Adult Activity Courses

"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream"

C.S.Lewis

Grafham Water Centre has been running for over 50 years with an excellent reputation for our friendliness and professionalism. We have a fantastic range of both water sports and activity training courses available, all of which are listed on this website.

Whether you are a complete novice or would like to achieve instructor qualifications, we can provide the course for you.

Take a look at our RYA Flow Chart for further information on how to progress through the RYA Sailing Scheme, or if you need further information please visit the RYA Website at www.rya.org.uk

 

RYA Flow Chart.pdf

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+RYA Start Windsurfing

You will learn about personal preparation, balancing the board and turning through the wind, with plenty of practical time on the water. Back up sessions on safety, equipment and sailing theory will ensure you get the most from your two day course. Please bring your own packed lunch both days. Tea and coffee will be provided This course can also be run as personal tuition, please contact us for more information. Timings, 9am to 5pm both days

  Date Duration Price
Sat 2nd Oct 2021 to Sun 3rd Oct 2021 2 Days £195.00

+RYA Powerboat Level 2

This two day course will provide you with all your essential boat handling skills. You will cover launching and recovery, boat handling, boat maintenance and emergency procedures following the RYA syllabus. Suitable for people aged 16 and above. You can also complete your RYA ICC CEVNI qualification as part of this course for an extra fee of £45, To complete this, please bring with you a passport photo, a copy of your passport and payment made payable to the RYA. Alternatively the RYA membership for the year is also £45, and the ICC would then be free as this is included as membership benefit. This is recognized qualification for inland waterways. www.rya.org.uk Please bring your own packed lunch both days, tea and coffee provided

  Date Duration Price
Sat 23rd Oct 2021 to Sun 24th Oct 2021 2 Full days 280.00

+Paddlesports Introduction

Never tried canoeing or kayaking before? Our taster sessions will help you master the basics and get you out on the water. The Start Award is exactly what it says on the tin, it’s a place to start your paddling journey. If you’re brand new to the sport and really want to learn the basics to get started, then this is the award for you. You’ll cover everything from getting in and out of the boat, what you need to wear and paddling forward. We will be running half day paddle tasters in kayaks, canoes and SUPs, where you will get recognition in the form of an E certificate after completion. Taster sessions are designed for people aged 15 years and older.

  Date Duration Price
Sat 4th Sep 2021 Half day PM 42.00 Per Person

+Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP)

Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) is a new sport which is growing from strength to strength and is becomming extremely popular which is why we've given you more opportunities to try this sport at Grafham Water Centre this year!. It is great fun and is good for improving your fitness and agility. Sessions run in the afternoon and are suitable for adults over the age of 18.

  Date Duration Price
Sun 5th Sep 2021 Half day AM 42.00 per person
Sun 5th Sep 2021 Half day PM 42.00 per person
Sat 18th Sep 2021 Half day AM 42.00 per person
Sat 18th Sep 2021 Half day PM 42.00 per person

+Beginners Climbing Course (Adults)

This beginners climbing course is for those who are keen to learn the basics of indoor climbing and develop the necessary competence to enable them to join Grafham Climbing Club. The course includes 8 hours of instruction over 4 consecutive weeks from 19:00 - 21:00 and will cover all the fundamental skills required to climb in an indoor environment.

  Date Duration Price
Tue 7th Sep 2021, Tue 14th Sep 2021, Tue 21st Sep 2021 and Tue 28th Sep 2021 4 x 2 hour sessions 78.00 Per Person
Mon 18th Oct 2021, Mon 25th Oct 2021, Mon 1st Nov 2021 and Mon 8th Nov 2021 4 x 2 hour sessions 78.00 per person

+RYA Better Sailing Level 3

On completion, the successful sailor will be safety conscious and capable of sailing without an instructor on board in light to moderate conditions. This improver course seeks to bridge the gap between RYA Basic Skills (Level 2) and the five Advanced Modules by offering an introduction to the different modules, allowing sailors to select their preferred route within the sport.

This course can be run through personal tuition. Please contact us for more information.

+RYA Seamanship Skills

On successful completion of this course you will be capable of manoeuvring a dinghy in a seamanlike manner and making seamanship decisions in moderate conditions.  It will be assumed that when starting the course you have already mastered the practical skills and absorbed the background knowledge required for the previous levels.

This course can be run through Personal Tuition, please contact us for more information.

+RYA Sailing with Spinnakers

On successful completion of this course you will understand how to sail a dinghy rigged with an asymmetric or symmetric spinnaker. It is assumed when starting this course you have already mastered the practical skills and absorbed the background knowledge required for previous levels.

This course can be run through Personal Tuition, please contact us for more information.

+RYA International Certificate of Competence (ICC) Cevni Test (16+)

The Powerboat Level 2 Course can be used as a practical session for this test, recognised for inland waterways. Please mention when booking your Level 2 Course that you wish to complete the CEVNI test and ask about recommended reading. After sucessful completion, an additional fee is payable to the RYA (this is free for RYA Members). Please contact us for more details.

£28

Testimonials

"Beyond expectations, a great experience"

Mark Butler - 3-4 August 2013

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