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This two-day introduction to sailing aims to teach novices the basics of boat handling, such as rigging the boat, tacking, gybing and wind awareness.

We recommend that you follow this course with the Basic Skills - Level 2 course.

We'll supply waterproof jackets and trousers, and buoyancy aids or lifejackets. Wetsuits are also available, or feel free to bring your own. We recommend you bring on water clothing, a towel and change of dry clothes, and footwear such as old trainers or deck shoes (bare feet are not permitted). You should also consider bringing hat and gloves or sunhat and sun protection. Please also bring your RYA logbooks if you have them (you can also buy logbooks from the Centre office), a pen and notebook, and lunch.


  • Southampton Solent University students and staff: £110
  • Students: £145 (students refers to anyone in full-time education - proof is required at time of booking. Please call or email to book so that the discount can be applied to your booking.)
  • Public rate: £185

Book your place

Course dates and booking
Date Time Venue Spaces available Book 
TBC 9am - 5pm Watersports Centre, Warsash  1 Telephone:
023 8201 4298
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