Aimed at beginners these courses provide a short introduction to the sport of sailing.
By the end of the course, participants will have a basic understanding of boat handling techniques and background knowledge enabling them to get afloat under supervision.
ADDED BONUS: Once you have completed your Stage 1 you can join our Youth Coaching sessions
See the RYA stages at bottom of page
Introduction to the sport of sailing. Covers all you need to know to get afloat under supervision.
Courses are either over a weekend or four Tuesday evenings or four Sunday mornings
HSC has a long and established record of encouraging and developing junior sailors through fun sailing programs. Our established team of volunteers behind junior sailing certainly wants to build on this tradition.
So whether you’re child has never set foot in a dinghy before, or whether they are already in to racing we are certain that Hollowell will provide a safe, exciting and inspiring environment to nurture their interest. All our courses follow the RYA Youth Training stages.
Please note that for juniors aged 13 or under, a nominated responsible adult must remain on site during the course.
Course 1 - Sun 11th April / 25th April / 9th May & 23rd May (mornings)
Course 2 - Sat 5th June / Sun 6th June
Course 3 - Evenings 17:30 Tue 8th June / 15th June / 22nd June / 29th June
Course 4 - Sat 11th Sept / Sun 12th Sept
The week is run by volunteers – and everyone is very welcome to join in.
Our annual Youth Week provides fun sail training for young club members up to the age of 18. It is for all - including beginners.
The week includes rigging & launching, sailing tuition, race with a picnic, water games, social events, a grand prize giving on the final Friday.
You can also camp during the week with access to the club kitchen, toilets and showers.
Early registration is appreciated.
Junior sailing courses for Under 16s are generally taught in groups as they learn quicker and enjoy this style of learning. These courses follow the RYA scheme, and working to their ratios for tuition and safety while keeping the courses enjoyable and stimulating.
A basic understanding of how a boat sailing, with some experience of steering and handling the boat
A range of sailing skills and knowledge to help in becoming a confident sailor
Rigging, launching and sailing in any direction. Equivalent to Level 2 in the National Sailing Scheme
Sail a double handed boat as crew or helm, and solve a variety of problems afloat. (optional if Stage 3 was taken in a double hander