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Dinghy Sailing Camp - Youth Sailing Camp

dinghy sailing camp & youth sailing campLearning to sail can be the start of something new and exciting and the best way to get to grips with the basics is by learning to sail a dinghy.  This Youth Sailing Camp will take you through all the necessary sail training to enable you to be confident out on the water.  We offer the Dinghy Sailing Camp from eight to sixteen year olds.

Dinghy Sailing Camp

 Duration:  3 days - 2 evenings
 Experience:  Must be able to swim
 Minimum age:  8 years old
 Held when:  Long weekends and school holidays
 Coach ratio:  No more than 6 students per coach
 Safety boats:  No more than 9 dinghies per safety boat
 Dingies used:  
 "Topaz Race X" ( 1 or 2 man dinghies)
 Certification:  Dinghy Sailing Camp
 Course cost:  See sail training rate sheet

Youth Sailing Course Registration

Dinghy Sailing Camp content

On completion of this Dinghy Sailing Camp the student will have a basic understanding of how a dinghy sails and some experience of handling and steering the dinghy:

Practical sailing abilities

  • Don & wear personal bouyancy aid correctly
  • Confidence in the water wearing a personal bouyancy aid
  • Identify wind direction
  • Help rigging a dinghy
  • Launch a dinghy and get under way
  • Secure a dinghy to its trailer
  • Help with the recovery of equipment used
  • Steer whist sailing or being towed
  • Steer while tacking on a 'reach to reach' course
  • Understand basic dinghy controls
  • Understand the basic principles of controlling speed
  • Paddle a dinghy around a short course
  • Understand why to stay with the dinghy if it capsizes

Background sailing knowledge

  • Name the basic parts of a dinghy
  • Understand what action to take to help someone in distress
  • Understand local hazards
  • Understand how to prepare for a tow
  • Know how to tie stopper knots

Dinghy Sailing Camp activities

  • Environmental guidelines and activities
  • Team games
  • Flag painting
  • Model boat building
  • Model boat races
  • Sailing treasure hunt
  • Sailing DVD's & video clips
  • Paddle skis
  • Marshmallow roasting

Dinghy Sailing Camp notes

  • Students under 9 must be accompanied by a parent or adult sibling
  • Campers are under adult supervision at all times
  • All sailing & safety equipment will be supplied
  • All food & beverages will be supplied
  • Tuckshop will be available after meals

Youth Sailing Course Registration