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Kids Sailing Age 5+
@ Hove Lagoon

Learn to Sail Age 6 – 8

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This is a great fun basic introduction to sailing for younger kids. Kids Sailing Taster course runs on Hove Lagoon for kids age 6-8. The course is run over four, two hour sessions.

RYA Courses

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The RYA you sailing courses are suitable to kids age 8 plus. Younger kids that have completed the Taster Course may be able to start the RYA Courses as long as the instructor is happy.

Kids Sailing Age 5

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Kids age 5 can try sailing as a private 1:1 lesson with one of our RYA instructors. We require a guardian to be present on site to monitor the lesson. For more information or to please call us.

Kids Sailing Age 8 - 12
@ Hove Lagoon & Brighton Marina

Learn to Sail

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Learn to sail on Hove Lagoon for kids age 8+. The RYA Youth Sailing Stage 1 course will introduce a basic understanding of how a boat sails. This runs on a Monday and Tuesday, with the option to continue on the RYA Stage 2 on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

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The RYA Youth Sailing Stage 1 course will introduce a basic understanding of how a boat sails.
Course Content Includes:

  • Basic sailing with some experience of steering and handling the boat 
  • Launching and recovery  
  • Parts of the boat 
  • Basic sailing

RYA Dinghy Stage 1 Course at Lagoon Watersports

  • Run by highly experienced and friendly RYA instructors 
  • All specialised equipment is provided, including wetsuits 
  • Suitable for complete beginners or those with a little experience 
  • Group sizes are kept to a maximum of 8 children
  • Master the basics of sailing a small dinghy 
  • Perfect learning location of Hove Lagoon combining shallow and flat water right next to the sea to make the most of the sea breezes
  • We aim to take photos of the Activities which you can download at the end of the course for a small fee.

Course Objective: At the end of the course you will have a basic understanding of how a boat sails.

Prerequisites: None

Suitability: Age 6+

RYA Stage 2

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The aim of the RYA Youth Sailing Stage 2 course is to improve the basic sailing skills learnt on the Stage 1 to become a more confident sailor. Suitable for kids age 6+ and usually runs on Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays at Hove Lagoon. Young sailors will be ready to join our kids clubs.

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The RYA Youth Sailing Stage 2 course is to improve basic sailing skills and become a more confident sailor.

Course Content Includes:

  • Improve basic sailing skills
  • Ropework
  • Collision avoidance and turning

Youth Sailing Stage 2 at Lagoon Watersports

  • Run by highly experienced and friendly RYA instructors
  • All specialised equipment is provided, including wetsuits
    Suitable for those with RYA Youth Sailing Stage 1 or similar experience
  • Group sizes are kept to a maximum of 8
  • Perfect learning location of Hove Lagoon combining shallow and flat water right next to the sea

Course objective: At the end of the course you will be able to tack and control the boat at some speed.

Prerequisites: RYA Youth Sailing Stage 1 or equivalent experience.

Suitability: Age 6+

RYA Stage 3

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Time for a real adventure on the sea from Brighton Marina. An exciting course suitable for kids age 8+ that have completed the Stage 2 or have similar experience. The RYA Youth Sailing Stage 3 course will get youngsters sailing faster and more efficiently with big smiles.

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The RYA Youth Sailing Stage 3 course will get you sailing faster and more efficiently. The course content Includes:

  • Rigging 
  • Launching and recovery 
  • Sailing techniques 
  • Capsize recovery 
  • Sailing theory

RYA Youth Sailing Stage 3 at Lagoon Watersports:

  • Run by highly experienced and friendly RYA instructors 
  • All specialised equipment is provided, including wetsuits 
  • Suitable for those with RYA Youth Sailing Stage 2 or similar experience
  • This course is run from our coastal centre at Brighton Marina.

Course Objective: At the end of this course you will be able to competently launch and sail a dinghy round a triangle in suitable conditions.

Prerequisites: RYA Youth Sailing Level 2 and some sailing in between courses
Suitability: Age 8+

RYA Stage 4

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The RYA Youth Sailing Stage 4 course will improve the childrens sailing skills further so that they will be able to crew or helm a single or double handed boat. This course runs on the sea from Brighton Marina and is suitable for kids age 8+ that have completed the Stage 3.

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The RYA Youth Sailing Stage 4 course will improve your sailing skills further so that you will be able to crew or helm a single or double handed boat.

