Youth RYA Sailing Stage 1 (8-16) in Poole

Youth RYA Sailing Stage 1 (8-16) in Poole

£ 205

Poole, Dorset

Family-Friendly, Lessons & Courses, Certifications
Minimum age: 8
Poole, Dorset
Max. group size: 6
Cancellation: Strict
Minimum booking size: 1
£ 205

Activity Highlights:

Discover the joy of sailing with our Youth RYA Level 1 course, a fantastic opportunity for young adventurers aged 17 and above to embark on a thrilling sailing journey. At Rockley, we believe that learning to sail is the start of something truly exciting. Our 2-day program is carefully crafted to equip you with the skills and confidence needed to navigate the open water with ease. Join us and set sail on a remarkable adventure!

Key Details

  • Course Length: 2 consecutive days, 9:30am-4:30pm
  • Price: £205
  • Age Range: 8-16 years

Course Breakdown

Our Youth RYA Level 1 course is designed to impart fundamental sailing skills and knowledge that will empower you to sail confidently.

Throughout the course, you will gain proficiency in:

  • Launching and recovery of boats
  • Steering various parts of the boat
  • Basic sailing techniques
  • Rigging and launching
  • Sailing in all directions
  • Rope work essentials
  • Capsize and recovery procedures
  • Vital safety knowledge
  • Making informed decisions in favorable weather conditions

This 2-day course focuses on helping you attain your RYA Level 1 certification, covering a comprehensive range of sailing skills and essential knowledge.


Join us in a picturesque setting that complements your sailing adventure perfectly. Immerse yourself in the world of sailing at our ideal location in Poole Park, Dorset. Precise meeting point confirmed upon booking.


No prior sailing experience is necessary to enroll in the Youth RYA Level 1 course. It is open to individuals aged 8-16 and above who have a passion for sailing and a desire to explore this exciting sport.

Why Choose Us?

We are dedicated to providing exceptional sailing experiences and comprehensive training for all age groups. Our team of experienced instructors, combined with our picturesque locations, makes us the ideal choice for those looking to embark on their sailing journey. Join us for the Youth RYA Level 1 course, and let the adventure begin.

Booking online is simple, so secure your spot today, and set sail on a path to newfound confidence and excitement on the water!

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What's Included:

  • We provide all participants with the necessary equipment and resources to ensure a safe and enjoyable sailing experience:
    • Sailing on Laser Picos or similar boats.
    • Buoyancy aids for all participants.
    • Availability of waterproof jackets and trousers in case of inclement weather.

What's Not Included:

  • Please note that accommodations, meals, and transportation to and from the course location are not included in the course fee.
  • Option to add logbook and handbook to your booking.


Suitable for Events
Car parking available
Storage locker
Changing rooms available
Showers Available
On-site shop
Lunch available on-site
Free Wi-Fi

Frequently Asked Questions

This course is open to children aged 8 to 16 years who are eager to learn to sail.

After successfully completing Level 1, participants can progress to Youth RYA Level 2 to further enhance their sailing skills.

Absolutely! You can view and book our full range of courses at the bottom of this page.

Buoyancy aids and waterproofs are provided. You will, however, need plenty of old clothes – as sailing can be a damp sport! Bring shorts and tee shirts for warmer days and tracksuit bottoms and sweatshirts for colder days. A pair of old trainers or wetsuit shoes is also recommended. We can provide a more detailed kit list upon booking, too.

Our centre is fully equipped with first aid boxes located in the residential accommodation and sailing centre offices. All our main safety boats carry a first aid kit and a radio. All our instructors hold a valid First Aid certificate and attend a health and safety induction when joining the company.

We guarantee to give you the training and do our very best to help you pass the training and assessments. Most of the certificates depend on you demonstrating your competence, so we can’t give you a firm guarantee that you will pass. However, if the worst comes to the worst, you’ll leave us with an action plan to complete.

Extras / Options

The RYA Youth Sailing Scheme offers an engaging and step-by-step approach to mastering sailing skills. With each certified course, you can document and celebrate your accomplishments in this logbook, featuring dedicated pages for logging your experiences and certificates.

In this newly revamped edition, we’ve introduced “take a challenge” segments within the syllabus pages. Additionally, you’ll find expanded content covering the Duke of Edinburgh Scheme, guidance on skill progression, and insights into the instructor pathway.

The RYA’s well-established training methods are globally renowned, and this book serves as an invaluable resource to boost your confidence and expand your knowledge. This latest edition features a brand-new layout with larger and more detailed illustrations designed to enhance the learning experience.

This book is an excellent learning and reference companion, containing crucial information for taking to the water, regardless of age.

Each chapter provides a comprehensive overview of key aspects crucial to mastering the sport, including:

  • Setting up your boat
  • Taking to the water
  • Foundational skills
  • Tacking and Gybing
  • Departing and returning to shore

How it works: 

  1. Make a booking.
  2. The centre will accept your booking, usually within an hour or two.
  3. Pay for the booking to confirm it.

If you have specific questions, please put them in the comments section, and the centre will answer before you pay.

If something isn't right or if there are no dates available, then send us a message in the live chat.

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Cancellation Policy


  • You can cancel until 48 hours before your booking for a full refund
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 24 hours beforehand and the full amount after 24 hours 


  • You can cancel until 5 days before yoru booking for a full refund
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 48 hours beforehand and the full amount after 48 hours 


  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 14 days before their booking
  • If you cancel between 7 and 14 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount


  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 30 days before your booking
  • If you cancel between 7 and 30 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount
  • You can also receive a full refund if you cancel within 48 hours of paying, if the cancellation occurs at least 14 days before the booking starts