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Course Aim: working towards RYA Stages 1 & 2

Who the course is aimed for: complete beginners, nervous Stage 1 sailors, sailors who have been off the water for a while

Age Range: 8-15 years

Duration: 5 weeks, 1 evening a week 1600-1830

Maximum Teaching Ratio: 6:1

Boats Used: Single-hander dinghies

Cost: from £135


Please get in touch to arrange suitable availability on 01326 702326 or

 Included in the cost of the course:

  • RYA Youth Sailing Scheme Logbook (those who haven’t been issued one previously)
  • RYA Certificate (upon successful completion of Stages)
  • All specialist kit (buoyancy aid, helmet, dinghy equipment)

Our youth terms are ideal to develop and progress your sailing skills throughout the sailing season.  Beginner or Improver sailing terms are 3 times a year from Easter to Autumn half term alongside the standard school term dates. Our team of RYA Instructors, volunteers and helpers will ensure that every session is carefully managed, educational and most importantly fun! Whilst the main focus is on sailing, other activities may be included should the conditions make sailing unfeasible.

Pick up Points: we can pick up/drop off sailors from either the North side (Ferryboat Beach) or South side (Helford River Sailing Club pontoon or nearby location dependent on tide)

Additional items you will need to bring:

  • Suitable footwear & outdoor clothing
  • Refreshments (minimum water bottle)

A comprehensive list of items to bring will be available in the joining instructions.



Beginner Sailing - Mid-Week

  • RYA 1&2 (prices from)

    Sailors will learn the basics of controlling the boat and how to confidently handle capsizing. Wind and weather allowing, we aim to have a group sailing expedition to the other side of the Helford River on every course – a true sailing adventure!

    £ 135.00
  • RYA Start Sailing - Beginner's Handbook (G3)
    £ 8.49

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Call us on 01326 702326