After School Club RYA Youth Stage 1
This club runs 4.30pm – 7pm in a 4 week block. Stage 1 is a beginner course and involves getting to know parts of the boat, how to sit in the boat and turn the boat through the wind, tacking. Read more…
More course information
Available days of the week for this course are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Minimum age is 10 years
3 courses run per year, Spring, Summer and Autumn –
Summer Course –
Autumn Course –
Stages 1-2 and 3-4 Tuesdays – 5th, 12th, 19th, & 26th Sept
Stages 1-2 and 3-4 Thursdays – 7th 14th, 21st, & 28th, Sept
Spring Course –
Tuesdays – tba Apr/May 2024
Wednesdays – tba Apr/May 2024
Thursdays – tba Apr/May 2024
For The Stage 1 course will start on the shore with a simulated land drill to show children how to sit in the boat, how to turn the boat, how to communicate with their crew etc. The training will probably take place in a Laser Pico which are fantastic training boats. The children are then taken to the sailing area and a course is laid out across the wind. The instructor will be coaching from close by in a powerboat. Children will sail across the wind between 2 points. There is also some background theory, including some safety aspects, knots etc. Also covered on this course is launching and recovery, steering, parts of the boat, understanding the basic principles of sailing.
Get on the water straight from school and enjoy the tranquility and fresh air in our area of outstanding national beauty here near Falmouth.