Junior Start Sailing / Youth week

Junior Start Sailing

Aimed at beginners these courses provide a short introduction to the sport of sailing.
By the end of the course, participants will have a basic understanding of boat handling techniques and background knowledge enabling them to get afloat under supervision.
ADDED BONUS! Enjoy a sailing experience on our reservoir - you will be surprised how nice it is!


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  • Contact for this course  Jenny Sturt
  • Course OneTwo day (weekend)
  • Course TwoFour Tuesday evenings
RYA HSC

See the RYA stages at bottom of page

Introduction to the sport of sailing. Covers all you need to know to get afloat under supervision.

Courses are either over a weekend or four Tuesday evenings

HSC has a long and established record of encouraging and developing junior sailors through fun sailing programs. Our established team of volunteers behind junior sailing certainly wants to build on this tradition.

So whether you’re child has never set foot in a dinghy before, or whether they are already in to racing we are certain that Hollowell will provide a safe, exciting and inspiring environment to nurture their interest. All our courses follow the RYA Youth Training stages.

Please note that for juniors aged 13 or under, a nominated responsible adult must remain on site during the course.

Course 1 - Sat 6 and Sun 7 June

Course 2 - Evenings 17:30 Tue 9th June / 16th June 23rd June / 30th June

Currently cancelled


Summer Coaching 2020 (NEW)

In order that our children get some time on the water over this summer HSC will be offering the following Summer coaching events.

Note that these events are for MEMBERS ONLY. Only children that already have their Stage 1 can apply for dinghy courses (sorry no absolute beginners at the moment).
Participants will be grouped into bubbles of no more than 5, with one instructor. Bubbles will remain separate from other bubbles throughout. There are no catering or clubhouse facilities. Toilets are available, as are changing rooms for a quick change. Showers are not available. Camping is not allowed. For children under 18 there must be a parent or guardian onsite, and for younger children parents will be expected to help with rigging their child's boat.

Windsurfing 20-21 July 2020 (Mon-Tues)

Learn to windsurf or improve your windsurfing skills on this two day course.

Dinghy Sailing (RYA Accredited) 22 - 24 July 2020 (Wed-Fri)

Working towards the RYA Stages or Racing Skills there will be three bubbles as follows:

Group Pink Red Boats
Current ability Stage 2 Stage 3 Squad
Boats Picos/Toppers Toppers Laser/Own Boats

Dinghy Sailing (RYA Accredited) 29 - 31 July 2020 (Wed-Fri)

Working towards the RYA Stages or Racing Skills there will be three bubbles as follows:

Group Orange Yellow Green
Current ability Stage 2 (younger children) Stage 3 Squad/ older children
Boats Teras Toppers Laser/Own Boats

Please book on the week that best suits your child's ability and boat choice.

With COVID restrictions in place we will have to be very mindful of the weather conditions and our ability to rescue people. . We reserve the right to cancel at any time if it is felt that conditions supersede a groups ability.

Windsurfing £30
Dinghy £40
Dinghy and Windsurfing £70

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RYA HSC

Junior Sailing RYA Stages

Junior sailing courses for Under 16s are generally taught in groups as they learn quicker and enjoy this style of learning. These courses follow the RYA scheme, and working to their ratios for tuition and safety while keeping the courses enjoyable and stimulating.

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Stage One

A basic understanding of how a boat sailing, with some experience of steering and handling the boat

  • Assumed knowledge: None
  • Minimum age: Children from the age of 8
  • Course content: Launching and recovery, steering, parts of the boat, basic sailing
  • Ability after course: Able to steer and understand basic principles

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Stage Two

A range of sailing skills and knowledge to help in becoming a confident sailor

  • Assumed knowledge: Stage 1, unless you are doing a combined Stage 1 and 2 course. Basic knowledge and steering ability
  • Minimum age: Children from the age of 8
  • Course content: Basic sailing skills, rope-work, collision avoidance
  • Ability after course: Able to tack and control boat speed, and understand basic principles

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Stage Three

Rigging, launching and sailing in any direction. Equivalent to Level 2 in the National Sailing Scheme

  • Assumed knowledge: Up to and including the Stage 2 course
  • Minimum age Children: from the age of 8
  • Course content: Rigging, launching and recovery, sailing techniques, capsize recovery, sailing theory
  • Ability after course: Able to launch and sail a dinghy around a triangle in moderate conditions

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Stage Four

Sail a double handed boat as crew or helm, and solve a variety of problems afloat. (optional if Stage 3 was taken in a double hander

  • Assumed knowledge: Up to and including Stage 3
  • Minimum age: Children from the age of 8
  • Course content: Rigging, launching and recovery, sailing techniques and manoeuvres in crewed boats, recovering a man overboard
  • Ability after course: Can launch and return to a beach, jetty or mooring, and sail a crewed dinghy around a triangle in moderate conditions

Thinking of joining us? We suggest you make a visit to the Sailing Club; have a chat and a look around. See our 'Sailing Programme' for opening times. Contact our Membership Secretary - Ruth Cross, if you have a query.