All Adult courses are taught to the RYA Start Sailing Scheme that caters for those over the age of 14. At Frensham we offer 3 Stages with Levels 1&2 for complete beginners, and Level 3 for those who have the basic skills and wish to develop these further while also gaining an introduction to racing. Levels 1&2 are aimed at those who have no experience and none is expected. You will need to be able to swim and whilst learning you may well get wet. After attaining Level 2 you will be able to sail unsupervised in light winds using one of Frensham's 'for hire' dinghies. Level 2 or equivalent experience (as judged by a Senior Instructor) should be considered as the entry criteria for the Level 3 course.
At Frensham Levels 1, 2 and 3 are taken in double-handed dinghies, using GP14s, a more traditional two sail dinghy which can also be rigged with a traditional spinnaker, and Laser Bahias, a more modern dinghy that also can be rigged with an asymmetric spinnaker.
Four and five day courses- 0900 – 1630. On the first morning checking in will start at 0845 and on the last afternoon, of the 4 and 5 day courses, there will be a ‘presentation ceremony’ at 1500 to which all are invited. See Course Schedule page for dates of these courses.