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* End of season Workparty*

Sunday 29 October 2023 (10.00 to 12.30)
Help needed to recover our craft

Neptune depends on the help of a team of volunteers and team members to recover our dinghies and powerboats. There are lots of small jobs to be done, as well as the heavier tasks. We can usually complete the session in a couple of hours, so if you are able to help us, we would very much appreciate it.
You might also think about joining the supporters group next year, when we will be organising more weekend sailing sessions. We would be pleased to see you.

* Try Our Youth Groups - 2024 *

Starts May 6
Come to the first two sessions and try sailing for free! and we've reduced our prices

Rigging for a first sail

Neptune is organising at least one evening youth group next year. Tuesdays will be aimed at beginners, and near beginners and we are hoping to organise an Improvers group for those with a little more experience.
To encourage young sailors to join us, we have arranged for the first two sessions of our season to be free, so make sure you come along to those sessions. If you don't like sailing there will be nothing to pay.

There will be between 6 and 12 places available in each group.

Fees have been kept low, helping family finances at a difficult time, and may be paid in two half-season amounts. Interested in joining a group? Please get in touch in good time. You will need to be in Year 6 or higher (10 years of age) to join the group.

Youth group details here

* Next Season Adult Courses 2024 -

Powerboat and Dinghy Courses Available Again Next Season*

We will have available our usual selection of Powerboat Level 2 and Dinghy Level 1 & 2 courses. Details of this year's courses can be found on:

Adult Powerboat - click here
Adult Dinghy - click here

* Dinghy Instructor Course - 2024 *

July 2024 - Dates to be announced in the New Year

Qualify as an RYA Dinghy Instructor next year. We can help with all aspects of qualification from Powerboat to First Aid certificates. Places usually go very quickly and this course is likely to have fewer places than we have offered previously.
Details of these will be available next year and can be found on:

Dinghy Instructor - click here

* Next Season - 2024 *

New Challenges

We are particularly keen to hear from Dinghy Senior Instructors, even if they are only able to offer a small number of sessions. Opportunities are available to work with young people and adults with sessions taking place during late afternoons, evenings and weekends. We are keen to hear from confident Dinghy Instructors, who feel able to organise a small group session on tidal waters, as part of a larger team. We are hopeful that we will be able to offer summer courses once more. All of our courses aim to move students through the RYA Schemes and instructors are fully supported in delivering courses.

Many of our Management team have been with us since 2012. We are keen to add further members to the team, who are willing to take on small roles. New team members need not be sailors, or powerboaters, as there are many other areas which need coordination.

Who are Neptune Sailing?

Rigging lots of dinghies

Neptune Sailing is based on the River Orwell at Woolverstone, near Ipswich. We have a large number of craft, of different types and provide a range of Dinghy Sailing and Powerboat training and assessment. During the season the centre is available to both young people and adults. We aim to provide high quality tuition, based on the RYA National schemes.

Neptune Sailing has been working independently, delivering quality water sports experiences, for the last six seasons. We have charitable status and are registered as a company limited by guarantee.

Our Youth Groups run on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings for Beginners, Improvers and Advanced skills and are open to all young people. They are very popular, so making an early approach regarding joining one of the groups is advisable.

Adult training courses are run mainly during weekends and cover the RYA Sailing Schemes to Level 3 and RYA Powerboat Level 1 and 2, as well as Safety Boat. We are happy to offer courses to groups and individuals at other times.

During the school holiday periods week-long courses are available for young people and these are very popular. The courses offer training from beginner Stage 1 to advanced skills Stage 4.