Keelboat Sailing

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Keelboat Sailing resumes from 29th May!

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, join our Keelboat 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.

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

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.

KEELBOAT SAILING IS CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE DUE TO SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINE RESTRICTIONS, However we have now scheduled dates for 2021 and hope that these can go ahead

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!

2021 Dates: 12 June, 4 July, 18 July, 14 August, 5 September

Sessions are available 9.30-12.30 and 13.30-16.30

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

Private Charter with our experienced instructor is £200 a session for a family or 1 household (maximum of 4)

Individual bookings available at £69 person

To book a course Click here

Keelboat Private Charter with our experienced instructor from 9.30-12.30 or 13.30-16.30 to give you a little taste of keelboat sailing. You’ll get a fun, hands on, introduction to keelboat sailing and by the end you’ll be part of the crew or you can just sit back, relax and take in the view.

Cost £200  1 family or household per booking, maximum of 4 people full day also available just select morning and afternoon slot when booking

Available on 22nd May, 23rd May, 5th, 6th June, 13th June, 3rd,17th July, 15th August, 4th September at Port Edgar Watersports and also at  Taymouth Marina Resort & Spa available daily from 17th May

To book Click here

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.

2021 Dates:  29-30 May, 12-13 June, 26-27 June, 10-11 July, 31 July-1 August, 21-22, August, 4-5 September, 2-3, 30-31 October
Cost: £249

2021 Dates:  4-day combined Level 1 & 2   31 May-3 June, 21-24 June, 23-26 August  with further dates available please call to arrange
Cost £399

To book a course Click here

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).

2021 Dates:  19-20, June, 3-4 July, 17-18 July, 14-15 August, 25-26 September,  23-24 October
Cost: £249

2021 Dates:  4-day combined Level 1 & 2   31 May-3 June, 21-24 June, 23-26 August  with further dates available please call to arrange
Cost £399

To book a course Click here

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.

2021 Dates:-  5-6 June, 24-25 July, 11-12 September, 16-17 October
Cost: £249

To book a course Click here

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.

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.

2021 Dates:  1-2 May
Cost: £249

To book a course Click here

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.

2021 Dates: to be confirmed
Cost: £249

To book a course Click here

This is a 2-day course.

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: to be confirmed
Cost: £249

To book a course Click here

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.

2021 Dates: 24-25 July
Cost: £249

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This is a 2-day course

Pre-requisites: RYA Level 3 or equivalent experience.

Get to grips with our high performance boats! This course will improve your boat handling and spinnaker skills and give you the confidence to sail these fantastic keelboats in all conditions. To gain the most from this course, we recommend at least two seasons of sailing after completing your Level 3.

2021 Dates: to be confirmed
Cost: £249

To book a course Click here

This is a 5-day course

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. The course will teach you all you need to know to increase your boat speed and feel confident of the rules and start line tactics. Go on, satisfy your thirst for some competition!

2021 Dates: tbc
Cost: tbc

To book a course Click here

This is a 5-day course

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: tbc
Cost: tbc

To book a course Click here

This is a 5-day course

Pre-requisites: RYA Level 3 or equivalent experience.

This course develops your boat handling skills and knowledge, allowing you to enhance your racing skills and get the most out of our keelboats. The week will include all aspects of spinnaker work. 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: tbc
Cost: tbc