Sailing and Boating Courses
Ancrum Outdoor Centre is an RYA ( Royal Yachting Association) Recognised Centre. We operate out of Grassy Beach Sailing Centre at Dundee Sailing Clubs facility. We run a wide number of National Sailing and Powerboating Courses for youths and adults from absolute beginners to enhanced training courses for those with experience. Our highly qualified instructors will help you achieve your fullest potential in the world of sailing and boating.
Safety Boat Course (Age 16+)
This two-day course provides the skills required when acting as an escort craft, safety boat or coach boat for a fleet of dinghies, windsurfers or canoes, or for racing or training activities. It includes rescue techniques and elements of race management and mark laying. View more information about the course here.
Course Dates: Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd April 2017
RYA Level 1 - Start Sailing (Age 16+)
Our Instructors will introduce you to the fun sport of sailing using a mix of dinghies from 2-3 persons/boat with an instructor to going solo. You will be in close proximity to the beach and the Sailing Centre with safety cover at all times. You will need to wear a wetsuit, wetsuit boots, spray top and a buoyancy aid, all of which is provided for you. View more information about the course here.
Course Dates: Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th May 2017
RYA Level 2 - Basic Sailing (Age 16+)
This is the perfect course if you have done your Start Sailing (Level 1), or have the equivalent level of ability, and ready to take your skills further. You will continue to refine your sailing with as much time as possible afloat in a variety of dinghies. You will become independently responsible of the full process of getting on the sea and for making good decisions once afloat. View more information about the course here.
Course Dates: Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st May 2017
Youth Sailing Stage 1 (Age 8-15 years)
Learn the basics to becoming a salty old sea dog with our fun and friendly instructors. This 2 day course is aimed at children with little or no experience of sailing who want to get confident in a boat in a safe but fun atmosphere. You will learn the basics of how to sail and assist with rigging a boat, whilst getting some experience in handling and steering the boat. View more information about the course here.
Course Dates: Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th June 2017
Youth Sailing Stage 2 (Age 8-15 years)
This course gives you the chance to really get to grips with the sport. Our instructors will help develop your skills so you’ll be a safe and competent sailor in no time. By the end of the course you’ll be sailing independently (in good conditions). View more information about the course here.
Course Dates: Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th June 2017