Hengistbury Head RYA Start Racing (Youth)

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Hengistbury Head RYA Start Racing (Youth)

Course Details

This course is designed to give sailors the confidence, skill and knowledge to take part in club racing in good conditions. The course involves the sailor taking part in a range of enjoyable exercises designed to build confidence and improve skills.

Information & Support

Experience required: RYA Stage 4

This course is suitable for those aged 9-15 years. 

The Centre has a team of experienced sailing staff, who will guide your child through these early stages of their sailing experience.  The shallow waters of Christchurch Harbour make it an ideal place to learn to sail.

Your child will need to bring shoes for the water eg beach shoes or wetsuit boots (not crocs or flip flops as these come off too easily) and swimwear to wear under a wetsuit.  If staying for the day, they will also need to bring snacks, lunch and plenty to drink.  Suncream and hats are advisable too.  All other equipment is supplied, eg wetsuits, bouyancy aids and helmets.

Course fees & Duration

£145 for a course of two consecutive full days, or £90 for a course of two consecutive half days.  Start times vary depending on the date you choose.

Available dates and locations

Code Location Date Day Time Contact
Code: LHHFC014 Location: Hengistbury Outdoor Centre Please contact us to register your interest for the next available start date. Day: Various Time: Various Contact: 01202 425173
Code: LHHFC015 Location: Hengistbury Outdoor Centre Please contact us to register your interest for the next available start date. Day: Various Time: Various Contact: 01202 425173

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I enrol on a course?

To enrol please call one of the numbers below or print and complete an enrolment form then pop it in the post.

Brockenhurst or Lymington courses 01590 679457

New Milton or Ringwood courses 01590 625222

Can I start the course part way through?

For some courses, this may be possible.  Please contact leisurecourses@brock.ac.uk to confirm.

What do you define as a 'beginner'?

Beginner is someone who has little or no knowledge of the subject area.

Please contact leisurecourses@brock.ac.uk for further clarification or to take a quick assessment to find out the most suitable level for you.

What do you define as 'intermediate'?

Intermediate is for those who have completed a beginners course with us or have some knowledge of the subject but would like to learn more.

Please contact leisurecourses@brock.ac.uk for further clarification or to take a quick assessment to find out the most suitable level for you.

What do you define as 'advanced'?

Advanced for those who have completed an intermediate course with us or are proficient in the subject.

Please contact leisurecourses@brock.ac.uk for further clarification or to take a quick assessment to find out the most suitable level for you.

Are there any age restrictions (young/old)?

Students need to be 19 years old or over.

There is no upper age limit.

What should I take with me on the day?

Please see ‘Information & Support’ within each individual course information page.

If you require further details please email leisurecourses@brock.ac.uk

How much does the course cost?

The cost of each course will be displayed on each individual course information page.

If you require further details please email leisurecourses@brock.ac.uk

Can I pay for the course in instalments?

Each course needs to be paid in full before the start of the course.

Are there any concessions available?

Reduced fees may apply for those on specific benefits.

Please contact leisurecourses@brock.ac.uk for more details.