Learn to Sail weekends

29-30 June 2024
5-6 October 2024
Or arrange another date

If you want to learn to sail or think sailing might be your thing: a weekend is ideal. It is enough time to start to understand the basics, enjoy plenty of time on the water and increase your confidence as you explore the lake by sail.

We do both days from the same place and leave any adaptions set up so that day 2 is much more focused on sailing time. Typically a weekend plan is:

Day One:
Focused on familiarisation on the boat: the controls, the manoeuvres and making her go. We spend time going back and forth getting the hand of turns, holding a course and sail setting, Often lunch is on anchor

Day Two
This day is typically focused on a journey and the experience of taking a lovely little boat a good long way. Invariably this is north up the lake with islands to round, headlands and ferries to contend with. Often we also deploy our fourth sail the spinnaker.

For private bookings, there is a second option for those who are more focused on learning to sail where we spend the day building independence and knowledge. The day swops distance and travelling for knowledge and practice. We cover changing the sail size, mooring, docking, anchoring and rescues. This is the typical content of our dedicated learn-to-sail 3-day course.

Dates and Costs 

  • Book anytime or join a group

    29th - 30th June 2024

    5th and 6th Octobver 2024

  • Arrive 10am Fell Foot Active base near Newby bridge

  • Drive Away Each day 16:00

  • Non-residential - we have great suggestions for where to stay

  • Join a Group £197 per person

    Book a family  £599 based on 4 persons

    Book a group £635 based on 5 person

What is included?

  • All technical equipment

  • Royal Yachting Sailing Instructor

  • Launching and Landing fees

  • Waterproofs and Gloves

    Our lovely lunches

What do we actually do?

  • Fit safety gear 

  • Look at comfortable seating and adaptions

  • Silently (electric) motor off the dock into safe space

  • Hoist the sails and learn the ropes 

  • Hand over control 

  • Anchor up for lunch

    Travel to new areas with new challenges

  • Spend enough time to understand the basics of sailing 

Seapig day yacht general Accessibility Statement



  • Suitable for people with no vision

  • AR_V%20 %20Water%20Happy%20Guide%20Dogs%20Welcome

    We can accommodate water happy assistance dogs - please confirm before booking 


    Controls identified by tactile and bright colour markers



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  • Suitable for those able to self-manage without dedicated support or with a dedicated carer (who could drive between sites)

  • We will help with meals, reminding about medications etc 

  • Participants should be capable of understanding and acting appropriately  without constant supervision 



    Come with an adventure buddy



  • AR_M%20 %20Can%20Sit%20Unsupported%20on%20a%20Bench%203

    Regular transfers are required.  These are between a good quality, level, floating platform, transfer stool and boat. 

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    This trip is possible for an adventurous wheelchair user who can self-transfer and bum shuffle


    Fully accessible (changing place) toilet at the main base 

    We have supportive seating and heeling support straps for the boat

    The ballasted nature of the boat means the sailor can control the main controlls and steering from a single seated position. 



  • AR_A%20 %20Can%20Hear%20Instructions%20or%20Lip%20Read

    Suitable for people with most auditory impairments that do not require signing to communicate 

  • A BSL assistant instructor is occasionally available

  • We have radios and Tloop transmission units to aid hearing when separated in differing boats 



    Come with an adventure buddy



    Arrange an Anyone Can volunteer guide

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