RYA Sailing Courses

RYA Sailing Courses


If you want to learn how to sail, the Tees Barrage International White Water Centre is the perfect venue for you and your family or friends.

We are based right on the water-side with excellent access to the River Tees.

Our Coaches are all highly qualified and have sailed extensively throughout the UK.  Our Coaches have a vast array of experience with several holding the Senior Instructor Award.

They are all extremely friendly, and they are always happy to talk sailing and offer their help, assistance and advise.

We have a vast fleet of sailing boats here at TBIWWC, helping us teach in a diverse range of craft. 

Our fleet consists of:

2x Laser Stratos               
8x Laser Picos                 

The minimum age for all the sailing courses we offer is 8 years old,and be confident around water.


RYA Youth Courses - Stages 1,2,3,4

TBIWWC offers sail training to young people under the RYA youth sailing scheme. Courses are run during the school holidays. Please contact our Centre Reception on 01642 678000 for further information.


RYA Adult Courses

Levels 1 & 2


Level 1

An introduction to the sport, covering the knowledge required to get afloat under supervision. You will be taught how to rig launch and recover the sailing dinghy as well as the basic techniques of controlling the boat. The two days will concentrate on getting out on the water and sailing.

Prerequisites: none.

Cost: £145.00 pp


Level 2

Gives you the foundation of the sport to become a competent sailor in light winds. On completion of this course the successful sailor will be safety conscious, have basic knowledge of sailing and be capable of sailing without an instructor on board in light winds. The RYA Level 2 is the recognised minimum standard for dinghy hire across the country.

Prerequisites: Level 1.

Cost: £185.00 pp