A step up from dinghies, keelboats have a spacious cockpit and fixed keels giving them extra stability. Whether you’ve never sailed before or want a quick refresher course we’ve got what you need.

Please have a look at the course details below for more information and available dates. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us on 0131 319 1820 or email bookings@portedgarwatersports.com. To make a booking directly through our website CLICK HERE

Keelboat Taster Session

A Keelboat Taster session is just that; a little taste of sailing. You’ll get a fun, hands on, introduction to keelboat sailing and by the end you’ll be keen to find out more!

Sessions are available 10.00-12.00 and 14.00-16.00

2017 Dates: 8 April, 22 April, 20 May, 3 June, 17 June, 15 July, 5 August, 26 August, Monday 28 August, 2 September, 30 September, 14 October, 28 October

Other date’s may be available on request, please call to discuss.
Cost: £39 adult. Book 3 adults on one session and get a 4th space free.

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RYA Keelboat Start Sailing – Level 1

This is a 2-day course

Pre-requisites: none

This is a 2-day course. The RYA Level 1 is also included in our 5-day RYA Level 2 course.

This course is a gentle introduction to keelboat sailing, where you will learn how to rig a keelboat and the basics to get afloat for the first time. At the end, you’ll be able to sail in light winds under supervision.

2017 Dates:  18-19 March, 25-26 March, 15-16 April, 29-30 April, 13-14 May, 27-28 May, 10-11 June, 24-25 June, 8-9 July, 22-23 July, 19-20 August, 9-10 September, 23-24 September, 7-8 October, 21-22 October, 11-12 November, 25-26 November, 9-10 December
Cost: £169

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RYA Keelboat Basic Skills – Level 2

This course is available over 2 days, or combined with the RYA Level 1 over 5 days.

Pre-requisites: none for the 5-day course; for the 2-day course you will need to hold your RYA Keelboat Level 1

Learning to sail in keelboats is hugely enjoyable and has become an increasingly popular sport. We will take you through all the basic skills to become a competent sailor (in moderate conditions).

2017 Dates:  18-19 March, 25-26 March, 15-16 April, 29-30 April, 13-14 May, 27-28 May, 10-11 June, 24-25 June, 8-9 July, 22-23 July, 19-20 August, 9-10 September, 23-24 September, 7-8 October, 21-22 October, 11-12 November, 25-26 November, 9-10 December

Cost: £169 2-day
Cost: £299 5-day   – 2017 Dates 5-9 June

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RYA Keeboat Better Sailing - Level 3

This is a 2-day course.

Pre-requisites: RYA Keelboat Basic Skills – Level 2 or equivalent experience.

This course is designed to bridge the gap between Basic Skills and the Advanced Modules, giving you the opportunity to practice techniques introduced at earlier levels and for competent dinghy sailors who want a change of direction. With a flexible syllabus this course is the perfect opportunity to shape the time around exactly what you want to develop on.

2017 Dates:- 18-19 March, 29-30 April, 8-9 July, 19-20 August, 7-8 October
Cost: £169

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Dinghy sailing to keelboat conversion: Already hold a Dinghy Level 2 certificate or have equivalent experience? You could be eligible to enter the Keelboat scheme at the Better Sailing (Level 3) stage. For further information about the Better Sailing courses please see above or give us a call on 0131 319 1820.