Hydro Abersoch (Previously known as Abersoch Sailing School) is a fully certified RYA Training Centre, run by Andrew and Danielle Johnson. It is based on Abersoch main beach on the beautiful Llyn peninsula in North Wales. Hydro Abersoch offers a wide range of activities to suit everyone from beginners to the more experienced, including sailing, powerboating, paddle boarding, kayaking, PWC courses and even our Little Pirates Club for younger family members. We can also provide a variety of activities for larger groups, such as birthday parties, corporate events or Hen and Stag parties.
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Building on the success of Hydro Abersoch we have decided to open our second RYA Training Centre in Pwllheli marina, offering RYA Powerboat Level 1, RYA Powerboat Level 2 and RYA PWC Jetski proficiency courses. The marina offers a great location to run courses from due to its sheltered water and all year round access. Please use the link below to book for Hydro Pwllheli only.
RYA Powerboat Level 1
Ages 8+ Anyone over 12+ complete level 2 instead.
£220pp Inc VAT
RYA Powerboat Level 2 ICC
No previous experience required.
£390pp Inc VAT
This course can be done on your boat or ours.
RYA PWC (Jetski) Proficiency
£295pp Inc VAT
Max 3 PWC's
2 People per ski
PWC Hire £65 Course use only.
1 hour lesson / 2.5 hour lessonDip your toe in the water before deciding whether to go for a course. Starting with theory, then land drills then onto the water. 1 Hour lesson £80pp 2.5 Hour lesson £95pp (Inc VAT)
Beginner Courses Our beginners courses are centered around the RYA Level 1 Start Sailing course & the RYA Level 2 Basic Skills course. These are our most popular scheduled courses. This course mixes and matches between the Laser Funboat, Pico and the Laser 2000.
Each Level comprises of a 2 day course:
Level 1 Monday & Tuesday
Level 2 Wednesday & Thursday.
(Please keep Friday free incase we have bad weather during the week)
These are run weekly during the summer school holidays.
Outside school holidays we will try and run a course to suit you.
Level 1 £275 per person (Inc VAT)
Level 2 - £275 per person (Inc VAT)
Level 1&2 combined £500 per person (Inc VAT)
Must be 4 consecutive days.
To receive the discount please book the level 1 then get in touch with us and we can send you a discount link for the level 2.
Intermediate RYA Level 3 - Better Sailing 2 day course. Enhance your skills and develop techniques with a range of tasters from the advanced modules. Must be up to Level 2 sailing standard. Please contact us for dates.£300 per person
RYA Day Sailing
RYA Sailing With Spinnakers
RYA Seamanship Skills.
(Two day courses)
All £320pp (Inc VAT)
High Performance Dinghy Lesson
This lesson can be ran as a 1 or 2.5 hour lesson and is designed for competent sailors wishing to learn and develop skills.
1 hour £85pp
2.5 hours £110pp (Inc VAT)
Own Boat Tuition
If you want a fast track to understanding your own boat and how to sail it better, then invite us on board!
£95pp for 2.5 hours tuition. (Inc VAT)
RYA PWC Proficiency
This one day course will set you up for everything you need to know about jet ski driving. The course covers: Launching, handling and recovery skills, passage planning and decision making, high and low speed riding skills, essential safety information, collision avoidance and orientation at sea.
On your own ski:
£295 per person (Inc VAT)
Ski rental available for course use only:
£65 for the day. (Inc VAT)
Max: 3 Ski's, 6 people, 2 on each ski.
For courses please click the book now button. (Bottom Left)
RYA Powerboat Courses
RYA Powerboat Level 1
For ages 8-12years.
This one day course provided your child with basic powerboat skills. You'll feel more confident in letting them take the wheel. During this course they will complete both high and low speed manoeuvres.
£220 per person, max of 3. (inc VAT)
RYA Powerboat Level 2 (ICC)
The two day course covers all the to day basis. Launch and recovery, safety equipment, navigation, high speed boat handling, close quarters manouvering, man overboard and much more.
Price - £390 per person. (Inc VAT)
(Max 3 spaces - Ages 12+)
Current Course Dates
Please click the Book Now button (bottom left) to see availability.
RYA Safety Boat
This course improves boat handling techniques and the recovery and towing of dinghies, catamarans, windsurfers and disabled powerboats. A pre requisite for an RYA senior instructors course.
Price - £325 per person. (Inc VAT)
(Must already have an RYA powerboat level 2 certificate - Ages 16+)
We don't run this course very often so please contact us for details.
Dinghies for Rental
A safety boat will be on hand to help out however you are expected to be able to: 1. Sail to RYA Level 2 Standard2. Recover from a capsize. 3. Return to shore on time.
