Learn to sail on Loch Linnhe

The Club has been a recognised RYA teaching establishment, helping people to learn to sail for over twenty years.   We have a senior instructor ( a RYA Class Racing Coach ) as training principal, several dinghy instructors, powerboat instructors and a coach assessor – all volunteers.  The club has, as required by the RYA, a Health and Safety Policy and a Child Protection Policy.

RYA level 1 and 2 Dinghy Courses

We run at least one course every season for members, where you will work through the RYA level 1/2 Dinghy syllabus.  If you would like to see what sailing is about before taking the plunge, this SailABoat website is very helpful and informative. If you fancy having a go after watching, book onto one of our courses below, or contact membership@lochaber-yacht-club.co.uk if you have further questions about the courses.

2024 Course date ~ 6 spaces

  • Dinghy Course ~ Saturday and Sunday, 8th and 9th June, 2024.

Course Costs

The course itself costs £60 per person. To attend one of our courses you must become a member of the club. Your membership will run for 1 year from the start date of the course you attend (unless you start to sail earlier at Club sessions).  An example of membership fees are; Junior £60, Student £90, Adult £165 and Family £240, you will select the appropriate one when you complete the membership application form.  If you are a parent signing up more than one junior, please complete a form for each, unless you are also joining, then complete one form and select family.


To book onto either of the courses above, please complete our Membership Application form, be sure to mention on the form you wish to attend a learn to sail course and the date please. If you have any questions during the application process, please contact membership@lochaber-yacht-club.co.uk. Following your application, you will then be sent a link to pay for your course.

Please note:

Sailing is a weather dependant activity and there may be reason to adjust how your course is run, postpone it, or cancel it completely.  If your course is cancelled, we will do our best to run it on another date, if we are unable to do that or you cannot attend the new date, a refund of fees paid will be issued.

Power Boat Courses

We also run RYA “Safety Boat” and “Level 2 Power Boat” courses for club members.

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