All booking are now made online using Webcollect.

Please visit to check availability and book places.

All August and October half term courses are available now on Webcollect.

If you need to discuss anything before booking, please call the training principal, Pat Overs, on 07736 670570 (evenings if possible please), or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

By completing and submitting an online booking form, you agree to the following conditions:

1. The student is confident in water and does not suffer from any illness or medical condition which could endanger themselves or others on the course.

2. The Club and Instructors do not accept responsibility for any loss, injury or damage (including consequential damage) suffered by participants or to their property whilst participating on the course or using the Club facilities unless such loss, injury or damage is caused by negligence on the part of the Club or Instructors.

3. Information submitted on this form will be used solely for the purposes of course administration and statistical analysis and will be protected in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This may involve submitting anonymised information to the sport’s governing bodies, such as the RYA.

4. I agree to abide by the club rules, available on the membership page.

5. In the event of cancellation by the student or person making the booking, PLSC will make every effort to reallocate the place to someone else. In the event that this happens at short notice, it may not be possible to do this and we may need to retain all or part of the course fee in order to cover our costs.

6. In the event of cancellation by PLSC, we will make every effort to allocate students places on a future course, to be mutually agreed. If this is not possible then a full refund of course fees will be made, including any log books purchased at the time of booking.



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Courses Available

The club is a Royal Yachting Association Recognised Training Centre (RTC). We aim to provide the highest standard of tuition with qualified instructors. Sailing courses have a maximum of 12 places with participants split into groups according to experience. Safety powerboats are always on hand to care for those on the water.

Powerboat courses are taught in groups of up to 6. 

Please bring a change of clothes, soft soled shoes and, if possible, waterproof jacket and trousers. Sailing is weather dependent and courses may have to be canceled or rescheduled depending on conditions on the day.

Please note that the RYA syllabus is modular and each stage or level may not correspond directly with a 4 half day course.  We make no guarantees of progression in that time and it may take longer than the time on one course to achieve a particular stage or level. Higher levels of qualification often take longer due to the amount of content in those stages. Weather and student ability also contribute. Attendance is not a guarantee that you will pass the course.

Start Sailing:

RYA National sailing scheme Level 1/Youth sailing scheme Stage 1 and Stage 2

Tuition in 4 lessons, either mornings or afternoons on 4 consecutive days.

Adult £130:00 Child £110:00 (minumum age 8)

By the end of the course, participants will have been introduced to the sport. They will have sailed a dinghy and learned to reach, tack, run and gybe. They will know the essentials such as rigging and rope work and how to launch and recover a dinghy.

Basic Skills:

RYA National sailing scheme Level 2/Youth sailing scheme Stage 3

Tuition in 4 lessons, either mornings or afternoons on 4 consecutive days.

Adult £130:00 Child £110:00 (minimum age 8)

Having passed this course participants will have proved their ability to sail a dinghy in light to moderate winds. They will know how to sail a race and how to deal with a capsize. Practical work is assessed on a continuous basis. An oral interview or short written test is used to test knowledge of sailing theory, meteorology and safety awareness.

Advanced sailing skills courses:

RYA National sailing scheme advance skills, sailing with spinnakers, seamanship skills/Youth sailing scheme Stage 4

Advanced modules in the National sailing scheme are follow-on courses aimed at refining skills for those who can already sail and want to improve their boat handing and racing. 

Powerboat - RYA Levels 1/2/Safety Boat

Tuition in 2 to 4 lessons using our 4.5m RIB.

£200 per person when taught in groups of 3 or more. Smaller groups and one to one teaching available, POA. 

The PB1 course is aimed at juniors as an introduction to driving a powered craft. Adults are recommended to begin with PB2.

The PB2 course teaches boat handling and seamanship in powerboats. It covers launch and recovery, boat handling, safety, securing to a buoy, anchoring, leaving and coming alongside and man-over-board. RYA PB2 meets the entry requirements of the RYA Dinghy Instructor qualification. RYA Safety Boat meets the requirements of the RYA Senior Instructor qualification. A PB2 certificate can also be converted to an International Certificate of Competence (ICC) via the RYA.

RYA First Aid

8 hours tuition.

Non Member - £60:00 Member - £30:00

This course teaches Basic First Aid including CPR and various first Aid measures. First aid courses meet the requirements of the RYA for all instructor qualifications. 

Single and Private Lessons

We are pleased to arrange these to suit your personal needs, whether it is on your own, with family or with friends. Simply let us know your requirements and we will be happy to quote you a price.

Scheduled courses are taught in groups of up to 12 students (6 for Powerboat courses). We can normally take adults and juniors on the same course.

Course Dates for 2023

Scheduled courses are run during school holiday periods. Our course dates for 2023 are:

Tuesday 8th - Friday 11th August (9:30 am to 12:30 pm)

Monday 21st - Thursday 24th August (9:30 am to 12:30 pm)

Monday 21st - Thursday 24th August (1:30 pm to 4:30 pm)

Tuesday 24th - Friday 27th October (9:00 am to 12 noon)

Tuesday 24th - Friday 27th October (1:00 to 4:00 pm)

Courses can sometimes be arranged at other times to suit personal preferences, including weekends, subject to instructor availability. Please call or email for details. 

All bookings should be made via Webcollect (

Tel 07736 670570 (evenings only please) for more information.

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