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Stewartby Water Sports Club Sailing School is an RYA recognised training centre. Learn to sail with RYA qualified instructors who aim to deliver your course to the highest standards and make it an enjoyable and satisfying experience. The 200 acre Stewartby lake is one of the largest stretches of water in the area surrounded by the Marston Vale Forest Park.

The school offers both the adult scheme and the junior scheme. One to one tuition is also available, as is own boat tuition.This year we have also introduced Start Racing and Sailing With Spinnakers courses.

The school has a range of modern boats for tuition which are also available for your use during your first year of membership, if you join the club as a member! We can supply you with all the equipment you will need to start sailing. The club has great facilities with showers, changing rooms, wet classrooms, a galley (kitchen) is generally available during the summer months. We even have a bar should you feel like celebrating your new qualification!

In addition to sailing courses we offer RYA Powerboat courses as well.

Gift vouchers - Gift vouchers of all denominations are also available for all courses, to order please email

Our instructors are mostly club members, committed to passing on their enthusiasm and knowledge, ensuring that your time with us will be truly rewarding. As we are not a commercial centre, although we publish dates for certain courses to help planning, if you cannot find a suitable date please don't hesitate to call us or send an e mail and we will do our best to accommodate you.

If you would like to come to the club to meet some of the sailing school staff and have a look around the facilities you would be more than welcome.

Just contact Sailing School Chief Instructor Emma (07735 382450) or email

2020 Course Dates

Adult RYA Level 1

This year's RYA Level 1 courses will take place on:

13/14th June

4/5th July

26/27th September

Adult RYA Level 2

Our RYA Level 2 courses will run on the following dates:

2/3rd May

8/9th August

10/11th October

Adult RYA Level 3

5/6th September

2 Day adult courses will cost £160 for non-members and £135 for members.

We also run the following RYA courses, which are run on an on-demand basis:

- Start racing

-Sailing with spinnakers

- Seamanship skills

If you are interested in any of these courses please email

Junior RYA Courses

16/17th May - Stage 1

12/13th September - Stage 1 and Stage 2 courses

Junior courses will cost £130 for non-members and £110 for members.

You can book onto any of these by emailing or phoning Emma on 07735382450. Also if you have any questions or would like any more information please do get in touch.

RYA Level 2 Powerboat

Our RYA Level 2 powerboat courses will take place on the following dates:

14/15th March

28/29th March

7/8th November

The cost of the course will be £200 for non-members.

MEMBERS SPECIAL OFFER: Members can complete the course free of charge, in exchange for completing an additional 4 duties per year for two years.

RYA Level 3 Safety Boat

Our level 3 safety boat courses will take place on:

4th April

25th April

24th October

MEMBERS SPECIAL OFFER: Members can take the one day course for FREE if they already have their powerboat level 2 certificate, the one day version of this course will be cover how to complete rescue duties at Stewartby. Upon completing the one day members course, members can then chose to pay £75 to complete the second day of the course to gain their RYA level 3 safety boat certificate.

Non-members can book onto the two day RYA Level 3 safety boat course for £150, the second date will be confirmed based on demand and numbers.

For more information or to book please email or phone Emma on 07735382450

Member's direct Powerboat Level 2 assessments

Direct assessments for powerboat level 2 will take place on the 21st March 2020, additional dates may be added based upon demand. This course is aimed at anyone who drives a powerboat at Stewartby regularly but does not have a powerboat certificate. Members can take the direct assessment for free in order to gain their level 2 certificate.

Last updated 16:08 on 9 February 2020

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