Rye Watersports is a Royal Yachting Association Dinghy sailing school offering a wide range of courses for beginners to advanced pupils. We are based in East Sussex only 50 minutes from Tunbridge Wells in Kent, and one hour from South London and the Surrey border. Dinghy sailing lessons on the South East Coast can be daunting, with tide and waves to contend with, but our coastal lake, midway between Rye and Camber Sands, is ideal for your first introduction to dinghy sailing and going on to advanced sailing in stronger winds.
Our fleet of Laser Pico’s and Topper Topaz, Laser Bahia and Topper Magno are the perfect boats to progress from beginner to confident sailor in. Because we are only one hour from South London and easy to get to from Surrey via the M.25, dingy sailing lessons on our coastal lake are accessible to anyone living in the home counties.
Southerly winds funnel in over the Kent and Sussex shore to create constant sea breezes that make learning to dinghy sail fun so it is well worth the trip if you live in Surrey or inland Kent to come to Rye Watersports for your sailing lesson. Added to this our experienced Royal Yachting instructors will build your confidence and teach you all the skills necessary to get you sailing. We are a really chilled out dinghy centre in a truly amazing position only a mile from the sea at Camber Sands, Sussex on the South East Coast.
Suitable for complete beginners, and teaches you all the skills and theory necessary to get you helming a boat confidently on your own.
By the end of this sailing course, you will have the knowledge and skills to get the best performance from your boat in a variety of conditions, and rent kit from RYA centres worldwide.
Save £40! Book onto both courses and you will progress rapidly with your sailing skills. Some practice is needed between lessons.
Introduction to helming and crew seamanship skills and theory. Introduction to advanced equipment like spinnakers.
The RYA Seamanship course will progress your skills in handling a larger boat with mainsail and jib.
Your instructor will teach you how to sail a dinghy/keelboat/multihull rigged with an asymmetric or symmetric spinnaker.
Private tuition focused on what you would like to achieve.
Learn to windsurf in our safe lakeside location.
Developing confidence on the water, with directional sailing and faster turns.
Introduction to using the harness to go out in stronger winds, faster gybes.
Introduction to footstraps, learning to waterstart.
Every Wednesday during school holidays.
Rental Equipment Available
At Rye Watersports we hire out equipment on an hourly basis. We have an excellent range of Starboard and Fanatic windsurf boards and North and Tushingham rigs suitable for beginners through to more advanced windsurfers. All our sails are rigged for you so it couldn’t be easier to get out on the water. Hiring our selection of kit means you can try out different sail sizes and boards. So when you do get round to buying, you know exactly what to get.
Beginner board & training sail – £18.00
Beginner board & battened sail – £22.00
Intermediate/advanced board and rig – £25.00
The third hour for windsurf hire is charged at half price.