RYA Youth Training Courses

Course Dates

Dates of courses will be published on the training calendar as they become available.

2024 dates

Youth Stage 1:

  • 1 & 2 June
  • 6 & 7 July

Youth Stage 2: 13 & 14 July 

Youth Stage 2 or 3: 21 & 22 Sept

Courses runs over 2 days 0930 -1700, cost is £80. Youth stage 1 is suitable for novices aged 8+. Youth Stage 2 requires Level 1 skills, or at least 6 weeks Juniors Sailing Group

How to enrol

Please complete the application form.

Youth Beginner & Intermediate Courses (8 – 16 yrs)

Sailing with the Juniors’ Sailing Group will develop basic skills sufficient for entry to Youth Stage 2.  Young sailors who have sailed elsewhere or with parents may also apply. 

  • Youth Taster
  • RYA Youth Stage 1 – novice sailing skills
  • RYA Youth Stage 2 – beginner sailing skills
  • RYA Youth Stage 3 – intermediate sailing skills
  • RYA Youth Stage 4 – further intermediate skills in a crewed dinghy

Follow on RYA Advanced Modules for Youth: 

  • Seamanship Skills – advanced boat handling, control and knowledge.
  • Sailing with Spinnakers
  • Start Racing
  • Club Racing
  • Regional Racing
  • Performance Sailing
    Start to Race

Each course is run over two days, where we maximise the time spent on the water. However students may require additional reading or individual practice to achieve the stage standard. All our courses are supervised by an RYA Senior Instructor, and led by RYA Qualified Instructors, and a fee applies. See the column on the left or the training calendar for upcoming RYA Youth Training events and details.

Or for further information please contact our Training Principal, Andrew Selves: