RYA Youth Sailing Courses

Aimed at children aged 8-16. All completed in height appropriate dinghies.

A fantastic opportunity to work towards a formal certification whilst enjoying time on the water.

The RYA Youth Sailing Scheme starts with the four basic modules shown below.

RYA Youth Sailing Scheme basic courses

Stage 1

A basic understanding of how a boat sails, with some experience of steering and handling the boat

ASSUMED KNOWLEDGE

None

MINIMUM DURATION

2 days

MINIMUM AGE

8

COURSE CONTENT

Launching and recovery, steering, parts of the boat, basic sailing

ABILITY AFTER COURSE

Able to steer and understand basic principles

COURSE OUTCOME

RYA Youth Sailing Scheme Logbook – RYA Level 1

Stage 2

A range of sailing skills and knowledge to help in becoming a confident sailor

ASSUMED KNOWLEDGE

Stage 1, unless you are doing a combined Stage 1 and 2 course. Basic knowledge and steering ability

MINIMUM DURATION

2 days

MINIMUM AGE

8

COURSE CONTENT

Basic sailing skills, rope work, collision avoidance

ABILITY AFTER COURSE

Able to tack and control boat speed, and understand basic principles

COURSE OUTCOME

RYA Youth Sailing Scheme Logbook – RYA Level 2

Stage 3

Rigging, launching and sailing in any direction. Equivalent to Level 2 in the National Sailing Scheme

ASSUMED KNOWLEDGE

Up to and including the Stage 2 course

MINIMUM DURATION

2 days

MINIMUM AGE

8

COURSE CONTENT

Rigging, launching and recovery, sailing techniques, capsize recovery, sailing theory

ABILITY AFTER COURSE

Able to launch and sail a dinghy around a triangle in moderate conditions

COURSE OUTCOME

RYA Youth Sailing Scheme Logbook – RYA Level 3

Stage 4

Sail a double handed boat as crew or helm, and solve a variety of problems afloat. (optional if Stage 3 was taken in a double hander

ASSUMED KNOWLEDGE

Up to and including Stage 3

MINIMUM DURATION

2 days

MINIMUM AGE

8

COURSE CONTENT

Rigging, launching and recovery, sailing techniques and maneuvers in crewed boats, recovering a man overboard

ABILITY AFTER COURSE

Can launch and return to a beach, jetty or mooring and sail a crewed dinghy around a triangle in moderate conditions

COURSE OUTCOME

RYA Youth Sailing Scheme Logbook – RYA Level 4

All courses can be booking and paid for via our online booking system. 

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Important Notes

Before attending any of our courses, please read our Training Course Essential Information guide

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