This summer, I learnt to sail
with Nigel, Tom C, Charlie G and Rhian

It was the best skill I have ever learnt.

It wasn’t easy, but like all skills, it comes with practise. Just remember, persevere and you can do anything! I certainly was not keen on falling into the reservoir or getting wet at first, but I had made friends during this course that made me feel confident and [I admit] less worried about capsizing. I would recommend this to anyone, because as long as you have fun and just enjoy, it, you’ll find yourself at a sailing event, having the time of your life!

Aiyushi M - June 2022


Youth Sailing

We offer regular training sessions and courses in a safe environment


Sailors and non sailors
alike can relax and enjoy
the peace and quiet
on the club's veranda


Family friendly club
welcoming all generations

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Learn to Sail

Our courses suitable for applicants from a mature 8 year old up to 99 years of age

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.

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

How to book on a training  course

Cransley Sailing Club Data Privacy Policy – Please read before completing the membership and course booking form.

New Members – Please go to the Join Us section of this website for further details.

Please note: We cannot guarantee that all applicants will be accepted onto our learn to sail course as places are limited.

Have a look at the Learn to Sail Videos which you may find helpful to reinforce what you learn on the water


Payment should be made via WebCollect

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.

See Cancellation & Terms of Conditions Policy

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

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

Cost: £150 for the sailing course + membership fee. (see join us)

Duration: 4-day course, and you must be available for all 4 days to complete the RYA course.

Time: 9 am to 5 pm


Adult courses taking place on 1, 2, 9 & 16 June 2024 cost £150 per person.
To do the course you need to be a member of the club
Sign up for the course, as places are limited. Please go to WebCollect

Youths Learn to Sail Course RYA Stage 1 & 2 for 8 to 15 year olds

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.

Cost: £150 for the sailing course + membership fee. (see join us)

Duration:  4 day course and you will need to be available for all 4 days to complete the RYA course.

Time: 9am to 5pm

Dates: 1, 2, 9 & 16 June 2024

Sailing Safety
Please click hereto 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 can supply you with a buoyancy aid if you don’t own one.

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: