As a Royal Yachting Association (RYA) recognised training centre, Royal Torbay Yacht Club is fully equiped to offer junior dinghy training for both beginners and improvers. Our friendly, fully qualified instructors are passionate about sailing and have a wealth of experience teaching both adults and juniors at all levels. The safety of all participants is our top priority and all our instructors are DBS checked, first aid qualified with a wealth of experience on the water.

Our aim is to ensure a fun, exciting time that is tailored to each individuals’ requirements and that encourages learning at a pace to suit each student’s ability and confidence.

With dinghies available to hire from as little as £5 a session we aim to provide access to the water for all.

Show your stuff!

Once you’ve learned the basics, you can start competitive sailing with the rest of the juniors. The juniors meet on Saturday mornings – it’s a big group with lots of fun times and something for everyone.

Dream big!

Join in with the excitement and the thrill of racing. Our RYA training is part of the Olympic Pathway – from regionals to nationals and on to world championships!

Our courses are conducted in the superb sailing waters of Torbay.  The Royal Torbay Yacht Club features newly refurbished training room and both boys and girls changing rooms.  Drinks and snacks are available at club events.

We have a variety of teaching boats that are all maintained to a high standard and suit all ages of student including RS Quests, RS Fevas, RS Qubas and RS Teras. All available to hire once you have gained a little experience.

If you want to try sailing out or wish to improve a specific technique we can offer shorter, tailored sessions. Contact us to discuss your specific requirements.