Women On Water

These courses are suited to women of all ages who are interested in sailing, whether or not you have any previous experience.

All are welcome, some members are starting from scratch, while others are seeking to develop existing skills and the course can be joined either as an individual or with a group of friends.

The course is planned to give you as much fun and enjoyment as possible. Our RYA qualified club skippers will guide you through “man” overboard drills, safety, boat handling and tying the essential knots.
We will always endeavour to have a female club skipper, but instructors can be either male or female.

Ladies Only –  RYA Competent Crew Course – only £410

This RYA Competent crew sailing course is a five day and night on board experience. It’s an introduction for the complete novice to cruising under sail and teaches personal safety, seamanship and helmsmanship to RYA Competent crew level.

This superb course is designed to make you a useful crew member onboard a cruising yacht and a valuable addition for any skipper.


25th – 29th June 2018

Ladies Only –  RYA Day Skipper Course – only £410

The RYA Day Skipper course is a five day and night on board experience to teach pilotage, navigation, seamanship and boat handling. 

On successful completion the student should have the knowledge and skills to act as skipper of a small yacht  in familiar waters during daylight hours.

You can charter one of the club yachts with this qualification.


 25th – 29th June 2018


  • Diary of Events

    28th April
    29th April
    06th Oct
    7th Oct
    Intro to sailing days
    Never sailed ?
    Want to no what its like?
    Come and have a go and see if its for you only £40 pp
    23rd - 27th April
    Comp crew / Day skipper course
    One place left,
    a great chance to improve your skills.
    Or come along as a rope puller at a reduced rate, call the club line for more details
    14th - 15th AprilClose quarters boat handling, build confidence and gain experience.
    £145 pp
    22nd JuneFirst Aid Course
    Our one-day course covers all the usual first aid subjects, but from a boating perspective. It is aimed at anyone who goes afloat, whether on inland waters, rivers, estuaries or on cross channel passages.
    14th - 18th May
    21st - 25th May
    Comp crew / Day skipper Practical
    Come and have fun whilst learning and gaining a useful qualification.
    Places still available
    11th - 13th MayStart yachting
    This two day practical course is entirely boat based. There is no fixed route, and passage planning based on weather forecasts will form part of
    the course. You can expect to explore a variety of locations in and around the Solent and
    experience anchoring up, berthing in a marina and picking up a mooring buoy.
    23rd - 28th SeptemberPSUK National Offshore sailing championships 2018
    Any datesIf you can spare a few hours helping out at the base call the club line or drop us an email