Sailing Youth Race Training Course
On this RYA Youth Racing Course, our young sailors will learn all the skills required to start racing, including how to maximise the boat's performance and outwit your opponents! From fun racing to regattas – this course teaches all you need to know to get off the start line and round the course. We have a programme that builds on basic racing skills and helps improve the key principles of the start, boat handling, boat speed, strategy and tactics.
We highly recommend this course to keep your child's interest in sailing. Racing is the best way to improve all those skills already learnt on the Stage 3 and 4 courses. Our racing instructors are experienced in racing and will enthusiastically pass on invaluable skills.
- Full tuition from RYA qualified and DBS checked instructors
- All equipment including waterproofs
- Exciting coastal sailing
At the end of the course you will understand race techniques and be more competent and experienced in handling the boat.
RYA Youth Sailing Stage 3 and 4 or equivalent ability
Brighton Marina, BN2 5UP
Courses are run in the school holidays in May, July and August.
Book online from the dates below or call 01273 42 48 42 option 1 or email us.
If you cannot find a date please contact us.
Booking terms and conditions apply and rebooking fees are charged for cancellations made with less than 4 weeks notice.
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We have two centres in Brighton. This activity take place from Lagoon Watersports in Brighton Marina DO NOT go to Lagoon Watersports, Hove Lagoon. If you are taking a taxi please make this clear to the driver.
Finding Brighton Boating once you are in Brighton Marina
Head towards the waterfront where you will see all the cafes and restaurants. Walk to the end of the boarded walk way where there will be a large bridge heading down towards the pontoons. We are the first set of pontoons on the right. Pontoon 6.
To Brighton Marina by car
Approaching the marina from the A27 take the B2123. Turn right at first set of traffic lights, signposted Brighton Town Centre, Racecourse and Marina Village. Turn left at second set of traffic lights, pass the Racecourse and follow the signs for the Marina Village where there is free parking for 1500 cars in the multi-storey car park. From the car park you can either go across a linking bridge on level 6 or from the ground floor of the car park towards all the waterfront cafes and bars. Walk to the end of the boarded walk way where there will be a large ramp heading down towards the pontoons. We are the first set of pontoons on the right. Pontoon 6.
Brighton and Hove bus service operates a number 7 bus approximately every 15 minutes 24 hours a day, from Brighton Town Centre (North Street or Queens Road), to the Marina Village.
Brighton Marina has a bike share station which is either pay per minute or a yearly membership, go to https://www.btnbikeshare.com for more information. For your own bike, racks are available on the main concourses of the pontoons. You must use the racks and not leave bikes on the pontoons otherwise Premier Marina will take them away.
Brighton Marina is a pleasant walk along the seafront from the centre of Brighton, it is 20 minutes walk from the main West Pier. During the summer you will also find the Volks electric railway operates along the front.
The nearest main line station is Brighton with regular connections to Chichester, Portsmouth and London is under an hour away. nationalrail.co.uk
Brighton is within easy reach of Heathrow and Gatwick international airports. Follow the A23 from Gatwick to Brighton. Shoreham airport is also available for private light aircraft.
What to bring
- Be prepared for changeable weather, bring plenty of layers
- Quick drying clothes can be very practical, avoid jeans
- Sunglasses, sunhat and suncream for summer days and woolly hats, thermals and layers for not so summery days
- Non-slip deck shoes, wetsuit shoes or trainers that don’t mark
- If you have your own waterproofs, please bring them, or you can borrow ours
- If you are worried or unsure whether you suffer from seasickness then pills and wrist-bands work well. Don’t arrive on an empty stomach and take tablets with breakfast if you have never been sailing on the sea before, sometimes the motion takes a while to get used to
- Money for lunch or a packed lunch
What not to bring
- Please note that we only have limited lockers for putting valuables in, so please minimise these as much as possible
On our yacht courses we use either our Beneteau 36.7 or Beneteau First 35, these are cruiser/racers with great performance – perfect for learning and RYA courses. They are commercially coded with safety equipment to the highest standard.
We also offer sailing courses in our smaller Delphia 24 keelboats, These 8 metre performance boats are used for racing and day sailing, very responsive boats for our RYA sailing courses.
If you would like more practice after your yacht courses or RYA Sailing Level 2 we offer:
- Sailing Clinics – at weekends from 1600 till 1800 for £40
- Racing – is a great way to practice too, we have boats entered in popular races like Round Island Race, Royal Escape or even mini races on our clinic nights
Lagoon Watersports Limited Terms and Conditions, trading as Brighton Boating
Rescheduling your dates
- More than 4 weeks before course/event – loss of deposit or 25% of course/event fee
- Less than 4 weeks before course/event – 100% of price of course/event
Group changes in numbers
Cancellation by Lagoon Watersports