For kids aged 8 – 12 we have something suitable for everyone from RYA Sailing Stages 1 – 4 as well as our Race Camps.
All of the RYA stages and levels are supported with a log book which can be purchased from the office, so parts of the syllabus can be ticked off as you progress and record your achievement. So you’ll be sailing through the stages before you know it!

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RYA Stage 1 - 2 Day Course

Age 8-12

A fantastic introduction to sailing, you’ll have lots of fun while gaining confidence out on the water. By the end of the two days you’ll be able to rig and sail a boat, understand wind direction, basic boat controls and have the confidence to launch and recover a dinghy.
2017 Dates:- 3-4 April, 20-21 May, 17-18 June, 24-25 June, 29-30 July, 26-27 August
Prerequisites: None

RYA Stage 2 - 2 Day Course

Age 8-12

An excellent course that builds upon all of the initial skills covered in Stage 1. You’ll learn more about points of sailing, rigging, launching, tacking and gybing. When you can hike out and lean back, as your boat cuts through the water, you’ll really feel the adrenaline rush of sailing.
2017 Dates:- 5-6 April, 3-4 June, 15-16 July, 5-6 August, 2-3 September

RYA Stage 3 - 2 Day Course

Age 8-12

Following on from doing some sailing after Stage 2, this weekend course helps to develop your single handed sailing skills. Covering a variety of practical boat control skills, such as; man over board, coming along side and picking up a mooring, we’ll have you speeding along in no time! And if that wasn’t enough to get your teeth stuck into, we’ll also go over a little theory including; tidal information, weather and boat controls.
2017 Dates:- 10-11 April, 20-21 May, 17-18 June, 12-13 August, 2-3 September

RYA Stage 4 - 2 Day Course

Age 8-12

Following on from doing some sailing after Stage 3, this weekend course helps to develop your single handed sailing skills. Covering a variety of practical boat control skills, such as; man over board, coming along side and picking up a mooring, we’ll have you speeding along in no time! And if that wasn’t enough to get your teeth stuck into, we’ll also go over a little theory including; tidal information, weather and boat controls.
2017 Dates:- 22-23 April, 15-16 July

Go Sailing Week

An action packed week combining both the RYA stage 1 and 2 syllabus. You’ll have a fun introduction to sailing followed by us helping to develop your rigging, launching, tacking and gybing skills. By the end of the week we hope to have you sailing independently (in gentle conditions).
2017 Dates:- every week from 3 July – 18 August

RS Quba Week

A week packed full of adventures, this course will help you to develop your single handed sailing skills in our fleet of RS Quba’s while working towards your RYA Stage 3 certificate. Covering a variety of practical boat control skills, such as; man over board, coming along side and picking up a mooring, we’ll have you speeding along in no time. And if that wasn’t enough for you to get your teeth stuck into, we’ll also go over a little theory including; tidal information, weather and boat controls. By the end of the course you’ll also be able to put your new found skills to good use and come along to our Big Blue Boat Club on Thursday evenings!
2017 Dates:- Every week from 3 July to 18 August

RS Feva Week

An excellent course that helps you to prepare for moving onto the RYA advanced modules, applying the skills you have mastered in Stage 3 to double handed dinghies. Run in our fleet of RS Fevas, they’re perfect for developing and nurturing new skills.
2017 Dates:- 3-7 July, 17-21 July, 31 July – 4 August, 14-18 August

Race Camp

This course is ideal for aspiring racers and club sailors who would like to improve their racing skills. Under the guidance of our RYA Racing Coaches you will work on all aspects of racing helping you to progress. If you have your own topper or feva, you’re welcome to bring it along too!
2017 Dates:-tbc