Welcome to Cransley Sailing Club

                                                         new members welcome                                                               

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 go to the Join Us section of this website for further details.

Payment should be made via WebCollect

Cransley Sailing Club Data Privacy Policy.  

Please read before completing the membership and course booking form.

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

Once you have learnt to sail, as members of Cransley Sailing Club youths from 8 to 17 can join in the Youth Section 

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           RYA Sailing Courses

If you need any further information please email Sue Bull at principal.cransleysailingclub@gmail.com

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 date due to an Instructor not being available/weather conditions etc you will be given an alternative date to enable you to complete the course.

Refund of course fees

Cransley Sailing Club is unable to offer refunds to students who are unable to attend the course or start the course and are unable to complete it.

See Cancellation & Terms of Conditions Policy

Please go to the useful documents page and read and understand the conditions of membership of the club - click here

2020  Learn to Sail at Cransley Sailing Club 

In light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) we are unsure if our courses will go ahead in 2020.  If you are interested in learning to sail, please contact Sue Bull who will put your name on a list and inform you if the course is taking place. 

Adults Learn to Sail Courses  RYA Level 1/2 for 16+ year olds

Cost: £150 for the sailing course + membership fee. (see join us)

Time: 9am to 5pm  


13th, 14th, 20th & 21st June 2020 - Cancelled 

19th, 20th, 26th & 27th September 2020 - Cancelled

Please go to WebCollect to book and pay for this course & membership

Youths Learn to Sail Courses  RYA Stage 1/2 for 8 to 15 year olds   

Cost: £150 for the sailing course + membership fee (see join us)

Time: 9am to 5pm


Sat 13th, Sun 14th, Sat 20th & Sun 21st June 2020 - Cancelled

Tuesday 28th to Friday 31st July 2020 - Cancelled

We are running a youths learn to sail course in accordance with RYA Covid-19 restrictions for 8 to 15 year olds

RYA Stage 1/2

Mon to Friday 17th, 18th, 19th & 20th August 

Cost: £150 for the sailing course + membership fee (see join us)

Time: 9am to 5pm

Contact Sue Bull to express an interest Email: principal.cransleysailingclub@gmail.com

Please go to WebCollect to book and pay for this course & membership 

If you are interested in a learn to sail course on a 1:1 basis we may be able to organise this - price will be determined according to how many are on the course. 

Contact Sue Bull to enquire about this please.

Please note: your place is not confirmed until membership and course fees are paid in full.  See cancellation and refund policy 

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 can supply you with a buoyancy aid if you don't own one.

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