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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,  on 1st & 8th June 2019.


 If  you are interested, please  contact us or go to Online Booking.

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

RYA Training Centre 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, 1st & 8th June 2019

Please  contact us  if  you are interested.  Or book online

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,.  We have Power Boat L2 on 23rd & 30th November 2019,  

and Safety Boat on 3rd & 10th August 2019.   Book online,  or 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.


Currently we are unable to offer windsurfing courses, but we hope to do so again soon..


  Contact us for information about windsurfing opportunities.

Windsurf at SVSC

I'm looking for something else...

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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,  and Power Boating .  


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,  14th & 21st September. 2019

Please contact us  if  you are interested or go to Online Booking

If you are interested in taking up sailing and want to join the club,  WHY 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.

Please contact us.  We are not allowed to offer other training, but we will always try to put you in touch with an RYA centre which can offer the training you want.