If you want to find out what sailing is all about then the perfect way is to arrange to come along to the club and go out on the water with one of our club members for a Taster Session (which normally lasts for about 1½ hours) for which there is a charge of £15.

We run taster sessions from time to time depending on the interest shown and also when there is a suitable ‘slot’ in our club’s other activities.  Normally we arrange for these taster sessions to be held on either Sunday mornings or, during the summer months, Friday evenings.  If you are contacting us about having a taster session then letting us know your most suitable dates would greatly assist us.

If you would like to arrange to come for a Taster Session before the start of next training course (which starts on Friday 22nd June) please e-mail your contact details (ideally including your mobile phone number) off to us at training@hlsc.org.uk.

Following on from having had a Taster Session you can then come on one of our Start Sailing courses. With our club members on hand to get you up and sailing, you’re sure to have a great time and, by the end of these sessions, you will have had a go at helming, crewing, sailing upwind and sailing downwind.

Most of our club members got themselves ‘stuck into the sport’ by their own self-motivation and hence by learning by their own mistakes.  However, following your Taster Session, if you feel the need to follow it up with some formal training sessions then we can arrange for you to go on an RYA Start Sailing course (Level 1).  The first of our two Start Sailing courses is already underway and the second course is scheduled for four successive Friday evenings starting on 22nd June.

We can provide you with much more information about how to get going with dinghy sailing when you come along for your Taster Session.

Please go to either our Adult Beginners or Junior Beginners page of the website for more details.