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 to 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 May, 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.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
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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