All these sessions are designed to get you the extra skills and experience you could need. All courses are run on demand. If you would like to take part, simply call the number on the right of the page. 

British Canoeing Beginner Paddlesport Improver

Just passed your British Canoeing Paddlesport but feel you could do with a bit more Instructor time on the water? This one day course is the ideal solution. 

  • Forward paddling 100m
  • Steering and controlling your craft
  • Return to the bank and get out
  • Rescue Skills
  • Safety and Leaderships
  • General paddling theory

British Canoeing Intermediate Paddlesport Improver

Passed your British Canoeing Intermediate Paddlesport Award but feel you could do with a bit more instructor time on the water? This one day course is the ideal solution. Covering

  • Efficient forward paddling
  • Manoeuvering in confined spaces
  • Moving sideways
  • Steering and Turning
  • Securing
  • Rescue Skills including capsize , swim and self rescue
  • How to rescue another capsized paddler
  • Risk Management and First Aid
  • Planning and Environment

Rolling Course

This is an ideal follow on course for anyone who has just passed their British Canoeing Intermediate Paddleboarding Award and wants to progress and improve their confidence in kayaking. 

By the end of the day you should be able to roll with minimum assistance or completely on your own and have a better understanding of how you can use your paddle to support and help the rolling experience.

Introduction to Sailing

Picture this…hauling up the mainsail with the wind on your face as you take in the stunning views of the Jurassic Coast at the helm of your own sailing boat. Sounds good right?

Our Introduction to Sailing course takes you on a sailing journey around Poole Harbour where your fully trained instructor will guide you through the sailing basics step by step. Perfect for complete beginners, it includes all you need to know to get out on the water in a safe manner.

  • How to launch
  • Steer the boat easily over the waves.
  • Sailing in different directions
  • An awareness of recovery

RYA Day Sailing - Intermediate

Want to impress your friends with a confident cruise out on your vessel? Perhaps a picnic on a secluded bay or a glass of bubbly onboard? 

Well, we can’t help you with your catering but we can teach you everything you need to know about delivering a day cruise.

  • Preparing and planning for a day cruise
  • Pilotage and decision making 
  • Dealing with adverse conditions.

RYA Start Racing

On your marks, get set….adrenaline rush! Get yours with our RYA Start Racing Course. 

Setting sail from our base in stunning Poole Harbour, you’ll cover everything from how to get off the starting line to tips on how to outwit your competition!

  • The fundamentals of a good start
  • Getting around the course
  • Starting club racing
  • Maximising your speed
  • How to outwit your opponent
  • Accepting awards graciously (only joking!)

RYA Performance Sailing

Time for a tune-up and to put on a performance! The RYA Performance Sailing Course assumes you have a lot of sailing experience and greater technical knowledge than the Level 3 dinghy sailing certificate as it’s all about graduating to performance vessels.

We’ll take your skills, and fine tune them, in beautiful Poole Harbour, using high-performance boats such as the Topper Buzz. Afterwards you’ll be super confident in sailing at different speeds in all kinds of conditions.

  • Various rig and sail controls
  • Introduction to trapezing
  • Getting the most out of your boat both up-and-downwind.

RYA Sailing With Spinnakers

This short course covers everything you need to know about sailing with conventional or asymmetric spinnakers. It’s a great way to challenge yourself and develop advanced skills. 

  • How to rig the boat
  • Gybe and recover one type of spinnaker
  • Conventional or asymmetric spinnakers
  • How to sail the best possible course downwind

One to One Sailing Days - Private Tuition

If you have an issue you just can’t get on top of, then let us take the strain and tailor a bespoke coaching day to help address it.

Our one to one coaching sessions give you expert tuition that can cover anything you choose. We can tailor a day to suit you, ensuring that you have the highest level of attention and instructor focus. 

These sessions are led at your pace and are suitable for all abilities, beginners to advanced.

Introduction to Sea Kayaking  

If you want a fun and exhilarating experience - Sea Kayaking could be the answer. 

Our Introduction To Sea kayaking course is ideally suited to beginners who want to learn the key kayaking skills that will allow them to safely go on longer or more adventurous trips. You will be trained and supported by our experienced instructors throughout the course.

  • Fundamental sea kayak skills
  • Basic equipment you will need
  • Trip planning
  • Weather and safety 
  • Expeditionary skills.

Telephone Number

  • 01202 772436
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