Learn to sail at Reading Sailing Club


Learning how to use sailing and Power Boats with Reading Sailing Club is a fun and rewarding experience. Set in a safe and picturesque environment and led by enthusiastic volunteer instructors, our trainees gain recognised qualifications and a real sense of achievement.

Our courses cater for beginners, intermediate and specialist racers. All training is given in our own boats by fully qualified instructors. We supply all specialist equipment including buoyancy aids, wetsuits and spray tops. If you have your own boat you can use that, subject to a safety check and suitability.
The training is centred on our club house with hot showers and club facilities.

Reading Sailing club has been an RYA approved teaching establishment since 2006.
We receive annual safety and standards checks.

On successful completion, students gain an internationally recognised RYA qualification, accepted by all other RYA accredited centres and many of the worlds water sports and all-inclusive resorts.

The training is delivered by volunteers and is intended as a way of encouraging new joiners to the club and giving you a way to start sailing.

For more details of training in 2022 and how to book please e-mail us at training@readingsc.org.uk or read our Training Information Pack


Topper dinghy

We have a range of boats available and during your course you can expect to have a go in both a single and multi handed boat:

  • Topper: The ideal learning boat for juniors
  • Pico: A great first boat for adults
  • Sport 14: A spacious two handed sail boat taking up to three trainees and an instructor.
  • Laser: A higher performance single hander for more experienced sailors

We offer:

Adult Sail Training

RYA Levels one and two.

More specialist intermediate RYA courses (e.g. Level 3 & Seamanship skills).

We also run occasional Race Training on dates that are published from time to time.

Junior Sail Training

RYA Stages one, two and three.

‘Oppies’ a series of weekday late afternoon sessions during the summer leading to RYA stage one, two and beyond.

Please note that a responsible adult must stay on site with each child during the training –
parent sailing participation is not necessary but you will be asked to help with boats, refreshments etc.

Sailing Course dates for 2022:

All courses are open to members only (see the membership page on how to join) and are priced at £105. All start at 9.00am and typical finish around 5.00pm depending on weather and current Covid-19 regulations.

Course Code Level Dates
Course A 22 To be decided Saturday 19th March & Saturday 26th March
Course B 22 To be decided Saturday 16th April & Saturday 23rd April
Course C 22 To be decided Saturday 30th & Saturday 7th May
Course D 22 To be decided Saturday 25th June & Saturday 2nd July
Course E 22 To be decided Saturday 16th July & Saturday 23rd July

To take part on any course you must be a member of the club. We welcome new members, especially those joining us to embark on training courses.

To book a place on the training, contact the club via training@readingsc.org.uk or visit the club on a Saturday or Sunday to find out more about our training courses.