Dinghies for total beginners
A selection of boats designed to help sailors get on the water for the first time, or build their confidence by learning the core skills of Can This Boat Sail Better – Course made good, Trim, Balance, Sail setting, (Centre/Dagger) Board.
Bahia: A double-hander that’s quite happy with a crew of up to five, the Bahia is what you’ll likely step into on our Start Sailing course. These boats are large, comfortable, and stable, so they’re great for getting accustomed to the roles of helm and crew.
Pico: A charming little boat to step into for your first time sailing solo, the Pico is a great boat for kids. Being 3.50m long, with a hull weight of 70kg, smaller sailors can handle the Pico with ease. Get the feel of hiking out and racing before moving on to something a bit more challenging.
Hartley 10: A great entry-level single-hander for kids and small adults, with a wide, stable hull, and a high boom that makes tacks and gybes forgiving! It can be sailed by two people, and can also be reefed in a bigger breeze.
RS Feva: A great one for kids, this double-hander is perfect for beginners as it’s tame on the water, but gives little ones great racing once they’re comfortable with the boat. The Feva also has a spinnaker, giving an added element of interest to more comfortable sailors