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.

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.

In order to book onto a course you will need to become a RAFSA Member to access the course booking page.

RYA Start Sailing / Basic Skills

Build your confidence and develop your skills. By the end of this course you'll be a competent sailor in light winds


RYA Intermediate / Advanced Course

Following on from the early courses in both the National and Youth Sailing schemes, you can choose one of the advanced modules below to suit your sailing interests.


RYA Spinnaker Course

Everything you need to know to sail a boat confidently with conventional or asymmetric spinnakers.


RYA Start Racing

Having learnt to sail you may wish to start racing and join a club. This course takes you through the fundamentals of getting off the start line and round the course, introducing the basic skills needed to enter your first race or have fun with friends


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