Course Content Includes:

  • Rigging, launching and recovery
  • Sailing techniques and manoeuvres in crewed boats
  • Recovering a man overboard

RYA Youth Sailing Stage 4 at Lagoon Watersports:

  • Run by highly experienced and friendly RYA instructors 
  • All specialised equipment is provided, including wetsuits 
  • Suitable for those with RYA Youth Sailing Stage 3 or similar experience
  • This course is run from our coastal centre at Brighton Marina.

Course Objectives: At the end of the course you will be able to competently launch and sail a dinghy round a triangle in suitable conditions to the level where we would allow children members to hire on the sea.

Prerequisites: RYA Youth Sailing Stage 3 and some sailing in between courses.
PLEASE NOTE: If the instructor decides that the client has not met the standards of RYA Dinghy Stage 4 they will not be signed off. We can then arrange for some extra tuition after the course.

Suitability: Age 8+

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Kids Sailing Age 12+

@ Brighton Marina

Learn to Sail 12+

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RYA Youth Coastal Sailing Stage 1 & 2 with Lagoon Watersports on the sea in our Laser Stratus’ from Brighton Marina for children age over 12. On this course children will learn rigging, tacking, gybing and sailing across the wind and up and down wind as crew and as helm.

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We run a youth RYA Stage 1&2 Dinghy Course on the sea in our Laser Stratus’ from Brighton Marina for older children over 12. On this course children will learn rigging, tacking, gybing and sailing across the wind and up and down wind as crew and as helm.

 Course Content:

  • Basic sailing practicing steering and handling the boat
  • Learning parts of the boat
  • Ropework
  • Collision avoidance and turning

Youth Sailing at Lagoon Watersports

  • Run by highly experienced and friendly RYA instructors
  • All specialised equipment is provided
  • Group sizes are kept to a minimum 
  • Brighton Marina is a perfect gateway to the sea

Course objective: At the end of the course you will understand how to sail a boat and be able to tack and control the boat at some speed out at sea.

Prerequisites: None

Suitability: Age 12+

RYA Stage 3

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Time for a real adventure on the sea from Brighton Marina. An exciting course suitable for kids age 8+ that have completed the Stage 2 or have similar experience. The RYA Youth Sailing Stage 3 course will get youngsters sailing faster and more efficiently with big smiles.

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RYA  Youth Sailing Stage 3 with Lagoon Watersports

The RYA Youth Sailing Stage 3 course will get you sailing faster and more efficiently.

The course content Includes:

  • Rigging 
  • Launching and recovery 
  • Sailing techniques 
  • Capsize recovery 
  • Sailing theory

RYA Youth Sailing Stage 3 at Lagoon Watersports:

  • Run by highly experienced and friendly RYA instructors 
  • All specialised equipment is provided, including wetsuits 
  • Suitable for those with RYA Youth Sailing Stage 2 or similar experience
  • This course is run from our coastal centre at Brighton Marina.

Course Objective: At the end of this course you will be able to competently launch and sail a dinghy round a triangle in suitable conditions.

Prerequisites: RYA Youth Sailing Level 2 and some sailing in between courses
Suitability: Age 8+

RYA Stage 4

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The RYA Youth Sailing Stage 4 course will improve youngsters sailing skills further so that they will be able to crew or helm a single or double handed boat. This course runs on the sea from Brighton Marina and is suitable for kids age 8+ that have completed Stage 3.

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RYA Youth Sailing Stage 4 with Lagoon Watersports

The RYA Youth Sailing Stage 4 course will improve their sailing skills further so that they will be able to crew or helm a single or double handed boat.

Course Content Includes:

  • Rigging, launching and recovery
  • Sailing techniques and manoeuvres in crewed boats
  • Recovering a man overboard

RYA Youth Sailing Stage 4 at Lagoon Watersports:

  • Run by highly experienced and friendly RYA instructors 
  • All specialised equipment is provided, including wetsuits 
  • Suitable for those with RYA Youth Sailing Stage 3 or similar experience
  • This course is run from our coastal centre at Brighton Marina.

Course Objectives: At the end of the course you will be able to competently launch and sail a dinghy round a triangle in suitable conditions to the level where we would allow children members to hire on the sea.

Prerequisites: RYA Youth Sailing Level 3 and some sailing in between courses
PLEASE NOTE: If the instructor decides that the client has not met the standards of RYA Dinghy Stage 4 they will not be signed off. We can then arrange for some extra tuition after the course.

Suitability: Age 8+

Kids Clubs

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We run instructor lead organised kids sailing clubs at Hove Lagoon and on the sea from Brighton Marina. Kids can also practice out of instructor lead sessions by hiring a boat by the hour or by joining our club.

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