Adult Sailing Courses

Adult Sailing 16 years +


Learn to sail or improve your sailing skills with our qualified and experienced instructors on RYA sailing courses at the Royal Varuna Yacht Club. The warm waters of the Gulf of Thailand is an ideal learning environment, whether you are taking your first steps afloat or want to develop your existing skills, we have a range of structured courses and a comprehensive selection of modern sailing dinghies to gain the best experience at the Royal Varuna Yacht Club.



This very enjoyable two day course teaches the essential boat handling skills to become confident at sailing independently in light winds, or as part of a crew in stronger winds. It follows the RYA Basic Skills syllabus to become familiar with all aspects of basic dinghy sailing; tacking, gybing, crewing a two-person dinghy and helming on all points of sail.




This course is the next step for those who have done some sailing but want to gain more confidence, experience and understanding in what they have learnt already. Over the two days students will build on existing skills such as improving tacking and gybing skills, launching, recovery, sailing to windward and some elements of seamanship. The RYA Level 2 is taught using a variety of single & double handed dinghies.




After learning the basics of sailing the next step is to develop complete boat handling skills, in addition to teamwork, seamanship and gaining confidence in stronger winds and tidal waters. During the two days, the instructor will cover a range of subjects including sailing to windward, improved tacking and gybing, boat set up, sail-setting and plenty of background knowledge. The course is structured based on the RYA Level 3 syllabus, and will also cover some aspects of the Seamanship Skills syllabus as outlined in G4, the RYA National Sailing Scheme. The course can be completed in either dinghies or catamarans.




Regular Saturday morning sessions for RVYC members allowing opportunities to practice and receive instructor tuition while having the comfort of safety cover on the water. 500 THB session cost, you just use your own boat or rent one of the RVYC’s RS Qubas, Lasers, RS Visions or the RS Venture. To join, participants must complete RYA Level 1 course or have equivalent experience.





1) Check course schedule
2) Complete an application form (electronic PDF) and send to [email protected] or deliver to RVYC front office
3) Receive course confirmation


Full course information please contact [email protected] or (66)0 38 250 116


To email us please use the contact form

Royal Varuna Yacht Club,

286 Moo 12 Phatumnak Rd., Nongprue, Banglamung Chonburi 20150 Thailand.

Tel.(66) 0-3825-0116
Fax (66) 0-3825-0115

Club Manager at
[email protected]

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