Kids love the water and learning to sail at a young age is great fun. We run a sailing course dedicated to 6 to 8 year olds. This course is made up of shorter sessions with a focus on fun and confidence building.
This is a course designed to build basic sailing and water confidence for youngsters. On completion kids should be ready to take the RYA Junior Courses.
This course usually runs over five, 90 minute sessions from Monday too Friday.
Students usually share boats to provide a safer and better learning experience for young first time sailors.
Wetsuit, buoyancy aid and equipment hire is included.
Have a fun introduction to sailing, building water and sailing confidence ready to start the RYA Junior Courses.
Water confident. No previous experience required.
Hove Lagoon, BN3 4LX
Complete beginners age 6-8. Children 8 or over are able to go straight on to the RYA Stage 1 Learn to Sail course. Children age 5 are able to take private 1:1 lessons with us as long as a parent is present for the lesson. Please call to arrange.
Courses are run in the main school holidays in July and August. This course usually runs over five, 90 minute sessions from Monday too Friday
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 off at the end of the session.
Plastic Bag: To put your 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.
To enable young people to continue enjoying watersports with us and remain safe we are making changes to the way we run our sessions for under 18’s.
The situation is continually changing. This is current as of 05/07/2020
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
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%.
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
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.
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.
A big thank you: First Class sailing instruction from Ash. My daughter has spoken about her sailing experience all day today at home and school. Fun, inspirational, and a great place to spend as a family. Highly recommend.
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