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Full RYA sailing scheme stages 1-4 in our child friendly boats


RYA Youth/Children's Sailing stage 1
  • 5 x 2 hour sessions 

  • Introductory course

  • Child friendly boats

  • No experience required

  • Logbook & certification included

  • Skills development includes: Learning to launch, steer, tack and control your boat
    as well as becoming confident on the water and in wearing personal buoyancy. You
    will be able to tie a figure of eight knot, recall parts of the boat and have knowledge of
    wind direction.


RYA Youth/Children's Sailing Stage 2
  • 5 x 2 hour sessions

  • Child friendly boats

  • Start sailing upwind

  • Logbook & certification included

  • Skills development includes: Learn how to gybe, master the basics of tacking, controlling speed and stopping in light winds whilst becoming safety conscious and confident in small boat sailing (Laser Pico and/or RS Tera).

  • Opportunity to join our Sailing Club to further your confidence and develop your skills amongst other young budding sailors.


RYA Youth/Children's Sailing Stage 3
  • 5 x 2 hour sessions

  • Child friendly boats

  • Become self-sufficient and understand the importance of teamwork and crew communication

  • Sail on all points of sail

  • Skills development includes: You can confidently regard yourself as a sailor! Pick up the skills to sail upwind and fly back downwind, pick up a mooring and stop next to the safety boat to have a chat about rules of the road with your instructor. An introduction to racing and a capsize recovery drill completes this rewarding and satisfying course and adds another dimension to your sailing.

  • Opportunity to join our Sailing Team to further develop your skills and racing awareness

RYA Youth/Children's Sailing Stage 4
  • Learn how to sail double handed boats

  • Child friendly boats

  • Understand the importance of teamwork and crew communication

  • Skills development includes: This final stage is all about double handed boats, those with two people and two sails. Develop the practical skills and theoretical knowledge to sail in a variety of conditions and situations and confidently take control and solve problems afloat.

  • Passing this course sets you up to move onto the RYA advanced courses.


Booking is essential. Check out our lesson price list via this link or see below! 


Contact the team via email or call 01872 300800.

Sailing lessons 2023 price list
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