Keelboat Sailing

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Keelboats Sailing lessons at Port Edgar Watersports, Edinburgh, Scotland

Learn to sail in a Keelboat on the Firth of Forth near Edinburgh. 

More spacious than dinghies, keelboats also feel more stable because of their fixed keel. And because they’re sailed by a crew, you’re out on the water with other people. If this sounds like your thing, check out our courses, or, if you already have some experience, then you can join in with our Keelboat Development Club.

All our courses follow the RYA (Royal Yacht Association) National Sailing Scheme for Keelboats so there’s a clear pathway of skills and courses to follow.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the office on 0131 319 1820 or email bookings@portedgarwatersports.com

You can book directly online by selecting the date of your course and the category (i.e. Keelboat Sailing) on the booking system link below:

 

Starter Courses

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.

 

This is a 1 day course from 09.30-16.30

Introduction to Keelboat Sailing where you will  get a fun, hands on  introduction to keelboat sailing and by the end you’ll be keen to find out more!

2024 Dates:  6 April, 12,26 May, 15 June, 14 July, 11 August, 7 September, 6, 19 October

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

Cost £129 per person (adult)

Private Charters available with our experienced instructor for £249 a session (maximum of 4)

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Keelboat Private Charter is a perfect way to sail with your family or friends with our experienced instructor to give you a little taste of keelboat sailing.  You will get a fun hands on introduction to keelboat sailing and by the end you will be part of the the crew or you can just sit back relax and take in the view

Cost £249 for a maximum of 4 people perfect for famillies

Sessions from 09.30-12.30 or 13.30-16.30

2024 Dates:  9, 11,19,24 February, 9,23,29,30 March, 5,7,13,19,21 April, 11,19.25 May, 8,14,22,28 June, 7,13,21,27 July, 3,10,16,17,26,31 August, 15, 29 September, 11, 18 October, 2 November

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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.

2024 Dates:  24-25 February, 16-17 March, 6-7, 20-21 April, 18-19 May, 29-30 June, 13-14, 27-28 July, 24-25 August, 31 August-1 September, 14-15 September, 5-6, 26-27 October                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Cost: £299

2024 Dates:  4-day combined Level 1 & 2   24-27 June, 26-29 August,16-19 September, 7-10 October further dates available please call to arrange
Cost £489

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This course is available over 2 days, or combined with the RYA Level 1 or 3 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 or 2

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).

2024 Dates:  2-3 March, 30-31 March, 27-28 April, 25-26 May, 8-9, 22-23 June, 6-7, 20-21 July, 3-4, 17-18 August, 7-8 September  
Cost: £299

2024 Dates:  4-day combined Level 1 & 2  26-29 August, 16-19 September, 7-10 October (further dates are available please call to arrange)
Cost £489

2024 Dates: 4-day combined Level 2 & 3    8-11 April, 10-13 June, 22-25 July, 23-26 September 

Cost £489

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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.

2024 Dates:-  23-24 March, 11-12 May, 29-30 June, 27-28 July, 31 August-1 September, 28-29 September 
Cost: £299

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Ages 16+
Pre-requisites: Keelboat Level 1 or above

Keelboat sailing is a great social activity. Regularly heading out with the same people allows you to build team skills essential for the sport. You will have use of our unique fleet of matched 707s, ensuring you can really get to grips with the boats.

2024 Dates:  Sundays from 2nd June – 1st September

Sessions :  Sundays from 9.30-12.30 and 13.30-16.30

Cost: £50 per session

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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.

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.

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.

2024 Dates:  tbc  
Cost: £299

Please get in touch if you are interested in this course and we will let you know when dates are arranged. Call 0131 319 1820 or email bookings@portedgarwatersports.com

This is a 2-day course

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.

2024 Dates: to be confirmed
Cost: £299

Please get in touch if you are interested in this course and we will let you know when dates are arranged. Call 0131 319 1820 or email bookings@portedgarwatersports.com

This is a 2-day course

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.

2024 Dates: 15-16 June
Cost: £299

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