Kids and Youth Sailing 2018-04-20T15:51:59+00:00

Kids and Youth Sailing

Learn to Sail Age 6-8

Fun taster sailing course at Hove Lagoon to get kids age 6 started. We can offer 5 year olds private tuition. All courses are run by RYA instructors.

Learn to Sail Age 8 – 12

RYA kids sailing courses are run at Hove Lagoon for kids age 8+. Younger kids that have completed the taster may be able to enrol.

Learn on the sea Age 12+

For young people age 12+ we offer a full range of RYA Youth Sailing Courses which run on the sea from our centre at Brighton Marina

Improvers RYA Stage 2

Improve sailing skills and knowledge on Hove Lagoon becoming a confident sailor. Builds on the RYA Stage 1 course.

RYA Stage 3 & 4

We offer RYA Youth Sailing Stages 3, 4 and the youth racing course from our centre at Brighton Marina. Suitable for kids age 8+ that have completed the Stage 2 and done some sailing practice in between courses.

Clubs and Hire

Loving watersports? Got the bug and want to some more?…. Now come and enjoy practicing and making friends at our Kids Clubs. Kids can also hire either by the hour or by joining the club.

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Inspected and assessed by RYA, BWSW, LOtC

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Proud & happy to have been run by the same management since 1994

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Customer Reviews

We just wanted to thank all of you involved with last week’s kids’ activity week. My daughter, Helena, aged 11, had an absolutely fantastic time and loved every minute of every day.

Sarah Bullen

My son Joshua has just finished the children’s watersports course that was on this week. He really enjoyed it and had such a great time. Just wanted to let you know how much fun he had and to say thank you for looking after him and introducing him to watersports! He is keen to do more sailing in the future.

Claire

Just wanted to say a big thank you for the private session with my kids Arran and Freya yesterday. Leah was brilliant with them, and gave them a really great experience despite the wind! We’ll most certainly be back.

Rob

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 with

Mrs Perry

Frequently Asked Questions

Discount for more than one child? 2018-02-23T08:34:38+00:00

If you are booking more than one child on to one of the courses or activity weeks you will receive a 10% discount for the second and any further children. This is also applicable when the early booking discount is running! If you are unable to get the discount to apply when booking online please give us a call. If you are booking more than 4 children again give us a call.

Is standup paddleboarding suitable for children? 2018-02-18T11:21:58+00:00

Yes they love it. At Lagoon Watersports we have shorter paddles for little people and as Hove Lagoon is only waist deep it is very easy for them to enjoy it.

Inherent risks 2018-02-17T09:33:59+00:00

We have taken all reasonable steps to provide your child with the level of care and assurances of safety appropriate to the activities they will undertake. However, you should be aware that certain inherent risks remain which are integral to the activity and which cannot be eliminated without destroying their unique character. Such risks can lead to feelings of discomfort, fear and apprehension and in some very rare cases, injury.

Parent briefings 2018-02-18T11:13:35+00:00

The kids courses which run during the school holidays start with a short parent briefing. Please take the time to attend this briefing as it will explain how the course works and other information we feel you should know.

Lost property : 2018-02-05T16:51:06+00:00

We get a lot of lost property and it can be very difficult to identify items, particularly when wet.

  • Please encourage your children to take everything home at the end of their session.
  • Please name your children’s clothing
  • If you leave something behind contact us as soon as possible, ideally the same day.
Do you take photos of kids activities 2018-02-05T16:47:45+00:00

We frequently take photos and videos of activity sessions involving both adults and under 16’s. These may be used in our brochures, social media and other promotional material.

If you do not want photos taken of your child please let us know.

How do I know my child is in a safe environment? 2018-02-17T09:29:15+00:00

We take the safety of all our customers very seriously and in particular children. All the staff are DBS checked, they are all qualified by the NGB of their sport so this will be the RYA, BWSW and BSUPA. Many of them are qualified with all of the above. To become an instructor they all have to have a current First Aid Certificate. Both the Brighton Marina and Hove Lagoon sites are inspected in regard to their equipment and also their operating procedures and have to reach very high standards.

My child is keen to try windsurfing but is quite small and not that strong. 2018-02-20T12:40:21+00:00

At Lagoon Watersports we like to encourage the children to start when they are young so we have some very small sails designed specifically for little people. They are very light so they start with those and as their strength builds and their skills develop they can move to the larger ones.

Changing Bookings 2018-01-26T13:42:54+00:00

Please click here for our full booking terms and conditions and ensure that you understand our cancellation policy.

Be aware rebooking fees are charged for cancellations made with less than 4 weeks notice.

Our cancellation policy applies in all circumstances including no shows, illness, relocation, transport failure and bereavement.

The reason for this is when you make a booking with us we assign staff and equipment to deliver the booking, we are therefore unable to offer that space to anyone else. We will have made commitments to staff for your booking and we may have turned away other bookings. Unfortunately we are unable to get insurance that covers us for this loss. We therefore do not offer refunds for cancellations as we are likely to incur costs.

Course Cancelation Insurance

You 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 and an excess of £25 per claim.

Our Advice

  • If you pay by credit card your cancellation maybe covered by your credit card provider.
  • Consider taking out course cancellation insurance.
  • Your holiday insurance may cover you for course when you stay on our boats.
Kids and Parents Membership 2018-04-15T11:26:35+00:00

You are welcome to add your kids to your Beach Club membership. If they are of the required ability they can go on the sea (when conditions are suitable) provided we have written parental consent.

Prices

 

Prices for Kids memberships when not added to a existing membership

Do the children need their own wetsuits and other equipment? 2018-02-20T12:42:01+00:00

No, all they need to bring on the day is their swimwear and towel. We will provide everything else for them but if they have their own they are very welcome to bring them. Please make sure if they do bring their own that it is labelled.

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