Adult Improver Training

Mon 01 Jun 2020
6 p.m.-8 p.m.

The 7 week improver course is for those who have completed the beginner RYA level 1 course or have basic dinghy sailing experience and can sail across the wind and tack already. If you're looking to improve your sailing skills. Instruction in this group will concentrate on skills needed to take part in club racing and on building confidence so sailors can enjoy “cruising” dinghy sailing in all areas of the harbour.

This 7 week course in a small intimate group is the perfect way to learn. During the 7 weeks we will cover improving your tacking, sailing on all points of sail, sail trim, the five essentials, leaving and returning to a beach/slipway, controlled gybing, sailing around a course. You will also learn about the Rules of the Road, weather and tides.

Improver sailing will take place Monday evenings and each course will run over and 7 week period. One of the weeks you will be expected to do a RIB assist duty with the group, this will enable you to continue to learn and develop through the Instructor who will be driving the RIB and you'll be able to watch the rest of the group sail to see the area's to work on.

The Training will start promptly at 6pm, so if you can be changed and ready to at 6pm to go afloat. You will finish at roughly 8pm.

The cost of the 7 week course is £85 which also covers the cost club boat hire. To make a booking please click on the links below of the dates of the course you wish to book onto.

If you would like anymore information please email;

Tides at Poole Harbour (m)

Mon 1 Jun Time Height
Low 00:50 1.14m
High 05:10 1.8m
Low 08:50 1.68m
High 09:10 1.69m
Low 13:10 0.82m
High 19:30 1.94m
Low 20:50 1.89m
High 22:10 1.93m
Not for use in protection of life or property
Day Starts Time Classes Ends
Sun 1 Mar 10:30 A,2,3,R,4 5 Apr
Sun 4 Oct 10:30 A,B,3,R,4 13Dec
Mon 6 Apr 18:20 (7,G,D),8,T 31Aug
Mon 7 Sep 18:00 R,1,A,2,3,4 28Sep
Tue 31Mar 18:15 R,1,A,2,3,4 8 Sep
Tue 15Sep 18:00 R 29Sep
Weds 1 Apr 18:00 Training 16Sep
Thurs 2 Apr 18:15 R,7,G,D,O,8 3 Sep
Thurs 2 Apr 18:00 Youth Races 3 Sep
Fri 24Apr 18:25 3,D,R 31May
Fri 1 May 18:25 Friendly Fridays 11Sep
Sat 4 Apr 14:00 7,(G,D),8,T 19May
Sat 12Sep 14:00 (7,G,D),8,T 17Oct
Sat 2Nov 31Oct 7,(G,D,8),T 12Dec
Class 1 Cruiser
Class 1A Cruiser
Class 1B Cruiser
Class 2 Cruiser
Class 3 Cruiser
Spare Cruiser Class (defined on Notice Board)
All Cruisers inc. R19s
YW Dayboat
Laser/Aero Handicap
Fast Handicap Dinghies
Slow Handicap Dinghies & Hobie Cats
Medium Handicap Dinghies
Joint E, F & 9
Asymmetric and Foiling Handicap Dinghies
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