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

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Please read before completing the membership and course booking form.

An annual family membership costs just 40p a day, an adult individual membership 30p a day and a youth/student individual membership just 15p a day.   Far cheaper than the majority of gym memberships!!

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 

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

2019 Learn to Sail at Cransley Sailing Club

Pay and Play Taster Session

Not sure if sailing is for you, then why not book yourself onto one of our Pay and Play Taster Sailing Sessions? 

Cost: £30 per session

To book and pay please go to WebCollect

Dates: 7th or 13th April 2019

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

Cost: £150 + membership fee.

Time: 9am to 5pm  

Please go to WebCollect to book and pay for this course

Dates: 8th, 9th, 15th & 16th June 2019 SORRY COURSE FULL

Dates: 21st, 22nd, 28th & 29th September 2019

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

Cost £150 + membership

Time: 9am to 5pm

Please go to WebCollect to book and pay for this course

Dates: 28th, 29th, 30th & 31st May 2019 SORRY COURSE FULL

Dates: 30th, 31st July, 1st & 2nd August 2019 

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

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.

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