For details of our regular weekly and RYA holiday courses for juniors please go to the CHILDREN’S PAGE.


We offer a variety of dingy training options to suit your level and your time constraints. For beginners we run regular sessions on Thursday evenings. Non-members are welcome to attend up to 2 Thursday session tasters at a cost of £10 each before joining as members.
Saturday morning Plain Sailing is the place for more competent sailors, at RYA level 2 and beyond. We also run Saturday Coached Racing sessions aimed at our regular racers.

For a more intensive approach, and for those who would like to get RYA certifications, we run 2 day weekend and 5 day weekday RYA level 1&2 courses. These are not included in the membership fee, but there is a discount for members.

See below for further details of all our adult dinghy training or


Thursday Evening Tasters (non-members)

Thursday evening tasters run from April - August and pre-booking is essential via this link:

  • prior experience: none needed
  • open to: non-members (up to 2 sessions)
  • cost: £10 per session, refundable on joining

These sessions provide a relaxed opportunity for non-members to get out on the water in the same boat as an instructor. Whether you are new to sailing, have had your first taste on holiday or are returning to it after a break, this is the session for you. Sessions last approximately 45 minutes and there are typically 2 trainees in the boat with one instructor.  After your sail, join us in the clubhouse for a reasonably priced wholesome meal. The bar will be open and there will be plenty of people willing to answer your questions so that you can get a sense of what the club is about.

Thursday evening members training runs from April - August and pre-booking is essential vis this link:

  • prior experience: none needed
  • open to: members
  • cost: free

Open to all members, this is a great opportunity to really start working on your basic skills to help you get up to a good level of confidence and competence. Sessions last approximately 45 minutes and there are typically 2 trainees in the boat with one instructor. Each session is personalised to your needs, the aim being to help you work towards getting “checked out”. Once you’ve been checked-out, you can join in other training sessions or take out club boats free of charge.
After your sail there is a reasonably priced wholesome meal in the clubhouse and the bar is open. Club “check out” is just a little way beyond RYA Level 2 standard.

Saturday morning Laser Coaching (for members)   Laser Logo

Come practice and learn to further your techniques in Laser Sailing. Saturday mornings coaching is offered by club members to club members and safety boat cover is provided. The coaches are on hand to help with any issues, rigging or technique you might have then they will put you through all the elements of Laser Sailing with an emphasis to get you racing and joining our Saturday afternoon fleet racing after lunch (bring your own).

It's a friendly and encouraging group aimed at those with some proficiency in single handed dinghies already but also aimed at those who want to transition from a two hander to a single-handed boat.

Saturdays 10am-12pm

  • Prior experience: WHSC check-out / approx. RYA level 2
  • Open to: Members and WSC Members and Associates (if checked out by attending Saturday racing beforehand)
  • Cost: Free
  • No booking necessary though join the Laser Whatsapp group to keep up to date.

Please enquire by email here.


Saturday morning members training runs from April - October and is a drop in, so no booking is necessary. Please sign in on arrival in the South Clubhouse.

This is a chance for more competent sailors to hone their skills and start working on some race techniques whilst receiving copious amounts of positive encouragement. Those interested in double handers will pair with another in a GP14, and for single handers there are Lasers.

10.00am - 12.00

  • prior experience: approaching WHSC check-out / approx. RYA level 2
  • open to: members
  • cost: free 


RYA Level 1&2 weekend courses - 2 days

Multiple weekends in 2021

RYA Level 1&2 weekday courses - 5 days

Multiple dates in 2021

These RYA certificate courses give you a nationally recognised qualification that is transferable to other sailing centres.  The RYA Level 1 or RYA Level 2 certificate will be awarded depending on progress.  The course is both practical and theoretical and includes intensive sailing time on the water with RYA qualified instructors, accelerating your learning.  By the end of the course, you should be sailing independently. If you have not yet passed the Club check-out, the course will help with the skills you need. Even if you have been checked-out, you will find a marked improvement in your sailing after solid days of skilled instruction. 

Dinghy Training



We are a club entirely run by volunteers and we support and encourage all our members to get as much training as they can in these areas. If you are interested in becoming an RYA recognised instructor or benefitting from the subsidised RYA power boat level 2, RYA safety boat and RYA first aid courses provided by our friends on The Harp please contact Advanced Thursday Training



Windsurfing on the Welsh Harp is run by a welcoming team of friendly and enthusiastic volunteer instructors and member helpers.  We offer free training to members on Thursday evenings from 6pm, usually from mid-May to early September. (Please check the Windsurfing page for current dates.) This training is primarily aimed at getting members to a suitable standard so they can be checked out to use club equipment outside of organised sessions.
To progress further we offer RYA courses and clinics at extra cost. These will be run occasionally at weekends subject to demand and instructor availability.

The Thursday evening Windsurfing Training and Taster sessions are open to Adults and Juniors aged from 16 years who can windsurf with a parent/guardian. The Windsurfing Team do not Instruct Juniors under 16 years. Attendance of Juniors under 16 years with windsurfing experience will be considered at the discretion of a Senior Instructor and they must have a Windsurfing parent or guardian with them at all times and themselves be able to windsurf already. To discuss this further please email

Windsurf Training Welsh Harp Sailing Club