Eastbourne Sovereign Sailing Club offers a full training package through its Academy scheme.

RYA TickThe academy scheme includes Start Sailing (formerly RYA level 1) and Basic Skills (formerly RYA level 2) over 5 Saturdays and a Sunday.

We will get you use to using a mix of dinghies taking you from your 1st sail with an instructor up to being able to sail on your own on every point of sail. The course includes sailing theory and a controlled capsize recovery with a rescue boat in attendance.

In general, sailing is a fantastic sport which is accessible to all people regardless of their disabilities or levels of fitness across the UK.

However, Eastbourne Sovereign Sailing Club does not have any slipway access and uses adult single handed boats for training. As such a good level of fitness is required. This can be compared to walking up and down a shingle beach carrying bags unaided and climbing out of a swimming pool without the use of a ladder.

If you are concerned about your ability to complete this course please arrange a chat with one of our instructors before booking onto the course. Due to the limited availability of this course we are unable to offer refunds should you choose not to complete the course.

Academy Membership includes training up to RYA Level 2. The course covers 1 Wednesday evening, (1st May at 19:30), 5 Saturdays and 1 Sunday from 10:00 through to 17:00, (4th May until 1st & 2nd June).

Training FAQ

Session times

Wednesday induction evening: 19:30

Saturday & Sunday training: 10:00 to 17:00

To book a course or session:

• Call in to the Club on a Saturday during our training season, or on a Sunday.

Contact Sail Training via our website.