Courses Frequently Asked Questions

Is lunch provided?Lunch is not provided for the courses, however Tea & Coffee making facilities are available along with squash.
What facilities do you have?There is a small under the counter fridge and microwave on site, we do not have a hob, but a BBQ is available to all club members.
What kit do I need to bring?Once booked on the course you should receive joining instructions around a week before the course. This will include what kit you need to bring with you. Don’t forget a towel!
I haven’t received any information about my course!We are really sorry to hear that, if you have made payment on our online booking system you can be assured we have your booking! You should receive an email around a week before the start date. If you haven’t received anything 5 days before the course please contact aylesburysailingclubcourses@gmail.com
Where can I park for the club?All information should be included in the joining instructions, however we recommend using the free layby on Worlds End Lane and walking the 200m to the clubhouse.
I don’t have any sailing experience can I still participate?Of Course! We want sailing to be open to all experience levels, we would recommend doing the Level 1 if you’re an adult, or the Stage 1 if you’re a junior to get eased into it!
I don’t have my own buoyancy aid, do you have any I can use?We do have a small number available at the club, however due to the size limitations it’s not guaranteed we will have one that will fit you. We do recommend picking up your own buoyancy aid if you can. Crewsaver, Triboard and Helly Hanson are very good and reliable, without breaking the bank!
I don’t have a wetsuit, is that a problem?Not necessarily, we do recommend for colder weather to wear one, as it keeps you warmer for longer if you get wet. But layers are really key, synthetic materials such as rash vests, board shorts or neoprene work wonders when sailing.

We don’t have any wetsuits on site that you can borrow or hire, so it’s worth keeping an eye out in Asda, Sainsburys and Sports Direct for any in the summer months.
What shoes can I wear in the boat?We recommend sailing boots, these are traditionally neoprene with a grippy sole, perfect for getting grip in a wet plastic hull!

Please DO NOT wear crocs, wellies, flip-flops as these all have a tendency to float away or slip around.

Trainers you don’t mind getting wet can be used if you do not have anything else, however please make sure to bring a second pair with you! No-one wants to go home wearing wet shoes!
I don’t own a boat, can I still participate?Absolutely! Aylesbury Sailing Club have 6 RS Q’ba, 2 Laser Pico and 1 RS Vision. We have enough boats to ensure you don’t have to own one at the start!

If you do own a boat and want to use that for your course, please email aylesburysailingclubcourses@gmail.com to check if it’s suitable for the course you’ve booked.
I have another question that hasn’t been answered!If we haven’t answered everything then please reach out to aylesburysailingclubmembership@gmail.com or aylesburysailingclubcourses@gmail.com who will be happy to help!