Kids can learn to sail at Hove Lagoon from the age of 8 with the RYA Learn to Sail Stage 1 and Stage 2 courses. Kids under 8 that have completed the Taster Course with us are welcome to join this course.
Kids age 12+ may wish to consider our Youth Coastal Sailing course on the sea from Brighton Marina.
The RYA Youth Sailing Stage 1 course will introduce a basic understanding of how a boat sails.
This course usually runs on a Monday and Tuesday. You can extend the course to include Wednesday, Thursday and Friday by adding the Kids Dinghy Stage 2 course. Add 3 extra days for £165.00, usual price £223.00, save £58.00.
At the end of the course you will have a basic understanding of how a boat sails.
Water confident. No previous experience required.
Hove Lagoon, BN3 4LX
Age 8+ or kids under 8 that have done a course with us before are welcome to join this course.
Courses are run at May half term and in the main school holidays in July and August.
This course usually runs on a Monday and Tuesday. You can extend the course to include Wednesday, Thursday and Friday by adding the Kids Dinghy Stage 2 course. Add 3 extra days for £160.00, usual price £215.00, save £55.00.
Book online from the dates below or call 01273 42 48 42 option 2 or email us.
If you cannot find a date please contact us.
Booking terms and conditions apply and rebooking fees are charged for cancellations made with less than 4 weeks notice.
Swimwear: To wear under the wetsuit and buoyancy which are provided.
Towel: We have hot showers so they will need a towel to dry yourself off at the end of the session.
Plastic Bag: To put wet things in.
Other stuff: Sunscreen, layers in case the wind gets up, anorak or waterproof jacket.
Valuables: We have lockers in the changing rooms but better safe than sorry.
Wetsuit, buoyancy aid and equipment hire is included.
The water quality in Hove Lagoon is independently tested regularly during the summer season as part of the Brighton and Hove City Councils seafront beach water quality testing. Lagoon Watersports opened in 1994, since that date the water in Hove Lagoon has passed every test.
Independent water quality test results from 2017 testing
When you make a booking with us we assign staff and equipment to deliver the booking. That means we are unable to offer that space to anyone else.
If you cancel that space we are likely to incur a loss. We will have already made commitments to staff and we may have turned away other bookings. We are unable to get insurance that covers us for this loss.
We therefore do not offer refunds for cancellations. If we did not do this we would have to put up our prices for everyone.
Our cancellation policy applies in all circumstances including no shows, illness, relocation, transport failure and bereavement.
Course Cancellation InsuranceYou can take out insurance to cover the cost of your course against cancellation through CancelSure. Guide cost is £12 for the first £100 of cover and then £6 per additional £100 of cover.
Please see our full Booking Terms and Conditions
Cancellation chargesYou may cancel your course/event at any time. Written notification from the Lead Name in your group is required. Cancellation will only be accepted on payment of the cancellation charges as set out below. The following cancellation fees apply :
• More than 8 weeks before course/event – loss of deposit• Less than 8 weeks before course/event – 100% of price of course/event
At our discretion, we may allow a forfeited deposit to be used towards an alternative course/event run by us or the same course on an alternative date. In each case, such a booking will be at the price prevailing at the time of re-booking and subject to an admin charge of £25 for courses over £150 and £10 for courses under £150. In these circumstances we offer significant discounts on rebooking within 12 months.
The discount is based on how much notice was given for the booking cancellation and non discounted course rates:
• More than 4 weeks before course/event – 90% discount on full brochure rates• 2- 4 weeks before course/event – 75% discount on full brochure rates• 13 days – 72 hours before course/event – 50% discount on full brochure rates• 72 hours or less – 25% discount on full brochure rates
For example if you book a course worth £200 and need to change the date of that course:
4 weeks notice this will cost you an additional £202 weeks notice this will cost you an additional £503 days notice this will cost you an additional £10024 hours notice this will cost you an additional £150
Postponement by us due to bad weatherOn some occasions courses may need to be postponed due to bad weather. In these circumstances we will offer you alternative dates, no refund will be available.
On some occasions group events may need to be postponed due to bad weather. In these circumstances we will offer you alternative dates.If you are unable or unwilling to accept these new dates then we will refund you the full cost of the course less 15%.
This place is a real gem. I was given a voucher and booked it here as a present. It's such a friendly place. Everything is provided. Instructors are supportive, admin staff are super organised and they have a cafe with cake for when it's all over!! I'll definitely be back.
I just wanted to say how impressed with the RYA 1 and RYA 2 course our son completed a couple of weeks ago. My husband is a sailor and knows his stuff and he thought the course was excellent. We particularly wanted to single out one of your staff members – Tom - who was amazing
Very good facilities and a very professional team that has a strong passion for watersports. Great fun and ideal conditions to learn watersports.
I am writing on behalf of the parents whose children attended a first time sailing session on Friday at 'The Lagoon' . They all had such an excellent experience that we wanted to write to congratulate you on the service we all had. The children had a 2 hour session with Ben and Isaac, and as well as giving the children a fantastic lesson, in pretty windy conditions, Ben and Issac provided an informative and fun time, as well as promoting confidence.