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ADULT Courses

We are one of the leading RYA sailing schools in the UK, specialising in RYA Sailing courses, RYA Windsurfing courses, RYA Keelboat courses, RYA Instructor Training and RYA Powerboat courses. We have been helping people who want to learn to sail for over 50 years by providing a full range of sailing courses and lessons. Our sailing courses are run on a friendly yet professional basis with experienced instructors who will make your sailing lessons both fun and memorable. QMSC provides opportunities to continue sailing with a range of membership options for, with or with out your own sailing kit, with racing, clubs and activities to enjoy. 

  • Early Booking Save 10% - Booking three months in advance
  • Group Booking Save 10% - Booking two or more courses
  • Standard Members Save 20% - Maximum saving when booking is 20%
  • Adult Sailing/Windsurfing Courses are included in the full QM Select Membership.

We also run women's sailing courses: Learn with a group of like-minded women.

If you're considering if a keelboat or a dinghy is the right option for you, then see our comparison list below...  

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The QM team

Adult Lgroup

Group Sail Coaching

If you're looking for instructor support to take your Level 2 skills up a notch or brush off the cobwebs, then this is for you. Expect a mix of abilities and focuses during the session. This booking does include the hire of club boats. Boats available include RS Quba and Pico. If you wish to use a laser please book onto intermediate group coaching or laser training (in winter).



ILCA Intro

A coaching session for the intermediate sailor who wants to hone specific skills or be introduced to an ILCA.  Aimed at those who have sailed quite a lot after Level 2, and would like to move into an ILCA or only have very basic experience in them. Come to the session with an idea of elements of sailing you would like to cover and the instructor will look to bring your ideas together for a common theme for everyone to work on. 


Adult Wclinic

Group Windsurf Coaching

If you're looking for instructor support to take your Start Windsurfing Skills up a notch, or brush off the cobwebs, then this is for you.

This is not a session designed for upper intermediate or advanced windsurfers


Adult W4

RYA Intermediate Non-Planing Windsurfing

1 day course from 09:30 - 17:00. Learn the RYA Fastfwd Formula and focus on stance, control, tacking, harnessing and kit set up. This course follows the RYA Intermediate Non-planing syllabus.


Learn to sail

RYA Level 1: Start Sailing

RYA Level 1 - Start Sailing course. No experience required and all sailing kit is provided. This is a two day adult course at weekends from 0930 to 1700 and the ideal introduction to the exciting sport of dinghy sailing.

Learn a range of practical skills and knowledge


Adult L4

RYA Level 2: Basic Skills

* 2 day weekend course from 0930 to 1700

* Develop skills and confidence to sail independently (minimum recognised qualification for hiring dinghies)

* Focus on the Five Essentials to improve sailing techniques in dinghies


Adult Race

RYA Start Racing

2 full days from 0930 to 1700

An enjoyable introduction to club racing

Boats used are typically Lasers

Focus on boat handling, starts, mark rounding, racing rules, tactics and tuning.


Learn to Windsurf

RYA Start Windsurfing

An introduction to windsurfing for complete beginners, covering everything you need to know to get afloat. This two day adult course from 0930 to 1600 develops the skills and confidence to windsurf independently

Start Windsurfing is the minimum recognised qualification for Select Windsurfing membership and for hiring windsurf kit at QM.

On this course you will learn a range of practical skills on the way to becoming a confident windsurfer!