junior/youth sailing lessons

learn sailing

You will learn sailing though a step-by-step approach following the RYA National Youth Scheme.  To make the most of our courses we prefer that you are confident with the skills of one course before going on to the next course.

Sailing is a sport which gets better with practice, and you should try to sail between courses whenever you can.  Practice makes perfect!

The minimum age for our junior/youth courses is 8 years old, however we a do have a kids program for younger children.

Our course fees include instruction, safety cover, all technical equipment, drinking water, RYA logbook and certification.

We have a huge fleet of boats that we use for our junior/youth programme to include Optimist, Toppers and Topaz sailboats.

RYA STAGE 1

Enjoy the thrills and spills of single-handed sailing, this is an excellent, fun introduction to dinghies allowing participants to progress very quickly. By the end of the course students will be able to steer and understand basic principles.

Entry Level: Beginner
Qualification: RYA Stage 1 Certificate (2 Days)
Course Fees: 5,200 THB
Time: 09:00 – 17:00 hrs
Day: Weekends or by arrangement

 

RYA STAGE 2

By the end of the course, students should have a basic knowledge of steering and sailing across the wind, upwind and downwind. The emphasis throughout the course is fun, with practical activities supplemented by short onshore sessions.

Entry Level: RYA Stage 1 or equivalent
Qualification: RYA Stage 2 Certificate (2 Days)
Course Fee 5,200 THB
Time: 09:00 – 17:00 hrs
Day: Weekends or by arrangement

 

RYA STAGE 3

An ideal opportunity to have fun, consolidate previous skills and move on to the next stage. By the end of the course you will be able to sail a dinghy around a triangle course in moderate conditions.

Entry Level: RYA Stage 2 or equivalent
Qualification: RYA Stage 3 Certificate (2 Days)
Course Fee: 5,200 THB
Time: 09:00 – 17:00 hrs
Day: Weekends or by arrangement

 

RYA STAGE 4

Sailing predominantly in double-handed boats as crew and as helm and learn how to solve a variety of problems afloat.  Learn sailing techniques and manoeuvres in crew boats and recovery of man overboard.

Entry Level: RYA Stage 3 or equivalent
Qualification: RYA Stage 4 Certificate (2 Days)
Course Fee: 5,200 THB
Time: 09:00 – 17:00 hrs
Day: Weekends or by arrangement

advanced sailing

Advanced sailing courses

SEAMANSHIP SKILLS

Sail independently, this course concentrates on traditional seamanship skills, requiring sound boat handling and introducing a wide variety of techniques to enhance safety afloat. Leaving and return to a mooring or beach, anchoring, reefing afloat, sailing backwards, sailing without a rudder and many more essential skills. This course will be using a range of dinghies including the Topaz Omega.

Entry Level: RYA Stage 3
Qualification: RYA Seamanship Skills Certificate (2 Days)
Course fee: 5,200 THB
Time: 09:00 – 17:00
Day: By arrangement

 

INTRODUCTION TO DAYSAILING

Go cruising – passage planning and decision making for dinghy cruising. Get there AND back again with enough water to still stay afloat and get the boat back on to the trailer! In addition to participation in a one day local expedition the course will provide an introduction to basic chartwork, tides, pilotage, rules of the road, and its all here in a structured and enjoyable course programme.

Entry Level: RYA Stage 3
Qualification: RYA Day Sailing Certificate (2 Days)
Course fee: 5,200 THB
Time: 09:00 – 17:00
Day: By arrangement

 

SAILING WITH SPINNAKERS

Learn and practice the use of Spinnakers (Kites). This course will cover the use of asymmetric spinnakers. Rigging ashore, hoisting, setting, gibing and lowering the kite are all practiced in the Topaz Race X and the Topaz Omega.

Entry Level: RYA Stage 3
Qualification: RYA Sailing with Spinnakers Certificate (2 Days)
Course fee: 5,200 THB
Time: 09:00 – 17:00 hrs
Day: By arrangement

 

START RACING

Why not have a go at club racing? This course is the start line for getting into and enjoying club racing. Sailing clubs are friendly and sociable places full of nice people (well we would say that!) so why not get more out of your sailing and join up. We can help you understand what it is all about. The course covers all you need to know to get around the race course safely, in good shape and have fun.

Entry Level: RYA Stage 3 
Qualification: Topper Start Racing Certificate (2 Days)
Course fee: 5,200 THB
Time: 09:00 – 17:00
Day: By arrangement

 

PERFORMANCE SAILING

Improve your boat handling in performance boats with all the bits of string and understand what they do! Build your skills and confidence in performance boats on one of our friendly and enjoyable performance courses.

Entry Level: RYA Stage 3
Qualification: Performance Sailing Certificate
Course fee: 5,200 THB
Time: 09:00 – 17:00 hrs
Day: By arrangement


fun practice sailing

FUN PRACTICE SAILING (3 hours)

This training is aimed at sailors who have completed the stage 1,2 or 3 courses. Fun practice training is to encourage you to practice what you have learned in the previous course, prepare for the next, or just come along and have fun afloat in a safe environment.

We will meet at the Centre, set up boats together and aim for 2 hours on the water playing games that incorporate the skill you need to progress.

Basic mistakes will be corrected but the aim is not to tutor but to let you explore and discover for yourself what you have learned in the previous course. We finish the session with a short debrief and you help to tidy away the boats.

Entry Level: RYA Stage 1 or above 
Qualifications: None
Course fee: 1,200 THB
Time: 09:30 – 12:30 hrs
Day: Sunday or By arrangement

 

club sailing