MPYC runs two annual adult learn to sail programmes courtesy of a great group of volunteers from our senior membership.
The courses for the 2023/2024 season are now all underway. Expressions of interest for courses over the 2024/2025 season (starting August 2024) will be gathered in due course.
Our course consists of two days on a trailer yacht followed by a day onshore doing theory then six days on the water tuition on a Laser dinghy, nine days in total.
The aim of our course is to give you the skills to sail a dinghy from A to B in any direction with confidence. The course is mostly practical; we’ve minimized the theory beyond what is needed to teach you to handle the boat.
For the six days tuition on the water, we use a dinghy commonly known as a LASER fitted with a small sail. To be able to handle this dinghy you will need a reasonable level of fitness and agility as the dinghy will capsize occasionally and you will have to be able to right the boat and pull yourself back in to the cockpit. This is like the effort required to pull yourself out of a deep swimming pool without the using a ladder.