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 booked 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

Upcoming Youth Sailing Courses

Feb 2024

2024 Junior and adult training courses - registration of interest - please add me to the email list for further info about booking.

2024 Junior and adult training courses - registration of interest - please add me to the email list for further info about booking.

Mon Feb 19, 2024 - Fri Mar 15, 2024    
00:00
£0.00
We’re in the final planning stages of putting together our 2024 season RYA training schedule. We’ve got the dates etc but are now in the [...]

Apr 2024

Junior Easter Refresher All Abilities #1 2024

Junior Easter Refresher All Abilities #1 2024

Mon Apr 29, 2024    
09:00 - 16:00
  Half Term's over, there's a bit of a welcome stretch in the evenings, so hopefully spring is just round the corner! This Junior Easter [...]

Jul 2024

RYA Youth L1 & 2 2024 season #1

RYA Youth L1 & 2 2024 season #1

Mon Jul 1, 2024 - Fri Jul 5, 2024    
09:00 - 16:00
The first of the 2024 season RYA Youth L1 & 2 full training courses. Open to DSC junior members and or any young people aged [...]
RYA Youth L3 & 4 2024 season #1

RYA Youth L3 & 4 2024 season #1

Mon Jul 8, 2024 - Fri Jul 12, 2024    
09:00 - 16:30
The first opportunity of the 2024 season for our RYA Youth L3 & 4 full training courses. Open to DSC junior members and or any [...]

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