Group of children launching their boats at a slipway at Mylor Sailing School in Cornwall

After School Club RYA Youth Stage 2

This club runs 4.30pm – 7pm in a 4 week block.  Youth Stage 2 involves a wider range of sailing skills that will be taught including some extra points of sail. Children will learn to control the boat speed.  Read more…

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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 – 

Dates 2024 –

Spring Course – 

Tuesdays – 16th, 23rd, 30th  April, 7th May 2024

Thursdays – 18th, 25th April, 2nd, 9th May 2024

Summer Course – 

Tuesdays – 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th June 2024

Thursdays – 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th June 2024

Autumn Course – 

Tuesdays – 10th, 17th, 24th Sept & 1st Oct 2024

Thursdays – 12th 19th, 26th Sept & 3rd Oct 2024

Once children have mastered sailing across the wind they can move onto RYA Stage 2.  This Stage will get youngsters sailing a bit more efficiently.  There are also a couple of extra relevant knots, help to improve wind awareness and some more theory behind sailing small boats. They will learn further basic sailing skills and techniques, rigging, ropework, collision avoidance.  They will be able to tack and control boat speed.

Get on the water straight from school and make the most of our beautiful waters here near Falmouth.


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The After School Club is well organised and my kids love it. Such a great opportunity for them! I wish I had this when I was growing up!! Thanks Mylor Sailing School!

Frequently asked questions

What age can children start the After School Club?

For the After School Club we take from 10 years and upwards (under 10s on invitation only) due to attention span and the technical aspect. We do have our lessons in the holidays from 8 years and fun sessions on a Sunday for ages 6 and upwards. This is for building water confidence and safety awareness. Please get in touch if you have a query.

When are these courses run?

These sessions start at 4.30pm sharp and finish at 7pm. There are 3 lots of 4 week courses run throughout the year, April/May, June/July and Sept/Oct. All in term time.

I have not taken an RYA course before but I have some sailing experience and have been on the water a few times, should I go straight to Stage 2?

If you are unsure whether or not your child is capable of going straight to Stage 2 because they have some experience already and have helmed a dinghy, had a go at tacking etc, then please just call us for advice.

What is the After School Club?

This is a course of 4 sessions run over a 4 week period. It is to get local children on the water and keep them there. There is no profit in this course and the fees pay for only the instructor and boat fuel costs and nothing more. The sessions are slightly shorter and the groups are a bit bigger than the other courses. We have had many great sailors come out of these clubs and many assistant instructors.

What happens if it is really windy?

During the 4 week course on the After School Club, we allow for 1 of these sessions to cover essential other aspects of the syllabus ashore. If we then encounter another week with adverse conditions, we will cancel this and tag another session on the end of the 4 week block. We will always let you know if the session is not going ahead.

If it rains will it still be on?

Yes, we still go sailing in the rain. Most of the time you are going to get wet anyway! We provide all wetsuits for the smaller wet boats and waterproofs for the larger, drier boats to keep you as comfortable as possible. We also provide all the safety equipment.

What do I need to bring?

We provide all the clothing and equipment you will need. If you are going in a smaller boat then you will get wet. Here at Mylor Sailing School we have plenty of wetsuits for all ages and sizes. If you are going in a dryer boat then we will provide waterproof jackets and trousers to go over your clothing. The only thing we do not provide is footwear so you will need to bring something that you don’t mind getting wet, like wetsuit shoes or trainers. If you are wearing a wetsuit you will also need to bring your bathing suit for underneath this and a towel. This will all be explained in your booking confirmation once you have confirmed your booking.

Do I have to capsize?

Here at Mylor Sailing School we will never make anybody do anything that they would not like to do. For the more elementary stages of sailing you need to understand what to do in the event of a capsize and this will be talked through/demonstrated when you are booking onto the RYA courses. Normally once you have had a practical experience of a capsize in a controlled environment then any fears are normally alleviated.

How many people in a group?

For Sailing, depending on the level of experience of the sailor will determine how many we are able to have in a group due to the Royal Yachting Associations strict regulations. We are generally allowed to have 6 people to 1 instructor for the first few levels of the RYA courses. The RYA state that for their courses, depending on the experience of the sailors ratios may vary between 6:1 or 9:1.

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