Schools Watersports Courses Brighton

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Schools Watersports Courses – Brighton

Watersports Courses at Hove Lagoon

 Watersports Courses leading to recognised qualification

We can offer a range of courses leading to a nationally recognised qualification that fits in with the national curriculum, or suitable for Duke of Edinburgh Awards and BTEC Public Services and Sports Courses.

We are flexible with session planning with sessions from just an hour upwards. Sessions can be weekly, daily, what ever suits your requirements.

Full tuition and all equipment including wetsuits is provided for all activities.

Chose an activity from the following list:

  • Windsurfing (age 8+)
  • Wakeboarding (age 10+)
  • Sailing (age 6+)
  • Standup paddleboarding (age 8+)

Or Multi Activity Courses

Instead of focusing on one activity many groups like to try a range of activities.

Activities available include :

  • Windsurfing (age 8+)
  • Wakeboarding (age 10+)
  • Sailing (age 6+)
  • Standup paddleboarding (age 8+)
  • Raft building and racing (age 8+)
  • On land team challenges (age 8+)
  • Kayaking (age 8+)

Minimum Group size:  5 students

Maximum Group size: 60 – 100 students depending in program and availability.

Availability:  April – Mid December

Start Times:  08:30 – 1900 (subject to light)

Guide Price and options:

Based on a min of 4 or more sessions.

1 hour £16.00 pp

90 mins from £18.90 pp

2 hours from £22.50pp – choose up to two activities

3 hours £31.50 pp – choose up to three activities

For the summer school holidays in July and August please add approximately £5pp to the rates above.

We work to a ratio of 1:6. If an additional instructor is required for a group of 6 there is an additional fee of £35 for the first hour and £18 per hour after that.

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What to Bring
Swimwear: To wear under the wetsuit and impact vests which are provided.
Towel: We have hot showers so you will need a towel to dry yourself off at the end of your session.
Bag: To put your wet things in.
Other stuff: Suitable clothing for the weather on the day. Sunscreen, layers in case the wind gets up, anorak or waterproof jacket.
What Not to bring
Valuables. We have free lockers in the changing rooms but better safe than sorry.

Health and safety

  • Public liability insurance
  • Risk assessments can be emailed to you.
  • We are inspected by the the RYA, BWSW and LOtC.
  • All staff are training to NGB standards.
  • Any staff that work with children are DBS checked

Cancelation Policy

When you make a booking with us we assign staff and equipment to deliver the booking. That means we are unable to offer that space to anyone else.
If you cancel that space we are likely to incur a loss.  We will have already made commitments to staff and we may have turned away other bookings. We are unable to get insurance that covers us for this loss.
We therefore do not offer refunds for cancellations. If we did not do this we would have to put up our prices for everyone.
Our cancellation policy applies in all circumstances including no shows, illness, relocation, transport failure and bereavement.

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.

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 where you stay on our boats.

Cancellation charges

• 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. 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 course over £150 and £10 for course 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 £20.
2 weeks notice this will cost you an additional £50
3 days notice this will cost you an additional £100
24 hours notice this will cost you an additional £150
Postponement by us due to bad weather
On 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.
Please make sure you have read our full booking terms and conditions 

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Watersports Courses @ Brighton Marina

 RYA Youth Coastal Sailing Stage 1, 2, 3 or 4

At Lagoon Watersports students can achieve their RYA Sailing qualifications from Stages 1-4. The certificates within our Youth Sailing Scheme are a significant achievement. Instructors can sign off each skill as students complete it and once completed, student’s certificates can be of used in other areas of study or activities such as PE at school, or the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.

Stage 1: A basic understanding of sailing, with some experience of steering and handling the boat. The syllabus will include: rigging, sailing across the wind at the helm and as crew, tacking and gybing, learning parts of the boat and basics of sailing.

