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 Tasters for 5- 9 year olds

9am-12.30pm £40  
25 July (Friday am) STJ 2  
8 Aug (Friday am) STJ 3  
22 Aug (Friday am) STJ 4  

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

Oppie Sailing for 7-11 year olds

RYA Stage One

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

£150 non residential, includes lunches 9am-4.30pm each day
26 - 27 July SL1J 5A
28 – 29 July SL1J 6
30 – 31 July SL1J 7
4 – 5 August SL1J 8
11 – 12 August SL1J 9

RYA Stage Two

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

£150 non residential, includes lunches 9am-4.30pm each day
23 – 24 July SL2J 2
30 – 31 July SL2J 3
6 – 7 August SL2J 4
13 – 14 August SL2J 5
 

Pico Sailing for 11–16 year olds

RYA Stage One

A fun way to start dinghy sailing, using these versatile singlehanded boats. 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.

9am-4.30pm each day £150 non-residential includes lunches  
28 – 29 July SL1Y 2  
4 – 5 August SL1Y 3  
11 – 12 August SL1Y 4  

Pico Sailing for 11-16 year olds
RYA Stage Two

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

9am-4.30pm each day £150 non-residential includes lunches  
30 – 31 July SL2Y 2  
6 – 7 Aug SL2Y 3  
 

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

£435 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 3 – 8 August H11
13-16 years 3 – 8 August H12
10-13 years 17 – 22 August H20

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 3 – 8 August H13

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 17 - 22 August H21

RYA Windsurfing Weeks for 10-13 years and 13-16 years