Junior Dinghy Sailing RYA Stages 1 - 3

5 days

Age 9 - 14

Level and age group

Beginners welcome or those who have some experience of water sports or sailing. 9+ years.

What does the course entail?

A fun week with lots of time on the water. Young peple follow the appropriate RYA youth syllabus all aimed at making each individual more competent and confident going afloat on both singlehanded and double handed boats depending on the conditions. Beginners often start with an instructror on board and can quickly progress to independent sailing singlehand dinghies. Those joining the course with prior experience or certificates are encouraged to move onto the next level progressing through the syllabus as far as they can. Details of the Syllabus can be found in RYA Youth Sailing Scheme logbook. Certificate issued when each level has been achieved in this progressive scheme.

Our fully qualified instructors will be on call throughout the whole course, day and night and evening activities will be provided to residents.

Pre-requisites and experience needed?

None - beginners are welcome. Students are put in ability groups to maximise the chance of their progression through the sailing scheme and is therefore a g ood introductory course for non sailors or for those who already have some experience up to RYA youth stage 3.

What will you gain from this course?

RYA Qualification in Sailing Stages 1-3 depending on starting experience. This course, however, really is the way to get your child excited about sailing! It is fun being with others and the content is all geared towards their needs and making it as enjoyable as possible. We have a variety of dinghies that they will use and by the end of the five days sailors may have tried the single handed, double handed and catamaran boats. The instructors will be delivering the appropriate level of theory to combine with their practical level of performance and hopefully at the end of the 5 days they will fulfil the syllabus and achieve the certificate being aimed for.

Recommended Reading

RYA Youth Sailing Scheme – Dinghy Sailing
RYA Start Sailing – Beginners Handbook

Equipment and Kit Information
Daily Schedule

Booking Options

Non residential price includes instruction, hire of wetsuits, buoyancy aids, equipment and lunches.

Residential price includes instruction, hire of wetsuits, buoyancy aids, equipment and full board accommodation. Evenings will have activities led by our instructors and also provide time to spend with new friends.

Please note once your booking has been made, you will receive a blank consent form from our office team. The Centre MUST receive a completed consent form for each student prior to arrival for their course. Failure to return form will result in in students being refused permission to undertake any activity until a completed form has been obtained.

Special Offer: Booking for more than 1 child. Each additional child will receive a 10% discount on the course price. This discount is only available by calling the office to book - it is not available online.

No places left? No problem! We strive to offer additional places on our courses.

Please call 01475 530757 for more information.

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Residential Package: 4 nights fullboard Mon - Thu£115.00