Junior Sailing Courses 2017
(6 -15 Years)

The RYA Young Sailors Scheme

This is open to all those under 16 and is designed to encourage children to start sailing within a sound framework of safety and good tuition. From the age of 6 we can introduce children to the fun of sailing. Our instructors use simple RYA approved techniques, making learning easy. Great emphasis is placed on safety and the well being of the student. Many juniors return year after year.

Optimist Taster

Recommended for children between 6 and 10, it covers the basic elements of sailing while having lots of fun learning about boats. Each student sails his or her own boat and no previous experience is needed. The course runs for five mornings or five afternoons.

Cost: £185 (£226 in July & August)

Time: 9.30 – 12.30 or 1.30 – 4.30

Dates: 2017

  • 10 – 014 April
  • 17 – 21 April
  • 29 May – 02 June
  • 10 – 14 July

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Start Sailing RYA Stage 1 (Optimist) 7 – 10 yrs

For youngsters who have already completed an Optimist taster and wish to work towards a Stage 1 in an Optimist. This three day course is identical to the Stage 1 Toppers but uses Optimist dinghies.

Cost: £204 (£242 in July, August & September)

Time: 10.00 – 4.30

Dates:2017

  • 10 – 12 April
  • 17 – 19 April
  • 29 – 31 May
  • 10 – 12 July

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Start Sailing RYA Stage 1 (Topper/Pico) 10 – 15 yrs

A fun way to start sailing, using the Topper single-handed dinghy. This three day course will teach youngsters how to rig, launch, turn the boat, sail around a short course and recover from a capsize.

Cost: £204 (£242 in July, August & September)

Time: 10.00 – 4.30

Dates:

  • 10 – 12 April
  • 17 – 19 April
  • 29 – 31 May
  • 10 – 12 July

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Start Sailing RYA Stage 2

For those who have already completed a Stage 1 course. This three day course is conducted in Toppers (or optimists for children 10 years or under) and develops the skills already introduced in Stage 1.

Optimist

Cost: £204 (£242 in July & August)

Time: 10.00 – 4.30

Dates:2017

  • 10 – 12 April
  • 17 – 19 April
  • 29 – 31 May
  • 13 – 15 July
  • 27 – 29 July

Topper/Pico

Cost: £204 (£242 in July, August & September)

Time: 10.00 – 4.30

Dates:2017

  • 10 – 12 April
  • 17 – 19 April
  • 29 – 31 May
  • 10 – 12 July

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Start Sailing RYA Stage 3

For those who have already completed a Stage 2 Course. This five day course develops the skills introduced in earlier courses. Students will follow the syllabus in the RYA Youth Sailing Scheme.

Cost: £317 (£348 in July & August)

Time: 10.00 – 4.30

Dates:2017

  •  17 – 21 April
  • 29 May – 02 June
  • 10 – 14 July

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Start Sailing RYA Stage 4

This five day course covers helming, crewing skills, roll tacking gybing, sailing a course efficiently and spinnaker work.

Cost: £317 (£348in July & August)

Time: 10.00 – 4.30

Dates:2017

  • 10 – 14 April
  • 29 – 02 June
  • 10 – 14 July

On completion of Stage 4, the RYA Youth Sailing Scheme provides a natural entry point for the advanced courses in the National Sailing Scheme.

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What the parents say…


Brilliant sailing courses, the children had the best week. Money well spent!

Victoria

Fantastic introduction to sailing. The kids really loved the fun-based approach and are hooked! The centre couldn’t have been more welcoming and helpful. Thoroughly recommended.

Chris