Adult Beginners

Adult Beginners Sailing Course

Learn the basic skills of dinghy sailing

A weekend or 4 evening course starting with the absolute basics. No previous experience necessary. Working towards RYA Level 1.

This course is normally run mostly or entirely in our larger dinghies capable of carrying up to three students, with an instructor in the boat with you, at least until you’ve got the hang of the basics. Please note due to COVID restrictions this course is currently run in singlehanded dinghies, with instructor(s) teaching from a powerboat. If you’re not sure if this is right for you then please contact us. We do not currently know when this will change.

All necessary kit can be borrowed for the course for free.

Weather permitting, the course will cover the basic skills required to get a dinghy out on the water in good weather to join in a sailing session, such as Monday Mayhem.

Course Requirements

Age 16+

No prior sailing experience necessary. You must be happy to be in the water wearing a buoyancy aid, but do not need to be able to swim. If you’re unsure if this is the right course for you then please contact us.


£150 (includes full membership for the rest of the 2021 season remaining after the course date)

OSC members discounted rate: £100

Payment Details

Where possible, payment should be by bank transfer. If not, then it is also possible to pay by cheque and you’ll be asked which in the booking form.

To pay by bank transfer, first complete the booking form above, then transfer the course cost above to:

Account 0078 4705
Sort Code 80-17-99 (Bank of Scotland)
Payment Reference: “AB [your surname]”

If paying by cheque please include a note with the course and participant name, and post to:

Oban Sailing Club
Dungallan Park
Gallanach Road
PA34 4PD

Dates 2022

No events currently scheduled- but you can Register your interest in a course and we will let you know when new dates are published.

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