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Youth Sailing Courses

The RYA Youth Sailing Programme is one of the most popular programmes that SLYC runs. The programme consists of four stages, each stage builds upon knowledge and ability to produce an individual that will be able to sail a dinghy by themselves confidently in moderate conditions.

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These week long courses are run throughout the summer period for children aged 7-15, by qualified RYA Instructors. The course is run Monday – Friday, 10:00 till 16:30 each day, so please ensure you have a packed lunch.

Upon achieving RYA Youth Level 4, students can go on to do RYA Advanced Courses, such as Start Racing, Sailing with Spinnakers & Day Sailing. More information on these courses can be found on the Advanced Sailing tab.


Prices are:

– £190 for Members

– £235 for Non-Members

Please see below the dates for 2024 courses, these are now open for booking! To book, click on the links below.


  • 15th – 19th July 2024 (To book click here)

  • 22nd - 26th July 2024 (To book click here)

  • 29th July - 2nd August 2024 (To book click here)

  • 5th - 9th August 2024 (To book click here)

  • 19th - 23rd August 2024 (To book click here)

To ensure you child is safe and comfortable on the course, we recommend you ensure that they have the advised clothing. This includes, wetsuit, wetsuit boots/trainers (they will get wet!), waterproof jacket and a buoyancy aid. SLYC does have a small selection of equipment that you may borrow when on the course. If you need any advise or wish to ask any questions with regards equipment, then please don’t hesitate to contact us, contact details are at the bottom of the page.

Please note, children’s ability will be assessed by the Senior Instructor during the course, progression to the next stage of the programme will be given once they are happy with the competence and ability of the sailor. Due to this, it is important to recognise that this means it can take more than one week before progressing.

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us:


Phone: 02897541883

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