Learn to Sail at TSC

If you want to learn to sail, our RYA courses are a great way to start.

Why Learn To Sail?

People join our learn to sail courses for a variety of reasons. Perhaps you want to learn a new skill, or perhaps you enjoy the outdoors and want to keep fit, or maybe you want to be part of a thriving, friendly club. Whatever your reasons, you’ll be welcome at Trimpley.



Learning to sail a Laser at TrimpleySimply The Best

As a RYA Training Centre training courses are run by  RYA qualified instructors and coaches. This means you get a structured and refined course delivered to nationally set standards and you get a recognised qualification at the end of it. Add to this Trimpley’s own brand of friendliness and hospitality and you can be assured of a thorough and enjoyable introduction to the fantastic sport of sailing.

Kids cool down in the reservoir

Because Kids Learn Differently

While adults are taught at a 2 to 1 ratio, we keep kids in a group. We have loads of youth boats they can sail either on their own or buddy up. The group is led by an experienced Dinghy instructor, who will teach all the basics of sailing in lots of fun activities. Make sure you bring a spare change of clothes!

teaching new sailors

Safety First

Safe, challenging, fun. You can’t learn or enjoy yourself if you’re not safe. That’s why safety is our top priority. We have two fast response safety patrol boats that are equipped to deal with a wide range of incidents. We provide life jackets or buoyancy aids to keep you afloat, which are compulsory to wear. Our experienced instructors will keep you safe, and let you know what to do in an emergency.

What We Offer

As a RYA approved training centre we offer the following RYA courses.


Adult courses

Dinghy Sailing Level 1 -Start Sailing

Dinghy Sailing Level 2 -Basic skills

Dinghy Sailing Level 3- Better sailing

Course details- Adult sailing course progression

Children and Youths

Youth Sailing Scheme stage 1 – Start Sailing

Youth Sailing Scheme stage 2 – Start Sailing

Youth Sailing Scheme stage 3 – Start Sailing

Youth Sailing Scheme stage 4 – Start Sailing

Course details-Youth sailing course progression

Power boating

Power boat Level 1 Start power boating

Power boat Level 2 Powerboat handling

Course details-Powerboat courses




For Convenience

TSC learn to sail courses runs at weekends. Most courses are 16 hours over 2 days and include club membership so you can keep practising even after you course is finished

Sailing Doesn’t Have To Be Expensive

The club is a charity with the purpose of promoting sailing in the local area, and we want everyone to be able to join in. Because we’re not a commercial venture, we can keep prices low.

Upcoming course dates
 Following on from the highly successful June training TSC are repeating the course this year don’t miss out, book early and enjoy Trimpley. Like a bargain? Then look at our course fees if you join TSC. Finish your course and you can hire a £5000 boat for the whole day for less cost than a replacement bung! and receive further beginners guidance on Sunday Mornings.
23, 24th Sept 2017
Children- Youths 2 day course start sailing level 1 and 2, no prior sailing experience required
23, 24th  Sept 2017
Adults 2 day course start sailing level 1, no prior sailing experience
Adults 2 day course start sailing level 2,  level 1 or basic sailing experience required

Sailing course  price information


Course booking form


Our courses are pretty popular so it’s best to book early. To get more info and to book email our training officer, jwebsdell@hotmail.com,

Don’t Take Our Word For It

We think our courses are one of the best ways to learn to sail. Here’s what some of our past participants have to say about it:

  • Friendly club, lot’s of help and knowledge on hand, everyone should try it.
  • A great friendly place to learn & refresh sailing knowledge.
  • Wonderful to learn to sail with my 13-year-old son.
  • Great fun, and gave me the skill and confidence to start sailing, helping me to do something I have wanted to do for years but did not know where to start – would recommend it to anyone.
  • A great starter course – friendly and enjoyable.
  • A truly professional and friendly club that made my daughter and myself welcome. We have learnt a lot and will enjoy doing a lot more sailing with them.
  • Training in a very relaxed atmosphere where you can go at your own pace.
  • A really helpful & fun experience.