Calshot Activities Centre

Dinghy sailing young people

Young sailors

Our sailing courses are designed to develop young peoples skills in a fun and enjoyable way, whilst following the RYA Young Sailors Scheme. Under the guidance of a qualified instructor children will gradually be introduced to new skills and techniques with the aim of develop their confidence in and understanding of the sport.

Instruction takes place on sheltered water with safety boats always in attendance and a maximum ratio of 6 students to 1 instructor. On completion of each stage the appropriate certificate will be issued free of charge, logbooks can be purchased through our shop and all completed sections will be signed by your instructor.

Courses are fully supervised. In the event of adverse weather, alternative activities will be provided.

Jack Maynard Bursery Fund aims to support local young people who may not otherwise be able to fully afford a course at Calshot.

Oppie sailing

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Oppie Taster for 5-9 year olds

A half day taster for 5-6 year olds to have their first introduction to sailing, or those aged 7-9 who want to try sailing before committing to a RYA Stage One course.
The session will have an emphasis on fun, confidence building and having a go. No RYA stages will be achieved during this session and parents/guardians need to remain on site during the course.

Please note this course is for 5-9 year olds

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Oppie sailing, RYA Stage One

For beginners, or those with little experience, this course is an excellent introduction to the fun and excitement of dinghy sailing. (Non-residential)

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Sailing - Oppie sailing, RYA Stage Two

For those having completed a Stage One course this course helps develop confidence further and introduce new techniques and skills.

 

Pico Sailing

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Pico sailing, RYA Stage One

Using these versatile singlehanded boats is a fun way to start dinghy sailing. Our expert instructors will teach you how to rig, launch and sail these lively and exciting dinghies and soon have you skimming across the waves.

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Sailing - Pico Sailing, RYA Stage Two

For those who already have completed a Stage One course, this course aims to develop skills and confidence further as well as introducing new techniques required to achieve the Stage Two award.

 

RYA Dinghy Sailing & Windsurfing for 10-13 and 13-16 years

Dinghy Sailing

An exciting week for those who want to specialise in the ever popular sport of sailing. Courses are based on the RYA Young Sailors Scheme and will give beginners and advanced sailors alike the opportunity to develop their skills under the guidance of our experienced instructors.

Instruction takes place in small teaching groups and sheltered water with safety boats always in attendance. Certificates are provided free of charge. So as not to miss out on the centre’s exciting landbased activities, one day will be shore-based with the opportunity to take part in activities such as climbing, skiing and archery.

  • £385 Non-residential, includes lunches and evening meal

  • £440 Residential, as non-residential plus 5 nights B&B. These courses run from Sunday to Friday

Stage One/Two

For those with little or no previous sailing experience this is a great introduction to the sport. All the basics will be introduced in a fun and exciting way.

10 - 13 years 2 - 7 August 2015 H 10
10 - 13 years 16 - 21 August 2015 H 19
13 - 16 years 26 - 31 July 2015 H 4
13 - 16 years 9 - 14 August 2015 H 12

Stage Three/Four

For those holding the Stage Two award (or sail at that level) this course will introduce youngsters to more advanced sailing skills and double handed boats.

10 - 16 years 26 - 31 July 2015 H 5
10 - 16 years 9 - 14 August 2015 H 13

Performance Sailing and Spinnaker Course

This course is designed to refine techniques, develop skills and make sailing more efficient. Topics covered include upwind performance, use of tell tales, better tacking and gybing, and an introduction to spinnakers. Youngsters should hold a Stage Four award or be at that level before joining this course.

10 - 16 years 16 - 21 August 2015 H 20

Windsurfing Stage One/Two

For those with little or no previous windsurfing experience this is a great introduction to the sport.  All the basics will be introduced in a fun and exciting way.  Using small, light-weight equipment, specially designed for children, who will be quickly up and sailing under the guidance of their instructor.  The course will follow the RYA Youth Windsurfing Scheme.  So as not to miss out on the centre's exciting landbased activities, one day will be shore-based with the opportunity to take part in activities such as Climbing, Skiing and Archery.

10 - 13 years 2 - 7 August 2015 H 9
13 - 16 years 16 - 21 August 2015 H 18