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Youth - RYA Learn to Sail Stage 1 - 5 days for ages 12-16


Qty (1 to 6)

Price from £250.00

Key Course Information

Course Duration: 5 days
Running Times: 09.15 - 17.00
Awarded Certificates:
Minimum standard: None required
Minimum Age: 12 years
Aims and course outline: Working towards the RYA Stage 1 and 2 certificates.
 An introduction to the parts of the boat and the basic principles of how to get a boat sailing, Developing the skills needed to sail around a course and understand the basic principles needed to become a confident sailor
  • Duration: 5 Days
  • Age: 8-12 yrs
  • Pre requirements: No prior experience necessary
  • Description and course content: This course is for kids who have little or no experience of dinghy sailing and wish to begin their journey to becoming a confident sailor.
During the course you will learn about the basic parts of the boat, launching and recovery, sailing on all points of sail and turning around using tacks and gybes. You will also gain experience of improving your boat control, boat speed and how to avoid collisions as well as some ropework to help you out on the water.
This course follows the RYA Stages 1 and 2 schemes “Start Sailing”. Please note that whilst we work around bad weather where possible and endeavour to cover everything necessary, all certificates are issued depending on students reaching the required levels and having enough sea time to fulfil the course criteria.

The Plas Menai team consists a very experienced team all very excited to welcome you to a weekend of full sailing emersion at our ultimate venue on the Menai Strait where every day the conditions are so different.


Plas Menai will provide all necessary personal protective clothing including wetsuits, waterproofs, buoyancy aids and helmets.
Please bring with you;
  • Swimming togs & towel

  • Footwear for on the water

  • Sock that cover your ankles

  • 50p for locker



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