Courses & Training Events

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We have a range of training & courses scheduled from RYA Sailing qualifications to FAA Outdoor First Aid qualifications.

Watch this space because we will be publishing our 2020 activity and course brochures soon!

All the courses and training events must be booked in advance. Please call us on 01782 722 226 to find out more and reserve a place. Limited spaces available.

Courses at Astbury Watersports Centre:

Sailing Stages 1 & 2 (Ages 7-16)

The certificates within our Youth Sailing Scheme are a significant achievement. Instructors sign off each skill as you complete it and once completed, your certificate can be of use in other areas of your study or activities such as PE at school or the DofE Award.

Both of these sailing courses are held at Astbury Water Sports Centre. Each stage is £120 per person.

Sailing Stage 1:
  • Wed 29th & Thurs 30th July 2020.
  • 9am-5pm (2 day course).
  • £120pp.
Sailing Stage 2:
  • Mon 24th & Tues 25th August 2020.
  • 9am-5pm (2 day course).
  • £120pp.
  • Candidates must hold Sailing Stage 1.

 

 

Sailing Levels 1 & 2 (Ages 16+)

Dinghies, multihulls and small keelboats provide an exciting and cost effective way for the whole family to get afloat.

With courses preparing you for all varieties of sailing including the thrill of performance boats, racing and using spinnakers.

Probably the quickest and easiest way to learn to sail.

Both of these sailing courses are held at Astbury Water Sports Centre. Each level is £120 per person.

Sailing Level 1:
  • Thurs 28th & Fri 29th May 2020
  • Mon 3rd & Tues 4th August 2020.
  • 9am-5pm (2 day course).
  • £120pp.
Sailing Level 2:
  • Thurs 20th & Fri 21st August 2020.
  • 9am-5pm (2 day course).
  • £120pp.
  • Candidates must have completed Sailing Level 1.

 

 

Outdoor First Aid

A 16 hour course including the following:

    • Adult Basic Life Support.
    • Limb injuries.
    • Head, neck or torso injuries.
    • Medical condition or sudden illness.
    • Incidents involving activity or environmental factors.
    • All focusing on treatment in the outdoors.
  • Sat 28th & Sun 29th March 2020.
  • 9am-6pm (2 day course).
  • Meet at Astbury Water Sports Centre.
  • No experience or prerequisites required. Ages 14 cannot use in the workplace until 16.
  • For more information, please contact us.

 

Paddle Awards

These sessions are for developing your paddle skills towards completing the exciting new British Canoeing Paddle Awards. The 3 levels are Start, Discovery & Explore.

Any paddle vessel can be used. There is no set time to achieve an award.

Dates:

  • Sat 25th April 2020
  • Sat 27th June 2020
  • Sat 25th July 2020
  • Sat 26th September 2020

Information:

  • 10am-4pm (1 day).
  • Meet at Astbury Water Sports Centre.
  • No age restriction. No previous experience required.
  • For more information, please contact us.

 

 

 

Courses at Trafford Watersports Centre:

Powerboat Level 2

Dates:

  • Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th January 2020
  • Tuesday 18th & Wednesday 19th February 2020
  • Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th March 2020
  • Tuesday 14th & Wednesday 15th April 2020
  • Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th April 2020
  • Tuesday 26th & Wednesday 27th May 2020
  • Monday 15th & Tuesday 16th June 2020
  • Tuesday 28th & Wednesday 29th July 2020
  • Tuesday 8th & Wednesday 9th September 2020
  • Thursday 22nd & Friday 23rd October 2020
  • Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th November 2020
  • Tuesday 8th & Wednesday 9th December 2020

 

Information:

  • Meet at Trafford Watersports Centre. 9am-5pm (2 day course).
  • For ages 16+.
  • The cost of the course is £120 per person.
  • No previous experience or prerequisites are required.
  • The course allows you to go inland or on the coast and your certificate will be endorsed accordingly.
  • This entry level course provides the skills and background knowledge needed to drive a powerboat and is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence. It focuses on:
    • Low speed close quarters handling.
    • Man overboard recovery.
    • An introduction to driving at planing speed and collision regulations.

