Aberdeenshire Sailing Trust
Many of our courses follow an RYA syllabus. In order to gain the certificate students need to complete
the syllabus. If for any reason (e.g. lack of wind) this appears unlikely, students will be warned about this during the
course. A certain amount of water confidence is important when taking part in sailing or indeed any other watersport.
Therefore we require that all participants should be confident in the water wearing a buoyancy aid / lifejacket.
Adult beginner courses are normally taught in wayfarers although there may be opportunities to try other boats such as singlehanders
such as the feva or faster boats such as the laser 2000.
A course will not run if there are not enough applicants on it to make it financially
viable. We aim to give as much warning as possible in these circumstances. We reserve the right to cancel
a course due to lack of bookings or other circumstances. In this instance, a full refund will be given. No
refunds will be given for an individual failing to complete a course. In the event of you requiring a cancellation, we
will do our utmost to sell your place again and if successful, a full refund will be given. Otherwise, a 50% refund will
be given for cancellations with more than 21 days notice from the start date of the course. If less than 21 days from
the start date, no refund will be given.
This introductory RYA course is run over four evenings or a weekend, normally in a wayfarer dinghy
with an instructor on board.
This course is designed to follow after RYA Start Sailing to give beginners the confidence they need to
sail without an instructor on board. Run over a weekend or four evenings.
A 5 day midweek course combining RYA levels 1 & 2.
A great course as a refresher or to gain more time afloat to improve skills. Run over a weekend
or four evenings.
Two day RYA courses to take your sailing in a variety of different directions
One on one sailing sessions can be arranged at times to suit. For either a taster or to work through RYA
courses. Gift vouchers also available.
Our mums / ladies sailing group. Have some fun afloat while the kids are in school.
For sailors with sufficient experience who'd like to get afloat to practice.
We run a variety of different race training activities including evenings at Skene, and laser race training at
We run novice racing at Skene on Mondays in April & May in conjunction with Aberdeen and Stonehaven Yacht Club.
Sailing for those aged 50+ supported by Aberdeen City Common Good fund.