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Old 03 April 2006, 11:55   #1
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ahoy there sailors

Does anyone know of any Dingy sailing places around the Solent area that you can hire out dingys for a few hours and generally learn to sail.

I have done my RYA level 1 in sailing and want to practice a bit more before I go any further.

The only place that I have found is the spinnaker club in Ringwood, but does anyone know of any more.

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I don't know anyone who would hire dinghys but Calshot activity centre has loads of different sorts and give further tuition
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Old 03 April 2006, 13:22   #3
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I know Hythe Sailing Club has club owned dinghies and do run Sail training courses. It's not that cheap to join but the beer is cheap!!
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15 years ago you used to be able to hire them at Sandown beach on the IoW. Not sure if they needed RYA level 2 certificate or not?

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Best thing to do is to join a club and use their Dingys, there are loads around Southampton. Maybe Netley or Hamble area's or Warsash. Hythe and Calshot as mentioned earlier are also worth a try. Isn't there one at Ealing?
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Andy thats near London is'nt it
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The only place that I have found is the spinnaker club in Ringwood, but does anyone know of any more.

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Spinnaker is a brilliant club. Its my local and i have been a member for many years now. They have a huge fleet of club boats that you can just turn up pay a couple of quid and use for a day.

Would thoroughly reccommend joinging the club.

If you are ever around that way i can possibly sort out a refresher course as i am a Dinghy Instructor and can talk to the chief instructor there.

Let me know if i can be of any help.

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Andy thats near London is'nt it
Might be .

Did I get the spelling wrong then?
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Thankyou all for your feedback, I have found that if you join the sailing clubs you will need to buy a dingy yourself, and you cant hire them out..

Rich, thanks for your input on the Spinnaker club, it sounds like just the right place, where I can join the club, and then hire out the dingys without having to buy one myself.

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Might be .

Did I get the spelling wrong then?

Just for the record it's Eling and yes there is a club
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