Rutland Water Watersports Tuition

From beginner to expert; fun to serious race skills; our enthusiastic and highly qualified instructors offer everything you need to be able to learn and develop new and existing skills.

Following National Governing Body standards, our instructors will not only help you enjoy your time on the water safely, they will instruct and provide you with on-water techniques, theory-based knowledge and even share their best tips and hints, so you can get the very most of out of your time spent under instruction here at Rutland Water.

Whilst meeting the high standards set by the Royal Yachting Association and British Canoeing, our courses are safe, fun, exciting and the ideal way to learn and progress in Sailing, Windsurfing, Kayaking, Canoeing, Stand Up Paddleboarding and Powerboating.

Should you wish to bring a group of children to experience the range of activities on offer at Rutland Watersports, you can rest assured in the confidence that we are fully registered and licensed with the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority – Provider Reference Number: R1084.


For more information on our National Governing Bodies check out the Royal Yachting Association and British Canoeing websites.

Which course is right for me?

We offer a wide range of watersports courses and cater for people of all ages and abilities, including novices and those looking to refresh existing skills. Tuition duration can range from hourly, half day and full day sessions, right through to full week courses. Tuition is available to groups and individuals alike and governing body ratios apply. For structured tuition we recommend that adults and juniors are taught separately. 'Have a go' sessions are available on request. Courses on offer include:


RYA Adult level 1, 2 & 3 Sail, RYA Junior stage 1, 2, 3 & 4, RYA Advanced sailing modules, RYA Keel boat and Multi hull endorsement 
RYA Start, Intermediate (planning and non-planing), RYA Junior stage 1, 2, 3 & 4 and RYA Progression clinics
Power Boating
RYA level 1 & 2 and Safety Boat.
Canoeing and Kayaking
BC Adult Paddlesport Start, BC1*, BC2*, BC3* Touring. BC Junior paddlepower start, passport and discover.
First aid/ instructor courses information available on request.

The hire of wetsuits and buoyancy aids are included with all tuition fees, footwear is available to buy from Rutland Watersports Centre 

Find out more…

For more information and course content, email us or call 01780 460 154.

You can also download our price list below.

2022/2023 price list

2022/2023 price list

2022 Activity Program

2022 Activity Program

Fishing, walking, cycling, water sports

Our water parks not only bring vital water resources for the region, but they also provide a fantastic day out for all the family.

Whether you're looking for an action-packed day on the water, a spot of fishing to escape the stresses and strains of everyday life, or simply want to enjoy a relaxing walk in beautiful surroundings, look no further than our fabulous water parks.