Multi activity days for children aged 6-13
Go wild for the outdoors and get a taste of all the activities on offer at Dinton! Wild Days are a great way to encourage children out of the house and into the open air. With loads of adventurous activities on offer, this is an excellent way for children to keep fit, make friends and develop water confidence. Book on to individual days or receive a discount when you book a whole week. Ages 8-13
Sailing courses for children aged 8- 13
RYA Junior Sailing Stage 1
This week-long course introduces young participants to the basics of dinghy sailing: no previous experience required! Following the RYA National Sailing Scheme Level 1 syllabus, participants will learn the basic skills to get their boat moving whilst having lots of fun and games along the way. On completion, participants will be able to join our weekly Junior Sailing Club. Ages 8+
RYA Junior Sailing Stage 2
Budding sailors will build on the skills gained at Stage 1 as they work towards Stage 2 of the RYA Youth Sailing Scheme. The new techniques learnt will set them well on the way to becoming independent on the water. Participants can then consolidate their knowledge by coming along to our weekend Junior Sailing Clubs, where they can start working on their Stage 3 skills. Ages 8+
RYA Junior Sailing Stage 3
Stage 3 of the RYA Youth Sailing Scheme focuses on sailing confidently and safely in all directions, and introduces sailors to new manoeuvres and important sailing knowledge. On earning the Stage 3 certificate they will be able to hire a single-handed dinghy at most RYA Recognised Training Centres, so precise and controlled manoeuvres are a must! Stage 3 is a big jump up from Stage 2 and can sometimes take more than a week to complete, dependent on your child's sailing experience and logged hours.
RYA Junior Sailing Stage 4
Venture into the realms of double handed dinghy sailing – the ultimate team work challenge! On completing the Stage 4 certificate, sailors will be fully competent in moderate conditions and ready to progress on to the advanced sailing modules or hire a double handed dinghy at most RYA Recognised Training Centres. Stage 4 is a big jump up from Stage 3 and can sometimes take more than a week to complete, dependent on your child's sailing experience and logged hours.
RYA Advanced Dinghy Sailing
Having completed the RYA Stage 4 course and practiced their skills at Junior Sailing Club, the advanced modules help your child to take your sailing up to the next level.
The RYA Seamanship Skills module will be covered 30th July- 3rd August
The RYA Sailing with Spinnakers module will be covered 20th August- 24th August
Pre-requisites: RYA Stage 4 with logged practice afterwards. Ages 8+.
After School and Weekend Clubs for Children Aged 8 - 13
Junior Paddling Club
Clubs are the ideal way to consolidate your skills between courses, after all, practice makes perfect! Our Junior Paddling Club is a chance for informal coaching and to try a wide selection of boats from canoes & kayaks to SUPs. To join, you must simply take part in a kayak or SUP taster session, or have previous experience from a holiday club. Ages 8+
Junior Sailing Club
Our Junior Sailing Club is the ideal way to consolidate skills between courses: after all, practice makes perfect! Participants receive fun, informal coaching and try a wider selection of boats, including higher performance boats. Club sessions will incorporate games and races with more advanced sailing skills, greatly aiding progress through the RYA Stages. To join the Junior Sailing Club you must first have completed Stage 1 of the RYA Youth Sailing Scheme. Ages 8+
Booking is per half term.