Welcome to RAFSA (Dinghy) Training

Our courses introduce and develop individuals to be safer and more confident on the water. By increasing knowledge more satisfaction can be gleaned from the sport. We aim to give individuals the skills to go on the water to build and gain experience.

COVID-19 Info

Please apply as normal. If the course is cancelled or if you cannot attend due to COVID-19 after booking we will refund the course in full. Membership will not be refunded. Please advise the Chief Instructor or Principal if you have had a COVID-19 vaccination within 72 hours prior to starting the course.

Our Courses

Dinghy sailing is fun and provides a physical and mental challenge. Contrary to popular belief, you don't necessarily need to get wet either!

All of our Courses are open to serving RAF Regular and Reserve personnel, veterans, RNSA, ASA Members and their dependents. We welcome novice and expert sailors alike and deliver a broad range of RYA qualifications, from beginner to instructor. Our corses are held at an RYA Recognised Training Centre at Rutland Water.

Beginner

For those who are new to sailing

RYA Level 1 Start Sailing and Level 2 Basic Skills

£85*

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Intermediate

For those who have completed L1/2 and want to consolidate their skills

RYA Better Sailing

£30*

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Intermediate

For those who have completed L1/2 and want to consolidate their skills

RYA Seamanship

£30*

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Advanced

For those who want to learn to sail confidently with a spinnaker

RYA Sailing with Spinnakers

£30*

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Advanced

For those who want to learn to race

RYA Start Racing

£30*

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Advanced

For those who want to impove boat handling and confidence in performance dinghies

RYA Performance Sailing

£30*

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*The price of courses does not include membership which is required. Membership to the RAF Sailing Association is £15