 

 

 

RYA Safety Boat

Dates:

  • Monday 10th & Tuesday 11th August 2020.

Information:

  • Meet at Trafford Watersports Centre. 9am-5pm (2 day course).
  • £120 per person.
  • For ages 16+.
  • Candidates must hold Powerboat Level 2.
  • This course provides the skills required when acting as an escort craft, safety boat or coach boat for a fleet of dinghies, windsurfers or canoes or for racing or training activities. It includes rescue techniques and elements of race management and mark laying.

 

 

Sailing Stages 1, 2, 3 & 4 (Ages 7-16)

The certificates within our Youth Sailing Scheme are a significant achievement. Instructors sign off each skill as you complete it and once completed, your certificate can be of use in other areas of your study or activities such as PE at school or the DofE Award.

All of these Sailing courses are 2 day courses which run 9am-5pm at Trafford Watersports Centre. Each stage is £120 per person.

Sailing Stage courses must be completed in order.

Sailing Stage 1:
  • Wednesday 8th & Thursday 9th April 2020.
  • Tuesday 20th & Wednesday 21st October 2020.
  • No previous sailing experience is required.
  • The course focuses on providing a basic understanding of the skills to launch, recover and steer a sailing boat.
  • Once completed the participant can progress onto RYA Sailing Stage 2.
Sailing Stage 2:
  • Thursday 28th & Friday 29th May 2020.
Sailing Stage 3:
  • Tuesday 21st & Wednesday 22nd July 2020.
Sailing Stage 4:
  • Wednesday 26th & Thursday 27th August 2020.

 

 

Sailing Levels 1, 2 & 3 (Ages 16+)

Dinghies, multihulls and small keelboats provide an exciting and cost-effective way for the whole family to get afloat.
With courses preparing you for all varieties of sailing including the thrill of performance boats, racing and using spinnakers.
Probably the quickest and easiest way to learn to sail.

All of these Sailing courses are 2 day courses which run 9am-5pm at Trafford Watersports Centre. Each Level is £120 per person.

Sailing Level courses must be completed in order.

Sailing Level 1:
  • Monday 6th & Tuesday 7th April 2020.
  • Thursday 30th & Friday 31st July 2020.
Sailing Level 2:
  • Wednesday 5th & Thursday 6th August 2020.
Sailing Level 3:
  • Thursday 13th & Friday 14th August 2020.

 

 

Paddle Awards

These sessions are for developing your paddle skills towards completing the exciting new British Canoeing Paddle Awards. The 3 levels are Start, Discovery & Explore.

Any paddle vessel can be used. There is no set time to achieve an award.

Dates:

  • Saturday 27th June 2020.
  • Sunday 28th June 2020.
  • Saturday 15th August 2020.
  • Sunday 16th August 2020.
  • Saturday 10th October 2020.
  • Sunday 11th October 2020.

Information:

  • 10am-4pm (1 day).
  • The cost of the course is £60 per person, per day. Each level cost £6.
  • Meet at Trafford Watersports Centre.
  • No age restriction. No previous experience required.

 

 

Courses at Underbank Activity Centre:

Bridge Abseil Day

Dates:

  • Saturday 21st March 2020.
  • Saturday 28th June 2020.
  • Saturday 7th November 2020.

Information:

  • Meet at Millersdale Train Station Car Park.
  • 10am-12pm or 1pm-3pm.
  • Ages 7+. No experience or prerequisites required.
  • For more information, please contact us.

 

Courses at Audley Climbing Centre:

Introduction to Outdoor Climbing

This experience has been designed for participants who are keen to climb or for climbers who have been climbing indoors but would like to try something a little different. This session will take place on natural rock, developing the climber’s confidence.

Dates:

  • Sunday 14th June 2020 – Windgather.
  • Sunday 12th July 2020 – Roaches Gate.
  • Saturday 15th August 2020 – Windgather.
  • Sunday 13th September 2020 – Roaches Gate.

Information:

  • 10am-4pm (1 day).
  • The cost of the event is £40 pp.
  • No experience or prerequisites required. Aged 7+.
  • Please contact us for more information.

 

 

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