RYA Youth Sailing Scheme on Windermere

Junior Sailing Courses are specifically tailored for Under 14s and cover all aspects of the RYA Youth Syllabus.

RYA Youth Sailing Scheme

The Youth Sailing Scheme is normally undertaken on a modular basis, but can be carried out over a couple of days if desired.


RYA Youth Sailing - Start Sailing Stage 1

The RYA Stage 1 course provides a basic understanding of sailing a boat, with some experience of steering and handling the boat in a safe and controlled environment. This is a beginners course, tailored to participants under 14 years of age.


RYA Youth Sailing - Stage 2

The RYA Stage 2 course is designed to develop a range of sailing skills and knowledge leading on to becoming a confident small boat sailor. Including more points of sail, tacking, controlling boat speed, relevant knots and some more theoretical aspects of sailing small boats.


RYA Youth Sailing - Stage 3

The RYA Stage 3 course covers Rigging, launching and recovery, sailing techniques, capsize recovery, sailing theory.


RYA Youth Sailing - Stage 4

The RYA Stage 4 course covers Rigging, launching and recovery, sailing techniques and manoeuvres in crewed boats, recovering a man overboard.


Course Prices

Course Duration Price Per Person (Min 2 People)
2 Days £190.00


What’s Included

  • Instruction by Royal Yachting Association qualified instructor
  • Protective clothing and safety equipment


What’s Not Included

  • Personal insurance
  • Towels
  • RYA logbook and certificate



The course dates show your actual activity days and the course will run from 10:00 to around 16:30 each day. There will be a break for lunch at a convenient time. Please arrive at 9.30 on your first day to book into the centre.


What To Bring

We recommend that you bring: 

  • Plenty of warm clothing (quick drying fleece & thermals are ideal)
  • Swimming costume
  • Towel
  • Trainers or wetsuit boots
  • Hat & gloves
  • Sunglasses & sun cream
  • Flask or water bottle



Lunch is not supplied however those attending courses at The Watersports Centre are eligible for a discount of 10% off food at the Langdale Lounge at Low Wood Bay. Alternatively candidates can bring their own lunch.


Age Limits

This course is aimed at those aged 14 years or under.


Course Dates

We are not currently running any RYA courses. We do aim to restart offering courses in the future outside of peak season. Email watersports.lowwood@englishlakes.co.uk to enquire.



Pre-booking is essential.

Hire & Activities can be booked by calling us on:

015394 39441

All sessions are subject to availability & weather conditions.

Courses are not currently available to book. We aim to restart offering courses outside of peak season (school holidays), email watersports.lowwood@englishlakes.co.uk to enquire.

Before arrival please check:
Opening Times | Terms & Conditions | Car Parking & Facilities

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