Dates: 22nd, 23rd, 29th & 30th September COURSE FULL

Times: 9.30am to 5pm

Cost £150 per adult plus membership fees

Email: [email protected] to express your interest   Booking Form

Cancellation of  a course

Cransley Sailing Club will make every effort to ensure that a course goes ahead.  Should the club need to cancel a course due to an Instructor not being available and no replacement can be found a full refund of course fees will be given. 

Refund of course fees

Cransley Sailing Club are unable to offer refunds to students who are unable to attend the course or start the course and decide they do not to complete it.

Course Content : Youths

Stage 1: No assumed knowledge.

Course content: Launching & recovery, steering parts of the boat, basic sailing.

After completing stage 1 youths, will be able to understand the basic principles.

Youths Stage 2: Basic knowledge and steering ability to Stage 1.

Course content: Basic sailing skills, rope work, collision avoidance.

After completing the course: You will be able to tack and control boat speed, and understand basic principles.


Course Content : Adults

Level 1 Start Sailing: No assumed knowledge.

Course content: How to sail in all directions, including an awareness of launching and recovering.

After completing Level 1: Able to sail in light winds under supervision.

Level 2 Basic Skills: Sailing skills to Level 1 standard.

Course content: Rigging, launching, sailing in all directions. Capsize recovery and essential safety knowledge.

After completing the course: Able to sail and make decisions in good conditions

Sailing Safety

Please click here to go to the sailing safety page

What do I wear

Please bring a packed lunch and snacks with you. Drinks and chocolate bars can be purchased from the galley.   If you are on medication don't forget to bring this too.

You will get wet and dependant on the weather conditions you may also get cold so please bring plenty of spare old clothes with you that you can change into plus old trainers or wet shoes. You do not need to go to the expense of purchasing sailing clothes to take part in this course if you do not wish to.    We will supply you with a buoyancy aid and there is a selection of wet suits available for course participants to loan.

Suggested clothing to wear  

Chandlerys where you can purchase sailing clothing - there are plenty of other outlets you can find by searching online but here is a few:

Sailboats      Purple Marine     Pinnell and Bax      Rooster Sailing       Wetsuit Outlet