Saturday Sailing (Adults and Juniors)

Learn and have fun with the Experts

Our ever-popular Saturday Sailing are two-hour instructed sessions for those with some experience – RYA Level 1/Stage 1 or equivalent experience – and upwards. You can work towards a certificate, or just come for the fun. All our instructors are highly-qualified and very enthusiastic about sailing.

We will use different boats from our fleet, from single-handed, stable Picos to larger Bahias. There will be some on-land theory but most of the time will be spent with the boats – rigging (and de-rigging and putting away!), launching, recovering, capsize drills, tacking and gybing, coming alongside and loads more. The lesson plan will depend on the day and the instructors, so expect to be flexible.

Expect to get very wet, a bit cold, help each other out and laugh a lot.

We maintain a personal record of what you have done with us so we can help you towards your next level. We try to split everybody into the group appropriate to their skill to get the maximum benefit from the time on or off the water.
Arrive by 09:45 at least ready for a 10am start.
Sessions run weekly and you can book a block or just one at a time.

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.

If we have to cancel because the conditions are inappropriate we will either reimburse you or you can re-book. Cancellation Policy.

Any further questions, get in touch. Contact Us.

Saturday sailing

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the minimum age for this activity?

    The minimum age is 8 years old.

  • 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.

    We will usually have 6 places for adults and 6 for juniors.

  • 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.