Dinghy Sailing Lessons

Beginners to Advanced, Youth, Family & Adult Dinghy Sailing Lessons

Sailing Academy Theewater

dinghy sailing lessons

Sailing Academy Theewater

We hold our dinghy sailing lessons at the family friendly Theewater Sports Club, where we have a training room and bunk house at our disposal on the shore of the Theewaterskloof Dam.  The Academy provides safety boats, life jackets, sailing dinghies, Instructors, accommodation in two rooms with double bunks.

Our focus is on safety and having fun, both on and off the water.  We teach on our fleet of modern Topper Topaz Race X dinghies, which allows us to get most of our students sailing the boat without assistance in light to moderate breeze by the end of the weekend, but can also provide the thrill of powering along with three sails up for the more advanced sailors.

We are both World Sailing and South African Sailing accredited as are all of our Instructors and we adhere to the various safety regulations imposed upon us by these bodies, we are also COVID 19 compliant.

Learn to Sail a Dinghy

dinghy sailing lessons
Accreditation

World Sailing recognized SA Sailing accredited training

dinghy sailing lessons
Certification

4 SA Sailing certificates of competence

dinghy sailing lessons
Duration

36 hrs (3 X 12 hr) weekends of fun, theory & practical sailing

Overnight

Overnight accommodation in our bunk house or camping (bring tent) included

Catering

Self cater (fridge, microwave, kettle available) or support the Club restaurant

Group

15% discount on the third and subsequent booking

1 Weekend

1350R
/Person

2 Weekends

2565R
/Person

3 Weekends

3645R
/Person

Private Dinghy Lessons

Accreditation

World Sailing recognized SA Sailing accredited training

Certification

4 SA Sailing certificates of competence

Duration

A day of fun, theory & practicle sailing

Catering

Self cater (fridge, microwave, kettle available)

Overnight

Overnight accommodation in our bunk house or camping (bring tent) included

1 Day

2450R

/Boat

2 Days

4250R

/Boat

3 Days

5950R

/Boat

Good to Know

Frequently Asked Sailing Questions

We have compiled a list of the most frequently asked sailing questions below.  If you have a question that is not suitably answered below, please contact us.

What Do I Need to Bring to My Sailing Lesson

A wetsuit or water/wind proof jacket, a change of clothes apropriate to the time of year & weather conditions and something warm for the evenings.  If you're overnighting you'll need a sleepingbag & pillow.

What Is the Minimum Age for Sailing Courses?

It is more about maturity than age.  On our Youth weekends, as a guide we accept kids from 9 years old, while on our Family weekend there is no minimum age age children are under their parents or siblings care.

Do You Have to Know How to Swim?

Yes it is important that you are able to stay afloat.  We will insist that you wear a life jacket regardless of how well you swim.

Can I Rent the Equipment After the Weekend?

Once you have atained a certain sailing ability, we would be happy to rent out our equipment when we are not using it.

What Payment Do You Accept?

While we accept cash, EFT and card payments, we prefer EFT.

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