Sailing Courses for Kids

Youth Sailing Weeks 2021 will start at the beginning of July and will run until the end of August.

Saturday Sessions are now available as full days on the water so everyone can get a decent bit of time on the water this summer. Please contact us to reserve places.

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.  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.  We aim to ensure all students have plenty of fun and learn new skills in a safe environment.

Courses for beginners, intermediate and advanced sailors run each week during the school holidays. In the event of bad weather we have a full shore-based activity programme.

The course fee is £299 per person, which includes equipment hire, RYA Logbooks, certificates and hot drinks.

Due to COVID 19 we are working at a reduced operating capacity, with smaller group sizes.

2021 Dates, weeks commencing: Summer Holidays weekly from 6 July through to September.


Saturday Sessions

New look Saturday Clinics will be first to start.  Join us for a half day or a full day on Saturdays from 12 June through to the end of August.  

Each Saturday we will focus on a different skill or aspect of the sport, some days we’ll have some races, some days we might be able to go for a cruise to the mines.  These sessions will be suitable for all different level of sailors and our coaching will be tailored to your individual needs.  Sailors must have completed at least RYA Stage 1 before joining the Saturday Clinics.

Saturday Clinic will incorporate Race Academy, leaving Sundays free for all our racers to get on the water and take part in racing at your local clubs, fully making the most of all the island has to offer in terms of dinghy sailing.

We are really excited about the new look Saturday Clinics, there may even be a few surprise coaches and former world champions show up to run the odd day as well!  Our plans are full of fun and excitement for being back on the water.

We realise that we cannot maintain social distancing in the shop and classroom, so all sessions will be weather dependent.  Please meet us at the beach ready to go wearing your own sailing kit, we will provide buoyancy aids.  We will need parents to be flexible on pick up times in the event of changing weather conditions.  We will not be able to provide changing rooms at this time.


 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 🙂

Fee £25 per person, per session, wetsuit and buoyancy aids are provided.

2021 Session dates: 19 June, 17 July, 14 August.  Additional sessions can be arranged for groups of 6 to 12 youngsters.