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.
Students usually share boats for the first two days to provide a safer and better learning experience for young first time sailors.Wetsuit, buoyancy aid and equipment hire is included.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 £171.00, usual price £234.00, save £63.00.
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.
Combine the RYA Stage 1 and Stage 2 courses, plus one Kids Club and SAVE £90. Course can be on the same of different weeks. Package is Valid for 2 years
Add 3 extra days for £170.00 include Wednesday, Thursday and Friday by adding the Kids Dinghy Stage 2 course by purchasing the Kids Learn to Sail Package which also includes a FREE Kids Club session after the course.
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
Alterations to Bookings at Hove Lagoon
Customers are able to rearrange course dates up to two times with no charge when Lagoon Watersports is given :
48 hours notice for courses under £75 per person
7 days notice for courses priced between £76 – £300 per person
14 days notice for course over £301 per person
If Lagoon Watersports is given less than the required notice period this considered to be a cancellation.
In circumstances when a customer requests more than two changes of a date, a rebooking fee of 50% of the course fee will be charged.
In circumstances where the customer is unable to choose new dates or Lagoon Watersports is unable to offer suitable alternative dates a credit will be applied to the customers account that is valid for 24 months.
Customers may cancel a course with written notification from the lead name in your group.
The following cancellation fees apply when Lagoon Watersports is given :
Course Cancellation by Lagoon Watersports
In circumstance where Lagoon Watersports cancels a course (Excluding Force Majeure) the customer may choose a new date or a full refund.
Postponement due to COVID-19
If you are required to self isolate via government guidelines you can reschedule you booking to a later date within our schedule availability. No refunds are available due to COVID-19.
In circumstances out of our control we will endeavour to rebook and hold credit for any activity in the future valid for 24 months. This includes cancellation by us due to COVID-19. No refunds will be given in these circumstances.
Due limited availability you can only reschedule up to 14 days prior to the course start date to give us time to fill your place, within 14 days and up to 48 hours it will cost £99 to reschedule. Within 48 hours you will need to rebook at full cost of the session/Course
Zero to Dayskipper and Learn to Sail packages are allowed a maximum of 2 changes to dates without penalties, this must be at least 7 days prior to the course date otherwise a penalty fee of £75 will be incurred
Boating experiences trips, Powerboat ride, Jet Ski Safaris
Individuals booked onto boating experiences may reschedule up to 48 hours prior to the activity, within 48 hours you will loose your booking and given a 25% discount on rebooking
You may cancel with written notification from the lead name in your group.
The following cancellation fees apply :
Group bookings confirm numbers 4 weeks prior to the event with the final balance. Any changes in numbers we will endeavour to accommodate, the following applies
Numbers increases up to 24 hours prior to the event will be accommodated as much as possible, priced per head
Number decreases up to 7 days prior to the event will be accommodated, but where this reduce your group size below 6 persons you will need to pay for 6 persons. Session durations might vary depending on changes to group sizes
If we need to cancel due to Instructor availability, damaged equipment or engine failure or weather conditions/Sea State we will give you as much notice as possible and offer new dates to complete the course.
Boating experiences trips, Powerboat ride, Jet Ski Safaris
If we need to cancel due to Instructor availability, damaged equipment, engine failure or weather conditions/Sea State we will do all we can to arrange another suitable date, if we cannot provide suitable availability then you will be offered a full refund
Force Majeure – In circumstances out of our control we will endeavour to rebook and hold credit for any activity in the future with a two year expiry
Samuel has loved the course, and has come away confident and at ease with how to sail. He’s also had a lot of fun. The instructor (dom) was brilliant with the kids.
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
The boys had a great time. Office booking was really easy and very accommodating. Finn was really excellent.