Dinghy Start

Our RYA accredited Dinghy Start course is designed for complete beginners and is ideal for children (8-15 years old).

What will you learn during the course?

By the end of the course you will have learnt all about the essentials of sail handling, wind awareness, steering, rope work and safety at sea. This course then leads perfectly on to the next level course, Dinghy Improver.

Students on a small dinghy on the water

Prerequisite experience:

  • None


  • Dinghy Start Youth – 5 days


  • RYA Youth Stage 1 and 2
Students being taught the basics of a Dinghy

What’s included:

All food, accommodation and equipment, a non-residential option is also available.


All children under the age of 16 will be supervised for the duration of their stay and those on residential courses will have access to their own social area, 50º North. Here they’ll be able to play games, watch a film in the Cinema Room or take part in fun activities organised by our evening entertainment staff, these activities include a disco evening, pool games, crabbing and many more.

Dinghy Start Youth22/07/201926/07/2019 £ n/a £350
Dinghy Start Youth29/07/201902/08/2019 £430 £350
Dinghy Start Youth05/08/201909/08/2019 £430 £350
Dinghy Start Youth - Non Residential Only12/08/201916/08/2019 £ n/a £350
Dinghy Start Youth19/08/201923/08/2019 £430 £350
Dinghy Start Youth26/08/201930/08/2019 £430 £350