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 equipment
  • Packed lunch daily


  • All equipment
  • 4 nights kids camp bunk style accommodation (Monday – Thursday)
  • Buffet breakfast, packed lunch and hot evening meal
  • Full evening activities programme, including:
    • UKSA  Olympics
    • In-house Cinema
    • Disco
    • Human Board Games
    • Egg Drop
    • Crabbing
    • Quiz
    • Treasure Hunt
    • Pool Games

Children are supervised at all times by our experienced and safeguard trained watersports instructor team throughout the day. Those on residential courses have access to their own dedicated kids area and evening activities programme run by our expert evening entertainments teams.

Please call us today on 01983 203001 or email [email protected] for further information or details on how to book.

We offer a discounted rate for Permanent Island residents please contact us for more information.

Dinghy Start Youth20/07/202024/07/2020 £ n/a £315
Dinghy Start Youth27/07/202031/07/2020 £395 £315
Dinghy Start Youth03/08/202007/08/2020 £395 £315
Dinghy Start Youth10/08/202014/08/2020 £395 £315
Dinghy Start Youth17/08/202021/08/2020 £395 £315
Dinghy Start Youth24/08/202028/08/2020 £395 £315