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RYA Recogised Training Centre

The Lymington Town Sailing Club is a Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Training Centre offering dinghy sailing, powerboat and shore-based theory courses.


Our courses follow the RYA scheme for Dinghy Sailing and Power Boating. Coaching is provided by our experienced RYA qualified instructors who are familiar with the local sailing area. They have an enthusiastic but relaxed approach to their sport and a wealth of knowledge to impart.  


We offer a wide range of practical courses and tuition in dinghy sailing for all ages from 8 years upwards.  Our power boat courses start from the age of 12yrs.


Training takes place in the sheltered waters of Lymington River and creeks protected by the Lymington Marshes.

LTSC Pathway for RYA Dinghy Racing Courses

See the list of courses available

Adult Dinghy Courses

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The LTSC Dinghy Sailing courses take place in the club’s RS Vision and RS Quest sailing dinghies. 

Both boats allow the instructor to sail with the students, to provide close quarters help and support. The Club also use single handed dinghies, which allow more helm time.

RYA Start Sailing (Level 1)

The Start Sailing course is designed for those with little or no sailing experience. Learning to sail is through practical demonstrations and individual coaching. Our aim is to develop, skills enabling trainees to sail under supervision, around a triangular course in light winds.

RYA Better Sailing (Level 2)

Moving up to Level 2 is where the fun begins and you really start to be confident in your dinghy. Manoeuvres will be perfected, and you will develop your skills on all points of sailing. Extra skills are completed enabling you to be totally in control.

We also offer the more advanced courses.  Please enquire here.

Powerboat Courses


Lymington Town Sailing Club offer RYA Powerboat courses, leading to an RYA qualification & certificate through our in house RYA recognised training centre.

All courses follow the RYA syllabus and all coaching will be provided by our experienced RYA qualified instructors who are familiar with the local area and conditions. They have an enthusiastic relaxed approach to their sport and a wealth of knowledge to pass onto their students.

RYA courses are delivered on two consecutive days.

Price: Members £228.00 / Non-Members £285.00

Please email to enquire about course dates.

Shore Based Courses

Each year the Club regularly runs one day RYA VHF Marine radio (SRC) courses and RYA First Aid courses. Please email for dates of courses and enquiries.


In the winter months RYA Day Skipper and RYA Yacht Master theory courses (40 hours of tuition) are run, alternating each year between the two. Autumn 2023 and Spring 2024 will be RYA Day Skipper Theory. Please click here for more details about this course.

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Youth Sailing Courses


During the summer, we run a full set of courses under the RYA On Board programme. Click here for more details.

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