Learn to sail during the school holidays

Whether your child has sailed before or is a complete beginner these courses offer the opportunity to earn an RYA Dinghy Sailing certificate. The course will be taught by RYA Qualified Instructors, who aim to give you a safe, fun, enjoyable week on the water. Tuition takes place in our wide variety of training boats.

Sailing helps to develop such skills as creativity, teamwork, determination, communication, independence & confidence.

During the week, tuition will occur between 09.30 and 16.30. Parents are free to drop their children off from 08.45 and pick them up until 17.00

The course costs £200 for members and £230 for non-members.

For more information about our courses or to discuss your requirements contact us.

What will they learn?

Stage 1

Launching & recovering a dinghy, steering, parts of the boat & basic sailing. By the end of course you will be able to steer & understand basic principles.

Stage 2

Basic sailing skills, rope-work & collision avoidance. By the end of the course you will be able to turn, control boat speed & understand basic principles of sailing.

Stage 3

Rigging, launching and recovery, sailing techniques, capsize recovery, sailing theory. By the end of the course you will be able to launch and sail a dinghy around a triangle in moderate conditions.

Stage 4

Rigging, launching and recovery, sailing techniques and manoeuvres in crewed boats, recovering a man overboard. By the end of the course you will be able to confidently launch and return to a beach, jetty or mooring, and sail a crewed dinghy around a triangle in moderate conditions.

Advanced Modules

We are also able to offer the RYA’s advanced modules including Seamanship skills, sailing with spinnakers and racing modules. Contact us to discuss your requirements.

What do they need to bring?

We have a range of junior boats to learn in, from Optimists for our youngest sailors through to Picos & Toppers and our double handed Fevas.

You will need to bring suitable clothing and footwear. A wetsuit is ideal but not vital if the weather is warm. We provide buoyancy aids for all beginner sailors.