Starter Keelboat Courses

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KEELBOAT SAILING IS CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE DUE TO SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINE RESTRICTIONS

A step up from dinghies, keelboats have a spacious cockpit and fixed keels giving them extra stability. Whether you’ve never sailed before or want a quick refresher course we’ve got what you need.

Please have a look at the course details below for more information and available dates. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us on 0131 319 1820 or email bookings@portedgarwatersports.com.

[toggles] [toggle title=”Keelboat Experience” color=”Accent-Color” id=”b1″] A Keelboat Experience is just that; a little taste of sailing. You’ll get a fun, hands on, introduction to keelboat sailing and by the end you’ll be keen to find out more!

2020 Dates: 11 April afternoon only, 12 April afternoon only 25 April afternoon only, 26 April afternoon only, 9 May afternoon only, 10 May afternoon only, 30 May, 31 May, 14 June, 28 June, 12 July, 26 July, 9 August, 16 August, 30 August, 13 September, 11 October, 25 October

Sessions are available 9.30-12.30 and 13.30-16.30

Other dates may be available on request, please call to discuss.

Cost: £69 Adult, £49 Under 16 per session Book 3 places on one session and get a 4th space free.

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[toggle title=”RYA Keelboat Start Sailing – Level 1″ color=”Accent-Color” id=”b2″]This is a 2-day course

Pre-requisites: none

This is a 2-day course from 09.30-16.30.

This course is a gentle introduction to keelboat sailing, where you will learn how to rig a keelboat and the basics to get afloat for the first time. At the end, you’ll be able to sail in light winds under supervision.

2020 Dates:  18-19 April, 30-31 May, 27-28 June, 11-12 July, 25-26 July, 15-16 August, 29-30 August, 12-13 September, 10-11 October, 24-25 October
Cost: £249

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[toggle title=”RYA Keelboat Basic Skills – Level 2″ color=”Accent-Color” id=”b3″]This course is available over 2 days, or combined with the RYA Level 1 over 4 days from 09.30-16.30 each day

Pre-requisites: none for the 4-day course; for the 2-day course you will need to hold your RYA Keelboat Level 1

Learning to sail in keelboats is hugely enjoyable and has become an increasingly popular sport. We will take you through all the basic skills to become a competent sailor (in moderate conditions).

2020 Dates:   28-29 March, 9-10 May, 23-24 May, 13-14 June, 4-5 July, 18-19 July, 8-9 August, 22-23 August, 5-6 September, 3-4 October
Cost: £249

2020 Dates:  4-day  13-16 April with further dates available please call to arrange
Cost £399

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[toggle title=”RYA Keeboat Better Sailing – Level 3″ color=”Accent-Color” id=”b4″]This is a 2-day course.

Pre-requisites: RYA Keelboat Basic Skills – Level 2 or equivalent experience.

This course is designed to bridge the gap between Basic Skills and the Advanced Modules, giving you the opportunity to practice techniques introduced at earlier levels and for competent dinghy sailors who want a change of direction. With a flexible syllabus this course is the perfect opportunity to shape the time around exactly what you want to develop on.

2020 Dates:-  23-24 May, Monday 25-Tuesday 26 May, 18-19 July, 5-6 September
Cost: £249

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Once you have your Keelboat Level 1 course you can take part in our Keelboat Club. This meets on a Sunday afternoon from Autumn – Spring, and Thursday evenings in the summer for a couple of hours and allows you to develop the experience you’ve gained and build friendships. To find out more Click Here.

Dinghy sailing to keelboat conversion: Already hold a Dinghy Level 2 certificate or have equivalent experience? You could be eligible to enter the Keelboat scheme at the Better Sailing (Level 3) stage. For further information about the Better Sailing courses please see above or give us a call on 0131 319 1820.