Sailing Courses for Kids

Youth Sailing Weeks

During school holidays, our wildly popular Youth Sailing Weeks allow youngsters to work through the RYA Youth Sailing Scheme.  These weeks run from Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm each day.  We supply boats, wetsuits and buoyancy aids for all students.

During these weeks each young sailor will take charge of their own dinghy, under the guidance of our instructors and safety crews. Completion of each stage of the RYA Youth Sailing Scheme will earn students a certificate.  Students can expect to achieve Stage 1 after their first week.  Certificates and skills can be used in other areas such as the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and GCSE or A-Level P.E.  We aim to ensure all students have plenty of fun and learn new skills in a safe environment.

Beginners Week Course Content:

  • Introduction to 7th Wave and Port Erin Bay
  • Wind direction and points of the compass
  • Taking the helm for the first time
  • Sailing across the wind and turning the boat around
  • Water-based activities and games

Skills Weeks for students who have sailed before:

  • Students continue in the Topper Taz and Topaz dinghies to complete RYA Stages 2 and 3
  • Skills are signed off in the logbook as students progress
  • More water-based activities, exercises and lots of games
  • Stage 4 students will spend their time afloat in our two man boats
  • For those who have completed RYA Stage 4 we also offer Day Sailing, Start Racing, Seamanship and Spinnaker courses.

Please note that we cannot guarantee completion of each stage during a one week course.  As the scheme progresses so does the skill base and level of understanding required.  We will only issue certificates when students can demonstrate the appropriate standard of sailing.

In the event of bad weather we have a full shore-based activity programme, courses will run regardless of weather conditions

The course fee is £279 per person, which includes RYA Logbooks, certificates, hot drinks and VAT.

Dates: Youth Sailing Weeks run during all school holidays from Easter to September.  Please contact us for more details.

Saturday Sessions

Once sailors have completed RYA Stage 1 they can carry one sailing on a regular basis though our Saturday Sessions.  It’s about having fun, improving techniques and practising skills taught in the RYA scheme.  Youngsters can enjoy their favourite games, cruises round the bay, kayaking, catching up with friends and all the usual excitement while becoming independent and confident sailors in a range of weather conditions.

Sessions run every Saturday from 10.30 – 12.30 starting in April and continuing until the end of September and cost £22 per person per session.

NEW for 2017!!!!  Under 8s Get Afloat sessions

First you have to row a little boat…. This season we are running four Saturday afternoon sessions for the under 8s, so for everyone that has watched older brothers and sisters enjoy our courses, this is your turn to have a go.  Sessions are all about developing confidence on the water and will include kayaking, rowing small boats, putting a sail up and going sailing and maybe a little adventure of exploration on one of our safety boats.  Most importantly sessions will be fun and super safe too :)

Session dates: 20 May, 10 June, 8 July & 26 August.  Fee £25 per person, per session, wetsuit and buoyancy aids are provided.

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  • Thumbs up
  • Quackers
  • Aldrick landing
  • Aldrick cruise
  • Stage 1 trip out with Hannah
  • Tom and Chris
  • Chris' Cruises!
  • Kite up!
  • Assistant Instructor training
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  • Manx Youth Sailing Squad
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  • Follow the leader
  • Big ship, little ships
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  • Go Topaz!
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  • Smiling sailors and dog
  • Bella at the helm
  • Sailing makes you laugh
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  • Boys on a buoy
  • Rae training
  • Ducky!
  • Paddles out
  • Race training
  • Honda Youth RIB Champsionship
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