Have a Go Day in Dorset

When it comes to dinghy sailing there is lots to learn before you can be let loose on the water by yourself in a boat. That’s where this day course in Dorset comes in. It gives you an excellent introduction to what sailing a small dinghy vessel is all about – with lots of hands on time at the helm.

The training centre in Poole hosts hundreds of courses every year and has an excellent set up for total beginners which is why we’ve selected to offer the ‘Have A Go’ sailing day.

Based in the middle of one of the most stunning boating areas in the country it doesn’t get much better than this as you sail in one of the school’s dinghies around what is Europe’s largest natural harbour.

Thanks to the natural layout of the land these are some of the UK’s safest sailing waters and are ideal for getting to grips with a dinghy. This Poole-based school has a fleet of Wayfarer Pico and Laser dinghies to sail and for the uninitiated these boats are popular for both training and racing in.

All instructors are fully qualified and will spend time with you throughout your course so you learn and progress in your sailing. After mastering launching techniques the next test is to get sailing your dinghy in a straight line. With factors like the wind direction tides currents and other craft out on the water this is quite a nautical challenge for novices.

You’ll be given some excellent sailing tips such as keeping focused on a fixed point in the direction you want to go like a rock on the beach. Now you’ve got the basics you’ll continue to learn and progress out on the water throughout your full day of tuition.

Enough of our tips and hints the best way to discover dinghy sailing for yourself is to buy a voucher and get booked on to this full day session. Dates are offered from spring until the end of the autumn and everything you need is included in the price. All you have to do is turn up ready to learn your starboard from your port and get acquainted with wind directions and main sails.

Find out more and book your place today!