A larger, more stable boat with a fixed keel which stops the boat from capsizing. Keel boats are a step up in size from dinghies, more like a small manageable yacht but generally not as big as a cruising yacht. They can bridge the gap between dinghies and cruisers, offering many benefits of both. Regatta Sailing Academy offers learn to sail courses on its two keelboats to complete beginners as well as to those who have already sailed in dinghies or those who have had the occasional sail on a yacht and even those who would like to handle a yacht as part of a racing team. The Academy’s fast and highly responsive keelboats are perfect for developing the necessary skills as part of a highly co-ordinated independent team or, to develop the detailed understanding of sailing to become a safe and secure cruising yachtsman. Following the RYA sailing scheme you can either complete your Level 1 2 and 3 just in keelboats or start in dinghies with your Level 1 and or 2 and complete your level 3 on the keelboats or vice-versa. All courses are run by highly experienced instructors and racing sailors Mike Lawton and Simon Grover.