RYA Youth Courses
For children under 14 years we offer the RYA Youth Sailing Scheme. The YSS offers both a fun and educational experience. Structured and progressive learning, delivered under the watchful eye of our experienced, qualified instructors will allow children to come away with an RYA qualification. The scheme links in with the adult programme allowing for a smooth transition as children's skills develop.
Stage 1 (Age 6-13 years)
Spread over the course of the week, introducing younger sailors to the basics of launching and recovering, steering, parts of the boat and basic sailing. A certificate (subject to successful assessment) is awarded at the end of the course. It is recommended to pre-book in the UK.
Stage 2 (Age 6-13 years)
Instruction throughout the course of the week increases the ability of the young sailor's basic sailing skills, rope work and collision avoidance. At the end of the course they will be able to tack and control boat speed and leave and return to shore under supervision. Pre-bookable in the UK.
Stage 3 (Age 8-13 years)
Tuition over the course of the week focusing on rigging, launching and recovery, sailing techniques, capsize recovery and sailing theory. By the end of the course the young sailor will be able to launch and sail a dinghy around a triangle with confidence in moderate conditions. A certificate is awarded at the end of the week upon successful completion. Pre-bookable in the UK.
Stage 4 (Age 8-13 years)
Teaching sailing techniques including launch, mooring and recovery manoeuvres in crewed boats and recovering man overboard throughout the course of the week. A certificate is awarded at the end of the week upon successful completion. Booked in resort only.
Please note: It is advisable to pre-book courses prior to departure in the UK, as courses booked in resort are subject to local taxes of over 20%.