Pembrokeshire Performance Sailing Academy

Keelboat Racing

About The Course

This course is designed to give the confidence, skills and knowledge to take part in club racing in good conditions.  The course involves the sailor in a range of enjoyable exercises designed to build confidence and improve skills through practice.

Assumed Knowledge

It is assumed that when starting on this course you have already mastered the practical skills and absorbed the background knowledge required for the previous levels in either the RYA National Sailing Scheme or the RYA Youth Sailing Scheme.


2 days or approximately 16 hours duration

On Completion

The ability to take part in club racing in good conditions

Course Material

Course Dates

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Next Steps

It is recommended that all participants consolidate this Start Racing course with some practice at our open sessions and clubs then take any of the other RYA Sailing Scheme Advanced Module courses.  After some practice consider joining one of PPSA’s Intermediate racing courses


PPSA is located within the Llanion Cove Complex that has close to 80 bedspaces.

The accommodation is largly self-catering although there is a cafe and bar on site and is bunk house in style.  We can can arrange accommodation at Llanion Cove whilst you are on your course or underaking on water experiences for a small additional charge.

The Cove is located close to Pembroke Dock, adjacent to the Cleddau Estuary and is an ideal location from which to explore the beautiful Pembrokeshire Coastal National Park, particularly in the Year of the Sea #FindYourEpic.

The Cleddau Estuary and local area boasts a vast array of visitor and historical attractions, from Pembroke Castle, the home of Henry VII to the nature reserves around the county.

PPSA is located right in the middle of this great county and it’s historic and beautiful countryside.  Please get in touch with the centre for more information and to check availability

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