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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,

Click here to book online      or contact us .

This course is now full, but please contact us and let us know of your interest.  Further training may be arranged to meet demand.

Learn to Sail at SVSC (RYA Adult Level 1)

Training at Sandwell Valley Sailing Club

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,

Click here to book online        or contact us.

Learn to Sail at SVSC (RYA Youth Stage 1)

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. This year we are pleased to offer both a Youth and Adult learn to windsurf course. Please click links below to reserve your place today.

(July youth course is cancelled.  Enquire about youth places on the September adult course.)

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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We run a range of courses at SVSC;  Dinghy Sailing, Power Boating and Windsurfing.  See details below.


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 done your own training.

RYA Seamanship Skills


This is an improvers course for people of RYA Level 2 standard, with regular sailing experience for about a year or more, who wish to develop their skills and understanding to sail in more difficult conditions and situations.

This is the RYA syllabus.


Our course is taking place on Saturdays 20th & 27th January  - Book here.