Kids Summer Sailing 2014

Are you looking for a different way to get your kids outside in the fresh air, learning, developing and taking on new challenges this summer? We have some great Kids Sailing Courses set up for this summer. Throughout these courses not only will your child achieve their RYA Sailing qualifications we will also inspire and help young people to develop their self-esteem, confidence, motivation and teamwork skills – all essential attributes for personal development.

Kids Sail 2

Kids RYA Sailing Courses at Hove Lagoon & Brighton Marina kids can learn to sail at Hove Lagoon from the age of 6 with the RYA Learn to Sail Stage 1 & Stage 2 courses. From age 8 kids can then complete their RYA Learn to Sail Stage 3 & Stage 4 on the sea from Brighton Marina. Kids age 10 plus may wish to consider our RYA Level 1&2 Youth Coastal Sailing Course on the sea from Brighton Marina. Furthermore we will be running regular sessions for children to practice their sailing from the Marina throughout the summer

Why Lagoon Watersports?

  • Hove Lagoon and Brighton Marina centres are inspected by the RYA.
  • Excellent clubhouse facilities with Café and free wireless internet.
  • Staff are RYA qualified, friendly, experienced, approachable and CRB checked.
  • Hove Lagoon is the perfect environment to provide kids shallow water in sheltered conditions, whilst the adventures of the sea await the more advanced sailors at Brighton Marina.
  • All specialised equipment is provided
  • Group sizes are kept to a maximum of 8 youths

RYA Kids Sailing Stage 1 & 2 at Hove Lagoon

RYA Kids Sailing Stage 1

The RYA Kids Sailing Stage 1 course will introduce a basic understanding of how a boat sails. Kids Stage 1 Information, times and dates.

Course Content Includes:

  • Basic sailing with some experience of steering and handling the boat
  • Launching and recovery
  • Parts of the boat
  • Basic sailing

 RYA Kids Sailing Stage 2

The RYA Kids Sailing Stage 2 course is to improve basic sailing skills and become a more confident sailor. Kids Stage 2 Information, times and dates.

Course Content Includes:

  • Improve basic sailing skills
  • Ropework
  • Collision avoidance and turning

RYA Kids Sailing Stage 3 & 4 at Brighton Marina

 RYA Kids Sailing Stage 3

The RYA Kids Sailing Stage 3 course will get you sailing faster and more efficiently. At the end of this course you will be able to competently rig and sail a dinghy round a triangle in suitable conditions. Kids Stage 3 Information, times and dates.

Course Content Includes:

  • Rigging
  • Mooring and under power
  • Sailing techniques as helm and crew
  • Capsize recovery
  • Sailing theory

RYA Kids Sailing Stage 4

The RYA Kids Sailing Stage 4 course will improve your sailing skills further so that you will not only be able to crew or helm a single or double handed boat. At the end of the course you will be able to competently set up and sail a dinghy round a triangle in suitable conditions to the level where we would allow children members to hire on the sea. Kids Stage 4 Information, times and dates.

Course Content Includes:

  • Rigging, mooring and under power manoeuvres
  • Sailing techniques and manoeuvres in crewed boats
  • Recovering a man overboard

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RYA Kids Coastal Sailing Level 1 & 2 from Brighton Marina

RYA Kids Coastal Sailing Stage 1 & 2

We run a kids RYA level 1 & 2 Dinghy Course on the sea in our Laser Stratus’ from Brighton Marina for older children over 12. On this course children will learn rigging, tacking, gybing and sailing across, down and up wind as crew and as a helm. At the end of the course you will understand how to sail a boat and be able to tack and control the boat at some speed out at sea. Kids Coastal Sailing Stage 1 & 2 Information, times and dates.

Course Content:

  • Basic sailing practicing steering and handling the boat
  • Learning parts of the boat
  • Ropework
  • Collision avoidance and turning

 Practice Sessions at Brighton Marina

There is a notable transition between RYA Level 2 Youth Sailing on the Lagoon and RYA Level 3 Youth Sailing out at sea. We therefore advise that if your child is going onto complete their RYA Dinghy Stage 3 & 4, that they attend our practice sessions at Brighton Marina. The practice sessions are also very useful for the transition between RYA Sailing Stage 3 to Stage 4.

  • Where: Lagoon Watersports, Brighton Marina
  • When: Sundays at 4pm from 4th May – September 2014
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Cost: £20 each session

 

 

 

 

 

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