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 certificates. 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.

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 each day.

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

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

What will they learn?

Stage 1 covers launching & recovering a dinghy, steering, parts of the boat & basic sailing. By the end of course they will be able to steer & understand basic principles.

Stage 2 covers basic sailing skills, rope-work & collision avoidance. By the end of the course they will be able to turn, control boat speed & understand basic principles of sailing.


Sailing helps develop:-

  • Creativity
  • Teamwork
  • Determination
  • Communication
  • Independence
  • Confidence

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.