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Welcome to junior courses

Our youth sailing and windsurfing courses cater to everyone from complete beginners to seasoned sailors, with multi activity courses building confidence and pathways to instructor training!

We follow the RYA Youth syllabus, sessions are taught by RYA Instructors in a fun and supportive environment, through a mixture of formal and informal practical and theory sessions. RYA certification is awarded upon successful completion of the syllabus, and while we cannot guarantee certification, our goal is to get the best out of all our students during their time with us.

Offered from Easter all the way through to the Autumn half term for children aged 8-15 years.

  • Early Booking Save 10% - (Booking three months in advance)
  • Group booking save 10% - (Booking three or more courses)
  • QMSC Youth Members save 20% - The maximum saving is 20%

Looking for courses in May Half term? - Find them under our May Half Term Page - a reduced three day programme due to the extra bank holidays in 2022.

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Youth Windsurfing

Learn to Windsurf

A fun and action packed introduction into windsurfing. Learn the basics of getting on the board and windsurfing across the wind. Runs over 5 half days in Easter, Summer and October Half Term 2022.

Age: 9-15 years old

Prior experience needed: None

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Next Steps Windsurfing

Next Steps windsurfing follows the RYA Stage 2 syllabus and aims to get you windsurfing upwind and downwind, as well as looking at tacking and gybing to make you a more competent windsurfer. Runs over 5 half days in Easter, Summer and October Half Term 2022.

Age: 9-15 years old

Prior experience needed: RYA Stage 1

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Youth Windsurfing 4

Improver Windsurfing

We follow the RYA Fastforward Formula: Vision, Trim, Balance, Power, Stance, progressing towards RYA Stages 3 and 4. Runs over 5 full days in Easter, Summer and October Half Term 2022.

Age: 9-15 years old

Prior experience needed: RYA Stage 2

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Learn to Sail (8-11)

A fun and action-packed introduction to the sport of dinghy sailing. Get out on the water for the first time and learn to sail across the wind, working towards your RYA Stage 1. Runs over 5 half days in Easter, Summer and October Half Term 2022.

Age: 8-11 years old

Prior experience needed: None!

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Learn to Sail (10-15)

A fun and action-packed introduction to the sport of dinghy sailing. Get out on the water for the first time and learn to sail across the wind, working towards your RYA Stage 1. Runs over 5 half days in Easter, Summer and October Half Term 2022.

Age: 10-15 years old

Prior experience needed: None!

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Next Steps Sailing (8-11)

Our Next Steps Sailing course is structured around the RYA Stage 2 syllabus where you will look at sailing single handed and in many different directions! Runs over 5 half days in Easter, Summer and October Half Term 2022.

Age: 8-11 years old

Prior experience needed: RYA Stage 1

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Adult L1

Next Steps Sailing (10-15)

Our Next Steps Sailing course is structured around the RYA Stage 2 syllabus where you will look at sailing single handed and in many different directions! Runs over 5 half days in Easter, Summer and October Half Term 2022.

Age: 10-15 years old

Prior experience needed: RYA Stage 1

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Improver Sailing (8-15)

Improver Sailing will follow the RYA Stage 3 syllabus, focusing on upwind and downwind sailing as well as manoeuvres such as man overboard recovery. Runs over 5 FULL days in Easter, Summer and October Half Term 2022.

Age: 8-15 years old

Prior experience needed: RYA Stage 2

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Youth Group Feva2

Sailing Competence

Sailing Competence focuses on RYA Stage 4 taught in double handed boats. This is the first course when the student gets to learn teamwork as a helm or crew as well as working in dinghies which have more than one sail. It is run over 5 FULL DAYS.

Age: 10-15 years old

Prior experience needed: RYA Stage 3

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Youth Group Intro

Sea Badger Sailing Week

Sea Badgers Sailing Week is aimed at building skills with plenty of games designed to help you practice and improve. Please note this session is not an RYA course and as such will not be used to sign off anything towards a RYA stage. Runs over 5 half days in Easter, Summer and October Half Term 2022.

Age: 9-15 years old

Prior experience needed: RYA Stage 3

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Youth Group Topper 2

Start Racing

A great introduction to dinghy racing, for those with RYA Stage 3 or equivalent experience already.Includes boat handling, race starts, mark rounding and theory. Runs over 5 full days in Easter, Summer and October Half term 2022.

Age: 10-15 years old

Prior experience needed: RYA Stage 3

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Youth Group Laser 2

Class Training Weeks

If you have completed Start Racing and would like to find a way to hone your racing skills further this is the course for you. Throughout the week we will work on boat handling skills to introduce you to the boat and help you confidently race the boat around a course. We will also cover some racing tips and tricks to equip you with the knowledge to progress up the fleet! Choose between Toppers/Teras, RS Fevas or Lasers.

Age: 10-17 years old

Prior experience needed: Start Racing

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Cat Sailing

Advanced Modules

Once you have completed RYA Stage 4, there are multiple RYA advanced modules available. These range from sailing catamarans to asymmetric spinnakers. If you want to get going fast, find out more about these courses.

Age: 10-15 years old

Prior experience needed: RYA Stage 4

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Multi activity splash

Waterfun (10-15)

An action packed activity week.Sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, and team games. Runs over 5 half days in Easter, Summer and October Half Term 2022.

Age: 10-15 years old

Prior experience needed: None!

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Multi activity waterfun

Splash (7-11)

An action packed activity week.Sailing, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, and team games.Runs over 5 half days in Easter, Summer and October Half Term 2022.

Age: 7-11 years old

Prior experience needed: None!

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