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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)
  • All our Adult Courses are free if you join our QM Select Membership.

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

If you have any issues, please get in contact by email to

The QM team


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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).



Laser Coaching

A coaching session for the intermediate sailor who wants to hone specific skills.  Aimed at those who have sailed quite a lot after Level 2, hopefully regularly and may have joined in some club racing or social sailing activity. 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. Lasers will be used for this session.


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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 Windsurfing

1 day weekend course from 1000 to 1700

Learn the RYA Fastfwd Formula and work towards planing.

Non-planing candidates focus on stance, control, tacking, harnessing and kit set up. Planing candidates also focus on footstraps and blasting control


Adult L1

RYA Level 1: Start Sailing

2 day course at weekends from 0930 to 1700

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


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.


Adult W1

RYA Start Windsurfing

2 day course from 0930 to 1430

Develop the skills and confidence to windsurf independently (minimum recognised qualification for hiring windsurf kit)

Learn a range of practical skills on the way to becoming a confident windsurfer