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.

You need to be a member of Cransley Sailing Club to take part in our courses, please see membership fees - go to Join Us and download a membership form.

2018 Learn to Sail 

We will be running our next RYA learn to sail courses for adults and youths in 2018.   To register your interest please email Sue at courses.cransleysailingclub@gmail.com

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

Times: 9.30am to 5pm

and Sunday 3 June from 9.30am to 1pm

Cost: £150 per person

Download a booking form adults - Adults RYA Level 1 & 2

Download a booking form youths (8 to 16 years) - Youths Stages 1 & 2

Youths Holiday Courses - RYA Stages 1 & 2:

We will run these courses provided we have enough to fill the course.

Dates: 29th, 30th, 31st May & 1st June

Times: 9.30am to 5pm

Cost: £150 per child

Download a booking form (8 to 16 years)

Dates: 23rd 24th, 25th & 26th July

Times: 9.30am to 5pm

Cost: £150 per child

Download a booking form (8 to 16 years)

Adults RYA Learn to Sail Course - Level 1 & 2

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

Times: 9.30am to 5pm

Cost £150

Download a booking form

Please email Sue at courses.cransleysailingclub@gmail.com 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

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