WANNABE sailors are being offered lessons at Worcestershire County Council's Upton Warren Outdoor Education Centre, in Bromsgrove.

Two two-day courses, being run on Saturday, March 15, and Sunday, November 2, from 9.30am until 4.30pm, are RYA accredited and cost £145 per person for level one and £135 per person for level two, and suitable for people aged 14 and over.

Speaking about the courses, Alistair Hodgson, operations manager at Upton Warren, said: "As spring approaches, it’s a chance for people to be out on the water and learning new skills.

"The fact that these courses are RYA accredited is a great boost which may mean that those who take them up may want to develop their skills further in the future."

Advanced booking is advised to avoid disappointment as places are limited. For more information, contact 01527 861426, email uwoecbookings@worcestershire.gov.uk, or visit worcestershire.gov.uk/cms/outdoor-education-centres/upton-warren-oec.aspx.