The laser funboat is possibly the most stable sailing dinghy ever made. This boat is perfect for a beginner to hire once they have had a small amount of tuition. Seats 2 adults or one adult and two children. All safety kit provided.
Price - £65 one hour, £75 two hours. (Inc VAT)
The Laser Pico is a fun, durable, confidence-inspiring, rotomolded boat that can be sailed by everyone. It is one step up from the funboat so ideal for course completed entry-level sailors right up to the experienced racer wanting some time on the water. It is equipped with a removable jib. Seats 2 adults or 1 adult and 2 children. All safety kit provided.
Price - £65 one hour, £75 two hours. (Inc VAT)
The Laser2000 is designed with stability, safety and performance in mind. It is created for leisure and ease of use, but not at the expense of performance. Stability and a sturdy hull design make it easy to sail. The Laser 2000 comes with a single line reefable mainsail and furling jib for added sailing comfort in a breeze. It also has a kite for the more experienced sailor. Seats up to 4. All safety kit provided.
Price - £75 one hour, £95 two hours. (Inc VAT)
Get afloat quickly...
One of the most simplest ways of getting onto the water on a sunny day. The stable and colourful kayaks are perfect way to see the beach from the water. Buoyancy aid provided and must be warn at all times. Single - £15 per hour Double - £30 per hour (Inc VAT)
Paddle Board (SUP)
The latest trend will keep your core strong and test your balance. Whether you paddle for fitness or fun paddle boarding is great fun.
£25 per hour. (Inc VAT)
(Only one person per board)
Jumbo Paddle Board
Great fun for big groups! This giant Paddleboard can take up to 7 people! Perfect for stag/hen do’s, birthday parties or just a group of friends!
£20pp - Min of 4, max 7. 1 hour
Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP)
£25 per hour (Inc VAT)
1 Hour £75 2 Hour £95 (Inc VAT)
Little Pirates Kids Club
Especially for the young ones, Little Pirates is a fun week full of different activities. During the week the kids will Sail, Kayak, paddle Board, jumbo paddle board and enjoy beach games. We will aim to complete all activities but due to weather some activities may be repeated. They will be with a RYA instructor throughout the week who also holds a first aid qualification. 6:1 ratio as a maximum. Summer holidays. Monday - Friday 09:30-12:00 Ages 6-10 as a guide £290 per child. (Inc VAT)
1 hour £60 2 hours £75 (Inc VAT)
1 hour £75 2 hours £95 (Inc VAT)
Open March - September
Please check social media for up to date opening hours.
To book please click BOOK NOW on the bottom right.
If you would like to speak to someone first, please call 07917525540
Terms & Conditions
How to find us:
As you come into Abersoch Village you'll see a garage (W&G Williams) go up the lane between the garage and 'Two Islands' cafe.
Keep going along the lane, drop down into the carpark.
Go down the slipway onto the beach, we are on the shelf on the left hand side, the big grey cladded hut. Look out for our white RYA Flag.
Courses - 10:00
Little Pirates - 9:30
Hire between 10:00-16:00
(Subject to weather conditions)
Please check opening times.
Please note not all boats are available for hire all season.
On arrival you will be asked to complete a registration form & pay any outstanding balance.
Powerboat level 2 & PWC customers please bring a passport size photograph of yourself.
£5 for the day.
You will be given everything you need for going afloat.
You may wish to bring:
Your own wetsuit/sailing kit.
Towel, suncream, bottle of water, spare change of clothes, sun glasses, hat.
We take no responsibility for any
However, we do have some lockers available.
Lunch is not provided with any course.
Please bring packed lunch or beach cafe's are available.
2 Day courses will have an hour for lunch. Usually between 12:30-1:30
Please call or pop in to make a booking.
All bookings are only secure once full payment is made.
Hydro Abersoch reserves the right to cancel any booking due to weather / sea conditions.
In the event of cancellation by the Customer, a cancellation fee will be due to the Centre as set out below:
1. 50% of the full booking cost is non refundable.
2. 7 days before course or hire start date, no refund will be given.
You can save time by completing the registration form below.
Here at Hydro Abersoch we try our best to get everything spot on. However, if you feel you need to contact us about something please email us and we’ll get straight back to you.
Please select the correct form to complete before your arrival.
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Please note if its a group of adults they must complete their own.
Lessons / Course & Dinghy Hire
Kayak & Paddle Board Hire
We’d be happy to provide you with additional information about individual courses and activities at Hydro. The best way is to call us on 07917525540. Please be aware emails are not monitored at peak times as we do not have access to the internet at the beach office. If you would like us to call you back please leave us with your mobile number as sometimes its easier to call you back than reply to an email. Also please check your junk mail as our reply may end up in there!