The courses are intended for children aged between 7 and 13. Participants must be able to swim, because it is not unheard of for sailors to fall into the sea. Being able to swim 25 metres in a swimming pool is the minimum requirement. Our courses for youngsters and adults are here.
What you will learn
During the beginner’s course, you will learn the basics, such as getting your boat ready for sailing, starting off from the shore, the basics skills of sailing, and returning to shore. You will learn to use the rudder to steer and the sheet to adjust the sail, to tack (turn a boat’s head into and through the wind) and gybe (swing the sail across a following wind).
In the advanced course you will learn more advanced sailing skills such as sailing into the wind (tacking) and into the tailwind, sailing different types of courses, cruising and much more!
The boating section of the course covers the basics of navigation and maritime safety, such as identifying nautical signs, maneuvering according to them, and boaters’ skills (such as the main boater’s knots). In addition to teaching children basic sailing skills, they will also learn about safety on waters.
Sailing basics are practiced in the water with fun exercises, such as a skills track and sponge tag. And before you know it, you’ll know how to steer your dinghy. We have exercises on the shore, in the classroom and obviously on the water. Weather permitting and if you feel like it, you can also try capsising your dinghy and getting back into it.