Grangewaters outdoor education centre

Sailing courses

As a training centre for sailing, Grangewaters is recognised by the RYA – Royal Yachting Association. It's the perfect environment to learn to sail with our expert RYA instructors.

By learning with us, you can complete an internationally-recognised course and gain RYA qualifications, giving you the independence and confidence to enjoy this exciting sport.

We offer:

  • Stage 1, Stage 2 and Stage 3 courses are for children aged 8 years-old and older
  • Level 1 and Level 2 courses are for adults and young people aged 14 years-old and older
  • OnBoard courses are for children, young people and adults who have special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)

Courses cost £135 per child and £175 per adult. Ask about 'plus one' prices to accompany a learner who has SEND.

Our coronavirus (COVID-19) safety page has information on extra safety arrangements.

Sailing programme

Dates of future courses will be published here. Contact us if you'd like us to let you know when courses are available.

Book your place

All bookings must be made in advance. Contact us below to check eligibility and make a booking.

Grangewaters Outdoor Education Centre
Buckles Lane, South Ockendon, RM15 6RS

: 01708 855 228

: grangewaters@thurrock.gov.uk

The centre is open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, and for pre-booked activities at weekends.

Our office is open from 9am to 3pm, Monday to Friday, for bookings and enquiries.

Find out more about RYA OnBoard opportunities at RYA: Get OnBoard.