Learn to Sail in Cornwall - Adult Course RYA

2 days
£160.00 per person
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What to expect

Always wanted to learn how to sail? Make 2020 your year and get out on the water with one of our RYA level 1 adult sailing courses, designed for an absolute beginner.

This courses introduces you to the sport of sailing and covers all you need to know to get afloat in light winds under supervision. You will learn how to sail in all directions, as well as developing an awareness of launching and recovery.

The course runs over two days, 10am - 4pm.

Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th April, 10am - 4pm

Friday 29th and Saturday 30th May, 10am - 4pm


On arrival at Polkerris, you'll be kitted up, and given an introduction to the boats. The first part of the day will be on land, getting to know the boat and learning about steering and turning. Then you'll be on the water to practice your skills with an instructor! There'll be a lunch break (bring your own or buy from the cafe) and some theory on land. The rest of the day will be spent on the water, gaining as much experience as possible.


You'll be kitted up, and after a brief recap, will head back on the water. You'll recap your steering and turning skills, learn a bit more about the boat and how to sail it efficiently, including sailing upwind as well as other relevant skills. There'll be some more theory to cover, and as much time on the water sailing as possible.

Your accommodation

No accommodation is provided for this activity but there are some places nearby

What's included


hot drinks at the cafe


buoyancy aids, wetsuits

Recommended items

changing rooms and hot showers, RYA log book

What to bring

Warm clothing

hat, gloves (optional)


wind proof layer (optional)


bring your own lunch or money to buy at the cafe


bring your own lunch or money to buy at the cafe

Recommended items

swimming kit, towel, beach shoes

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