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New To Sailing

Why Dinghy Sailing

Dinghy Sailing is one of the best ways to get away from it all, leaving the daily grind of a hectic work life behind whilst enjoying the excitement of being on the water. Relax with a much slower pace of life cruising the Solent, push yourself physically on a Skiff or socialise with friends the options are endless.

Start Dinghy Sailing

Getting out on the water for the first time is easy at Weston Sailing Club. If you want to venture out on the water, under sail, then look no further than the training section of our website to help you take your first steps afloat.

Dinghy (small boat & multihulls)

Dinghies provide an exciting and cost effective way of getting afloat to experience the thrills of sailing. You could take the family cruising, participate in high octane and fast performance sailing, race or just sail on your own for fun.

  • Challenging
  • Close to the Elements
  • Fun
  • Excitement
  • Family involvement

The great thing about dinghy sailing is that it provides one of the cheapest ways to get afloat. It is also the quickest and easiest way to learn to sail as dinghies are easy to rig, anyone can handle them and they are very responsive, providing limitless entertainment for everyone.

Dinghy Sailing Training for beginners

What's it about?

Dinghies are open boats which are suitable for day sailing in a variety of areas both inland and on the open sea. They are fun and exciting whilst bringing you closer to nature.

Learning to sail

Visit our Training section on this website.

Feva sail training

Pop down to Weston...

So pop down to Weston and chat to one of the Committee Members for more information. Ask yourself, or them, the following questions...

  • Will you be sailing on your own, as a couple or family?
  • What kind of boats do people sail at Weston, and what sort are good for my skill level?
  • What are my sailing aspirations (e.g. cruising, club racing, International Race Officer, etc)?
  • When do you I want to sail at Weston?
  • If you're interested in buying a Dinghy, what sort of budget you have?

Craft Hire - for Club Members

During scheduled club sailing (i.e. not 'Free Sailing'), club members and their guests can hire one of our club craft, the prices are as follows for members (guest rates are on the craft hire form):

Club Spec:

Premium Spec:

Please ensure you book in advance online via the Members Portal.

Once your booking is confirmed by the Club Administrator read and complete the 'club craft hire form', available here: Weston Day Sailing and Craft Hire Form v21st Nov 2023 (2 Page version).pdf

Bring the completed form with you and please make any payment BEFORE you rig the boat.

Last updated 14:57 on 12 January 2024

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