Dinghy Sailing

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Our range of adult dinghy sailing courses cover the complete basics through to racing and performance training. So whether you’ve never been in a dinghy before, or want to improve your spinnaker sailing, we have something that will suit you.

Our courses follow the RYA (Royal Yachting Association) National Sailing Scheme, so there’s a clear pathway of skills and courses to follow.

Follow the links below to find out more about each of our activities, email us on bookings@portedgarwaterports.com, or give us a call on 0131 319 1820.

Starter Courses

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.

This is a 2-day course from 09.30-16.30

Pre-requisites: none

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

2021 Dates:  8-9, 22-23 May, 5-6, 19-20 June, 3-4,17-18 July, 31 July-1 August, 7-8, 14-15, 28-29 August, 4-5, 11-12, 25-26 September, 2-3, 16-17, 30-31 October
Cost: £229

4-day combined Level 1 and 2:    17-20 May, 7th-10th June  (other dates can be arranged)
Cost: £359

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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 Dinghy Level 1

This course gives you the chance to really get to grips with the sport. Our instructors will help develop your skills so you’ll be a safe and competent sailor in no time. By the end of the course you’ll be sailing independently (in good conditions) and you’ll even be able to hire boats from Port Edgar to go out in yourself!

2021 Dates:  8-9, 22-23 May, 5-6, 19-20 June, 3-4, 17-18 July, 31 July-1 August, 7-8, 14-15, 28-29 August, 4-5, 11-12, 25-26 September, 2-3, 16-17, 30-31 October
Cost: £229

4-daycombined Level 1 & 2:   17-20 May, 7th-10th June   (further dates are available)
Cost: £359

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This course is available over 2 days from 09.30-16.30.

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

The new RYA Level 3 course is now fully integrated into the National Sailing Scheme. The course is designed to give you an opportunity to practice techniques introduced at Level 1 & 2 and to develop your performance. It’s also a great way to help prepare for moving onto the RYA advanced modules.

2021 Dates:  15-16 May, 10-11 July, 18-19 September
Cost: £229

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Advanced Courses

Once you’ve got to grips with the basics, take your sailing further with our advanced modules. You can either focus on one module over a weekend or, if you choose to take part in one of our 5 day skills development weeks, you should aim to cover two of the modules.

The RYA Level 3, or equivalent experience, is a pre-requisite for all these modules. However for some courses you may benefit from having additional experience. If you are unsure, please contact us to discuss suitability.

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.

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

Pre-requisites: RYA Level 3 or equivalent experience.

An excellent course which is all about boat control, solving problems afloat and becoming a more confident and accomplished sailor.

2021 Dates: 29-30 May
Cost: £229

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

Pre-requisites: RYA Level 3 or equivalent experience.

Explore the Firth of Forth with our RYA Day Sailing course. With picturesque harbours, sandy beaches, islands and the famous backdrop of bridges, it’s a great location to spend time learning basic navigation and the planning skills needed to enjoy a day trip.

2021 Dates: 26-27 June
Cost: £229

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

Pre-requisites: RYA Level 3 or equivalent experience.

Racing is one of the best ways to develop your sailing skills and get involved with your local club. This course will teach you all you need to know to increase your boat speed and feel confident in the rules and start line tactics. Go on, satisfy that thirst for some competition!

2021 Dates: 7-8 August
Cost: £229

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

Pre-requisites: RYA Level 3 or equivalent experience.

One of the most rewarding of all the RYA courses, we’ll help develop your knowledge of the power zone! Before you know it you’ll be blasting along and gybing with the spinnaker up.

2021 Dates: 1-2 May, 12-13 June
Cost: £229

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

Pre-requisites: RYA Level 3 or equivalent experience.

Get to grips with our high performance boats! This course will improve your boat handling, master trapeze and spinnaker skills and give you the confidence to sail these fantastic dinghies in all conditions. To gain the most from this course, we recommend at least two seasons of sailing after completing your Level 2.

2021 Dates: 10-11 July
Cost: £229

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This is a 5-day course from 09.30-16.30.

Pre-requisites: RYA Level 3 or equivalent experience.

Combine the RYA Seamanship and Day Sailing modules and not only will you develop your boat handling skills, you’ll also learn the navigation techniques needed to safely cruise a small boat on a day trip. You’ll learn about boat control, solving problems afloat and will become a more confident and accomplished sailor whilst exploring the Firth of Forth. With picturesque harbours, sandy beaches, islands and the famous backdrop of bridges, it’s a great location to spend time learning basic navigation and the planning skills needed to enjoy a day trip.

2021 Dates: to be confirmed
Cost: £399

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This is a 5-day course from 09.30-16.30.

Pre-requisites: RYA Level 3 or equivalent experience.

By bringing together the Spinnaker and Performance sailing modules this course develops your boat handling skills and knowledge of how to get the very best out of modern dinghies. The week will include all aspects of spinnaker and trapeze work alongside how to make performance boats go fast. We recommend you have had at least two seasons of sailing after completing the RYA Level 3 Better Sailing course to ensure you get the most from this fun course.

2021 Dates: to be confirmed
Cost: tbc

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