RYA Junior Dinghy Sailing Courses

The RYA Junior Dinghy Sailing Scheme runs at our large reservoir and modern sailing centre and club at Queen Mary Reservoir through Queen Mary Sailing Club, Middlesex – just 20 minutes west of London a stones throw from the M3 / M25 / M4. Excellent access for Buckinghamshire, Surrey and Berkshire. The RYA has a syllabus of different stages from beginner dinghy sailing through to dinghy stage 4 and then the advanced sailing modules. From here, many juniors progress into either dinghy racing or become a dinghy instructor.

  • The RYA Dinghy Sailing Instructor Pathway starts with the Assistant Instructor Course, then RYA Dinghy Instructor, RYA Senior Instructor, RYA Advanced Instructor and then further on to the top echelons of the sport – RYA Trainers or RYA Coaches who train the Instructors
  • The RYA Racing Pathway starts at RYA Start Racing, and onto Club Youth Squads, RYA Zone Squads, Regional, National and even the Olympic Development Squads!

All RYA Stages are backed up by logbooks, handbooks and certificates. Each course syllabus is broken down into smaller chunks, so that they can be ticked off in the logbook as a child progresses. Once an RYA  Stage is completed then a certificate is issued. As juniors progress through the scheme, it does start to take longer to complete each stage. For example, Stages 3 and 4 often take 2 or 3 weeks to complete each, particularly if a youngster hasn’t sailed since their last course. Of course, there’s no excuse for that. That’s exactly why we started our Weekend Progression Sessions!

What courses do we run?

RYA Junior Dinghy Sailing Course Dates 2017


Want more information or want to book?

Contact Us: email info@datchetwatersports.co.uk     Tel: 01753 683990

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