Dinghy Sailing

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Sailing has great health and fitness benefits for children. It develops hand-eye coordination, balance and muscle strength, and gives them a taste for the great outdoors. It helps the mind as well as the body: the thrill of handling a dinghy can do wonders for self confidence. With all these benefits in mind, we run junior and youth dinghy sailing courses for eight years old through to teens. They’re equally welcome whether they’ve never set foot in a boat before or are already into racing.

Junior & Youth Sailing

For kids aged 8 – 16 we have something suitable for everyone from RYA Sailing Stages 1 – 4 as well as our Race Camps the day runs from 09.30-16.30

All of the RYA stages and levels are supported with a log book which can be purchased from the office, so parts of the syllabus can be ticked off as you progress and record your achievement. So you’ll be sailing through the stages before you know it!

Age 8-16

A fantastic introduction to sailing, you’ll have lots of fun while gaining confidence out on the water. By the end of the two days you’ll be able to rig and sail a boat, understand wind direction, basic boat controls and have the confidence to launch and recover a dinghy.
2021 Dates:-   18th-19th September, 6th-7th November
Cost: £169
Prerequisites: None

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Age 8-16

An excellent course that builds upon all of the initial skills covered in Stage 1. You’ll learn more about points of sailing, rigging, launching, tacking and gybing. When you can hike out and lean back, as your boat cuts through the water, you’ll really feel the adrenaline rush of sailing.
2021 Dates:-   9-10 October
Cost: £169

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Age 8-16

Following on from doing some sailing after Stage 2, this weekend course helps to develop your single handed sailing skills. Covering a variety of practical boat control skills, such as; man over board, coming along side and picking up a mooring, we’ll have you speeding along in no time! And if that wasn’t enough to get your teeth stuck into, we’ll also go over a little theory including; tidal information, weather and boat controls.
2021 Dates:-  9-10 October
Cost: £169

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Age 8-16

Following on from doing some sailing after Stage 3, this weekend course helps to develop your single handed sailing skills. Covering a variety of practical boat control skills, such as; man over board, coming along side and picking up a mooring, we’ll have you speeding along in no time! And if that wasn’t enough to get your teeth stuck into, we’ll also go over a little theory including; tidal information, weather and boat controls.
2021  Dates:-  4-5 September
Cost: £169

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An action packed week combining both the RYA stage 1 and 2 syllabus. You’ll have a fun introduction to sailing followed by us helping to develop your rigging, launching, tacking and gybing skills. By the end of the week we hope to have you sailing independently (in gentle conditions).
2021 Dates:- 11-15 and 18-22 October
Cost: £269

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A week packed full of adventures, this course will help you to develop your single handed sailing skills in our fleet of RS Quba’s while working towards your RYA Stage 3 certificate. Covering a variety of practical boat control skills, such as; man over board, coming along side and picking up a mooring, we’ll have you speeding along in no time. And if that wasn’t enough for you to get your teeth stuck into, we’ll also go over a little theory including; tidal information, weather and boat controls. By the end of the course you’ll also be able to put your new found skills to good use and come along to our Big Blue Boat Club on Thursday evenings!
2021 Dates:-  tbc
Cost: £269

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An excellent course that helps you to prepare for moving onto the RYA advanced modules, applying the skills you have mastered in Stage 3 to double handed dinghies. Run in our fleet of RS Fevas, they’re perfect for developing and nurturing new skills.
2021 Dates:-     18-22 October
Cost: £269

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This course is ideal for aspiring racers and club sailors who would like to improve their racing skills. Under the guidance of our RYA Racing Coaches you will work on all aspects of racing helping you to progress. If you have your own topper or feva, you’re welcome to bring it along too!

2021 Dates:- 12-16 July
Cost:£269

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Not sure where to start? Take a look at our Junior Dinghy Sailing Pathway. 

Our RYA (Royal Yachting Association) Stage 1 courses introduce the basics of launching, sailing and recovering a boat. Children can then progress through the RYA Stages, learning to rig, gyb, hike out, and more. Secondary-school children may be able to use their sailing qualifications in the Duke of Edinburgh Awards Scheme. As children advance, they could learn to sail faster, with some race training or spinnaker skills. Or they could transfer their dinghy skills to a keelboat. Most courses take place at weekends or during school holidays, but to continue building your skills and sailing experience the rest of the time we run our Port Edgar Hi Flyers club for advanced sailors on a Monday evening.

Youth Dinghy Sailing

For kids aged 13 – 16 we have RYA Youth Sailing Qualifications as well as our Race Camps and Advanced Handling course.  The day runs from 09.30-16.30 each day.

All of the RYA stages are supported with a log book which can be purchased from the office, so parts of the syllabus can be ticked off as you progress and record your achievement. So you’ll be sailing through the stages before you know it!

This course gives you the chance to really get to grips with the sport. Our instructors will help develop your skills so you’ll be a safe and competent sailor in no time. By the end of the course you’ll be sailing independently (in good conditions), be able to hire boats from Port Edgar, and come along to the Big Blue Club on Thursday evenings.

2021 Dates:- 5-9 and 12-16 April, every week from 28 June – 20 August, 11-15 and 18-22 October

Cost: £269

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A week packed full of adventures, this course will help you to develop your single handed sailing skills in our fleet of RS Quba’s while working towards your RYA Stage 3 certificate. Covering a variety of practical boat control skills, such as; man over board, coming along side and picking up a mooring, we’ll have you speeding along in no time. And if that wasn’t enough for you to get your teeth stuck into, we’ll also go over a little theory including; tidal information, weather and boat controls. By the end of the course you’ll also be able to put your new found skills to good use and come along to our Big Blue Club on Thursday evenings!

2021 Dates:- 5-9 April, Every week from 28 June – 20 August, 18-22 October

Cost: £269

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An excellent course that helps you to prepare for moving onto the RYA advanced modules, applying the skills you have mastered in Stage 3 to double handed dinghies.

2021 Dates:-12-16 April, 28 June-2 July, 12-16 July, 26-30 July, 9-13 August
Cost: £269

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Race Camp

This course is ideal for aspiring racers and club sailors who would like to improve their racing skills. Under the guidance of our RYA Racing Coaches you will work on all aspects of racing helping you to progress. If you have your own topper or feva, you’re welcome to bring it along too!  Pre-requisite: minimum Stage 3

2021 Dates:- 12-16 July

Cost: £269

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One of the most rewarding of all the RYA courses, we’ll help develop your knowledge of the power zone! Before you know it you’ll be blasting along and gybing with the spinnaker up.

Pre-requisites: RYA Stage 4 and above

2021 Dates:-  tbc

Cost: £269

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By bringing together the Spinnaker and Performance sailing modules this course develops your boat handling skills and knowledge of how to get the very best out of modern dinghies. The week will include all aspects of spinnaker and trapeze work alongside how to make performance boats go fast. We recommend you have had at least two seasons of sailing after completing the RYA Level 3 Better Sailing course to ensure you get the most from this fun course. 

Pre-requisite: minimum Stage 4

2021 Dates:- tbc

Cost: £269

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