2024 - 6th May - 10am to 4pm

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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Power & Safety Boat Courses

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.


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

Start Power Boating Level 1 & Powerboat Handling Level 2 combined course

On successful completion, the RYA Certificate does require a passport sized photo.

Start Power Boating Level 1 Course content: Preparation of boat and crew, boat handling, picking up and securing to a mooring buoy, leaving and coming alongside, being towed

Powerboat Handling Level 2 Course content: Launching and recovery, boat handling, securing to a buoy, anchoring, leaving and coming alongside, man overboard.

Provides the skills and background knowledge needed by the competent powerboat driver and is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence. It aims to teach boat handling and seamanship in powerboats. It focuses on low speed close quarters handling, man overboard recovery, an introduction to driving at planing speed, and collision regulations. The course can be taken inland or on the coast and your certificate will be endorsed accordingly. The course may be conducted in a variety of boat types, both planing and displacement, and the certificate issued will be endorsed to show the type of boat in which the training took place.

Ability after the course: Self-sufficient powerboater in the right conditions, aware of own limitations and those of the craft

Course: Combined power boat level 1 & 2 Course programme

Powerboat courses

Dates: TBA

We run this course for members of Cransley Sailing Club on the condition that they will be added to the duty rota to undertake duties at the club.

Assumed knowledge: None.

Minimum duration: 2 days

Minimum age: 12 (candidates under the age of 16 will be issued with an endorsed certificate)

Time: 9am to 5pm Limited to 3 students

Cost: £ TBA

This is a two day course and you must be available for both days.

To book please go to WebCollect (members) your place is not confirmed until payment is received in full.

Please contact Sue Bull at principal.cransleysailingclub@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Safety Boat Course

We run this course for members of Cransley Sailing Club on the condition that they will be added to the duty rota to undertake duties at the club.

Safety Boat Course Content: Adults minimum age 16 years

Assumed knowledge: Basic understanding of sailing boats and windsurfers. An RYA Powerboat Level 2 Powerboat Handling certificate must be held prior to this course. Course content: Preparation, boat handling, dinghy rescue, windsurfer rescue, kayak or canoe rescue (can be covered as theory), towing, end-of-day procedures, safety, suitability of craft, local factors, communication, rescuing other water users

After completing the course: Able to provide safety or support cover to a range of craft, particularly sailing or windsurfing

This two-day course provides the skills required when acting as an escort craft, safety boat or coach boat for a fleet of dinghies, windsurfers or canoes, or for racing or training activities. It includes rescue techniques and elements of race management and mark laying. It is strongly recommended that a member of the rescue crew should hold a first aid certificate (or should have experience of first aid).

Members only course and must have held a PB2 qualification for 1 year.

Minimum age is 16 years

Dates: TBA

Times: 9am to 5pm

Cost: TBA