Sailing Courses

RYA Sailing Scheme

The Royal Yachting Association or RYA has a well structured pathway to work though to help you develop your sailing skills from a young age right up to offshore racing, Olympics, and beyond. Loch Insh is the perfect location to learn beginner to intermediate sailing because the Loch gets a clean wind. It is a large Loch but not so large that you're too far from the shore.

Sailing is an immensely rewarding activity with massively diverse directions you can take to enjoy all over the world.

Minimum Age: 7 years
Maximum places 12 (6:1 Ratio)
Minimum Number 2
whats provided All your sailing gear
Wetsuits & booties
Waterproofs & Buoyancy aids
Hot Showers
What to bring Warm clothes you don't mind getting wet
change of clothes & towel

2 - 5 day courses

Whether you're looking for the thrills of a Dart 16, or the challenge of mastering the water, there really is something for everyone.
Weather permitting, children will be taught in an Optimist dinghy on their own or with a friend.
There is a lot to learn in a sailing boat so before you can take one out yourself you are required to have attended a course to get your RYA level 1 minimum.
Corses are split into Adult and Kids to pitch the tuition at the perfect level for all.
The four day course brings you up to Level 2 which is recognised internationally as the certificate required for hiring boats anywhere in the world.


Over the last 43 years Loch Insh has been teaching and improving every aspect of learning the wide range of activities on offer.
We have been lucky enough over the years to have had some truly inspiring people working for us and leaving there mark on the high standard of instruction we now expect from all our staff.
Safety is paramount and we have strict in house training which conforms to all relevant National Governing Body's guidelines.
Beyond that we know the importance of allowing instructors to express themselves when teaching to give a more personal and more enthusiastic approach to their lesson.
Our two day course will get you an RYA level 1 certificate and give you the confidence to practice a little more yourself.

One to one

Private Lessons

Weather your in need of a refresher lesson or are stuck on a particular manoeuvre, a private lesson is a great way to get a quick bit of input to fix your sailing and find out what you need to take it further.

Give us a call at the beach and we'll get you booked in

01540 651 294

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Need some gear?


Our Shop stocks wetsuits, booties, gloves and hats everything you need to keep you comfortable on the water,
also check out our second hand kit sales if you feel like an buying a dinghy

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