An instructor and 4 children sailing a dinghy having fun at mylor sailing school falmouth

Swallows and Amazons Children’s Fun Session

Sunday mornings!  For children aged 6 yrs and upwards.  A fun sailing session with games and to build confidence.

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Every Sunday between the months of April and end of October 10am – 12pm, we have our Swallows and Amazons children’s fun sailing sessions.  A brilliant introduction filled with fun and games.  Two sessions per day during July and August school holidays, 10am – 12pm or 1pm – 3pm.  Children can join from aged 6 years and upwards.  (They still need to be pretty hardy though.)  This is not a lesson but a fun session and a good introduction to dinghy sailing.

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Sent the children on a Swallows and Amazons fun session during half term - absolutely brilliant. All loved it, especially jumping in the harbour at the end...

Frequently asked questions

When exactly do you run these sessions?

Every Sunday between the beginning of April and the end of October (weather permitting). 10am - 12pm and in the months of July and August we also have a later session of 1pm - 3pm.

Do I need to pre-book or can I just turn up?

Pre-booking is essential. We often completely fill and due to the Royal Yachting Association's strict guidelines we are only allowed 6 people with 1 instructor. You can book and pay online via the website or call to book.

I have never done it before is this ok?

This is a very frequently asked question! This session is the perfect introduction to sailing for children. If you have any apprehensions at all then please contact us and we will endeavour to put your mind at rest.

What boats will you use on these sessions?

Depending on the wind, weather and experience of the children that are booked in for each session will depend on our decision for the types of boats that we will use. We will use a larger 16 foot dinghies for the younger, less experienced/nervous children and the instructor will be in the boat with them. If the wind, weather allows, and sailors are experienced then we will also take out the Laser Picos.

What ages normally attend these sessions?

Normally ages 6 - 12 and in July and August we do have some slightly older children as well. All ages between 6 and 16 welcome. You can get in touch to see if any of the sessions are age appropriate for your child.

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 wear a helmet?

It is the policy of Mylor Sailing School for all beginners to wear helmets. Once children have completed their Stage 3 and their skills are current we start to take the helmets off.

Do I have to capsize?

Here at Mylor Sailing School we will never make anybody do anything that they would not like to do. The larger boat will not normally capsize and only experienced sailors will go in the smaller Picos.

I cannot swim is this ok?

Yes this is absolutely fine. You will always be wearing either a buoyancy aid or a life jacket that will keep you floating if you do enter the water. We normally ask this question on the booking form but it is just for our instructors information.

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. Depending on the experience of the sailors it may vary between 6:1 or 9:1. We also have assistant instructors on these sessions.

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