RYA Sailing Level 2

Learn and have fun with the Experts

The RYA’s second level two-day sailing course, taught by our highly-qualified instructors in the beautiful surroundings of New Quay bay. 


Build your confidence and develop your skills. By the end of this course you’ll be a competent sailor in light winds, and we would let you hire a dinghy on your own (depending on conditions). 

By the end of the course you should be able to:

  • Rig, launch and sail in all directions.
  • Capsize and recover.
  • Have essential safety knowledge.
  • Sail and make decisions in good conditions

The boats we use will depend on the conditions on the dates; you can see our dinghy fleet here


We have wetsuits you can hire for £5. You’ll also need to bring lunch or buy it nearby. Bring a towel and swimsuit, and wetsuit boots/old trainers. We provide buoyancy aids.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the minimum age for this activity?

    Minimum age 13. Kids should do Stage 1.

  • Do I need to be a good swimmer?

    You need a basic level of water confidence.

  • Can I use my own boat?

    Please note we use our own boats and cannot use yours (but can advise!)

  • What happens if there are no suitable dates for me?

    If there are no dates that suit you, please contact us.

  • How large is the group in each session?

    We can take a maximum of six students to one instructor.

  • Do you need a minimum number of people to run this course?

    We need a minimum of two students for the course to run.

  • Are activities at a set time every day?

    We may have to adjust preferred timings to allow for the tide.

  • What else is there to do in New Quay?

    Please see our main FAQs page for information on Where to stay, park, eat etc.