Stage 2: A range of sailing skills and knowledge to help in becoming a confident sailor. The syllabus will include: sailing at the helm and as part of the crew, trimming sails and balancing the boat, ropework, coming alongside, reefing a boat and collision avoidance.

Stage 3: Rigging, taking the boat out under power and sailing in any direction. The syllabus will include: rigging for the conditions, more advanced sailing techniques and sailing theory. We introduce some racing to expand on trimming and sail skills.

Stage 4: Solve a variety of problems in a boat. The syllabus will include: recovery of person overboard, coming alongside a powerboat, anchoring under sail, better sail trim, more advanced tacking and gybing. After this course they will be qualified to hire a boat from us or most centres across Europe and will have a tidal endorsement meaning they are qualified for sea sailing, not just lake or reservoir.

Guide Price: £30 per session per student

Duration: Weekly sessions of 90 minutes over Spring and Summer Terms. The number of sessions depends on how many stages wish to be achieved. We are also flexible with timings.

Suitability: Age 10+

Prerequisite: These sessions can be aimed for those with no experience to those with experience. We can assess levels and put students onto the course that will suit their ability. If any students already have their Youth RYA Sailing Level 4 we can deliver more technical training or adult qualifications, this can be explained in more detail upon request.

Sailing & Navigation Event

With compasses at the ready students would begin the day by studying charts, in order to plan a trip along the Sussex coastline. Once out on the ocean students will utilise their skills in navigation and chart work whilst learning to sail along the coast. This event creates a great sense of achievement whilst reaching the planned destination. Our sailing and navigation event is a great day for practical and theoretical learning – a fun challenge for all students involved.

  • Reading charts and key symbols
  • Taking bearings and distances
  • Checking tidal information and weather
  • Safety briefing and rules of of the road
  • Plan and execute a trip to Hove, Shoreham or Newhaven
  • Sail the yachts or keelboats and learn the ropes aboard working as part of the crew

Price: £85 pp

Duration: 1 day, 1000-1500

Suitability: Age 12+

Prerequisite: No experience required

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Once again a very successful trip, with enthusiastic and encouraging staff at the Lagoon

Miss Caulfield, Head of Prep Outdoor Pursuits

Wakeboarding was really good fun and Hove Lagoon was a good location. The staff are nice and the water was clean. I would really recommend this to anyone who doesn’t mind getting wet, because you will get wet! Even if you have not done it before it is easy to learn. The most enjoyable bit is being on the water at fast speed and not falling off!

Ellis Wardle, Pupil

The trip was epic! On my first go, I got up on my feet and I was wakeboarding! Then I fell, but I got up and did it again and again until I could do a jump start and get to the other end of the lagoon faultlessly. It was challenging with the cold water and wind but the thrill made up for it without a doubt. Overall a great trip which put a smile on my face for the rest of the day

Billy Mathur, Pupil

Eddie has just returned from the 2nd day of the windsurfing course today. He had a fabulous time. It was fun watching him in the sunshine and seeing him progress from being a complete beginner to sailing across the lagoon on his own. Many thanks to Amber for the expert tuition. Eddie already says he wants to return for the next level. It was great fun.”

Eddies Mum

“We have been using Hove Lagoon now for many years for all our watersports provision. We have had activity weeks, sailing and windsurfing courses and have recently taken part in the schools sailing cup. We have always found the Staff of the Lagoon to be incredibly professional in their work and our students have all made great progress while having a fantastic time. The equipment is up to date and of high quality. I would strongly recommend Hove Lagoon to other schools. They make the booking and organisation easy. Well done Hove Lagoon”

Paul Miller, Deputy Head Cardinal Newman School

Booking :

Call 01273 42 48 42 option 2 or email us.

Site Visits:

Please feel free to call us to arrange a site visit.

Health and Safety Documentation:

Insurance and copies of risk assessments can be emailed to you on request.

Booking terms and conditions apply and rebooking fees are charged for cancellations made with less than 8 weeks notice.

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