Caldecotte Xperience

Advanced Sailing Courses

We offer a great choice of advanced courses all of which are two days in duration. You can also join our adult sailing group on Friday mornings where you can practice all your skills with a friendly social group of both beginners and more experienced sailors.

Seamanship Skills:
Learn how to handle a boat in all circumstances and solve problems afloat.
You will be taught skills of launching and recovering the boat in different circumstances, stopping, reducing sail, recovering a man overboard and anchoring.

Sailing with Spinnakers:
Everything you need to know about sailing with conventional or asymmetric spinnaker can be learned on this course with our expert sailing instructors.
You will be taught how to rig the boat, how to sail the best possible course downwind, gybe and recover one type of spinnaker, either conventional or asymmetric.


Performance Sailing:
Having completed other courses and having at least one full season you can progress to performance sailing.  This course will improve your boat handling and confidence in performance dinghies, primarily in two person boats with spinnakers, so you are able to sail faster and more efficiently in all conditions.

Start Racing:
Learn the fundamentals of getting off the start line and round the course.You will be taught all the skills required to start club racing, including how to maximise boat speed and outwit your opponents. At the end of the course you will be able to take part in club racing in good conditions.


Working with young people with additional needs

We have some of the best additional needs facilities in the region and are the only local provider with adapted equipment and trained staff who can support young people with disabilities to fully participate in outdoor adventure learning and residential stays. We strive to ensure that the widest range of activities and programmes are available and accessible, even for young people with the most complex needs.