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RYA Youth Sailing - Stage 1 (7-15)

This course is: Youth Sailing Scheme Course - Start Sailing Stage 1 (7-15)

Come sail away with me!

If you would like to learn the skill of Dinghy sailing, no matter what your age there is an option for you at Astbury Watersports Centre, Congleton. We have courses available from as young as 7. So if you either want to fly solo and learn a new skill or rope the whole family in we have something for you.

The aim of this course is to cover an introduction to the parts of the boat and the basic principles of how to get a boat sailing.

All courses are accredited and certified by the Royal Yachting Association.

Important Information:

  • No previous sailing experience is required to partake in Stage 1 or Level 1 but you must hold lower qualifications to progress to Stage or Level 2 onwards.
  • Content – this course covers launching and recovery, sailing across the wind, turning around, steering and basic parts of the boat.
  • Certificate issuing criteria is as follows - Able to sail across the wind, steer and understand the basic principles of sailing.
  • All courses run for 2 days from 9am - 5pm.
  • Please note we do not provide wetsuits.

2024 Dates:

  • 25th & 26th March
  • 28th & 29th May
  • 25th & 26th July
  • 8th & 9th August
  • 15th & 16th August
£165.00 (£165.00 each)

Stage 1

By the end of this course, you will have a basic understanding of how boat sails and some experience steering and handling the boat. You will cover how to sail across the wind and turn at each end, how to speed up and slow down. You will also look at what to wear and what you need for safety on the water.

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