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Taking your first trip afloat is easier than you may think! Within the space of 1weekend you can complete an RYA Start Sailing Course at SVSC.   During this course you will learn how to keep safe afloat, the basic principles of sailing and by the end of the weekend, you'll be taking your first solo sail.  This course is aimed at those 16 and above - there is no upper age limit!    Already done Level 1?  Please contact us if you would like further development.


Our Level  1 course runs over two days,

 Please  contact us  if  you are interested.

Learn to Sail at SVSC (RYA Adult Level 1 /2)

RYA Training at Sandwell Valley  

We welcome all children interested in learning how to sailing onto our Youth Courses from the age of 8 upwards.   Run simultaniously along side the adult learn to sail courses, our youth courses make use of our small, single handed boats. By the end of the 2 days, your child will be confident afloat and have the skill set to be able to take one of our small boats out in light to medium conditions. Already done Stage 2? Enquire aboutr Stage 3 courses.


Our Youth course runs over two days,

Please  contact us  if  you are interested.

Learn to Sail at SVSC (RYA Youth Stage 1 &2)

We offer Powerboat Level 1, Level 2 and Safety Boat courses at Sandwell Valley primiarly for club members wanting to drive our safety boats.

We are also able to offer this training to other non members looking to obtain this award for use elsewhere, ie as part of becoming a Dinghy Instructor etc.


These courses are run to demand, so please contact us for details.

Power Boat Training at SVSC

Although we are a Dinghy Sailing Club, we also have access to a range of beginner windsurfing kit through a local agreement with the Dudley Sea Cadets. In 2018 we are pleased to offer both a Youth and Adult learn to windsurf course. Please click links below to reserve your place today.

These are probably going to take place on a consecutive Saturday and Sunday - ask the trainers.


An Adult Start Windsurfing Course is planned for Saturday 22nd September 2018

 Click here to register.   Or contact us for further details or other options.

Learn to Windsurf at SVSC

We can help!


Above is just a highlight of our most popular training courses. We can offer Instructor Training or Bespoke tailor made coaching packages upon request.


If there is something you are particularly interested in learning, progressing with, or would like further coaching on, please dont hestiate to contact us today!

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The RYA Registered Training Centre run by the Principal, Gordon Howard, offers a range of courses at Swan Pool;  

Dinghy Sailing,  Power Boating and  Windsurfing.  


See details below.  Where no specific date is advertised, please email your interest, as further courses may be run in response to demand.  

Where we do not have a course available, we may be able to suggest alternative RYA Training Centres.

RYA Seamanship Skills

This is course for people of RYA Level 3 standard, with regular sailing experience for at least a year, who wish to develop their skills and understanding to sail in more difficult conditions and situations.

This is the RYA syllabus.    

If you've started sailing, level 2 teaches the basic knowledge and skills to sail safely in light to medium winds on sheltered waters like Sandwell valley.  With level 2 you can take boats out unsupervised and take part in club sailing and racing activities.


Our Level  2 course runs over two days,

Please contact us  if  you are interested.

If you are interested in taking up sailing and want to join the club,  DON'T WAIT !


Get in touch and find out how you can get on the water asap.  


You could be out sailing with a qualified helm, even before you have any formal training. 

You can eventually  become a full helming member without any RYA certificates.