Holiday Course Specific Booking 2017

Courses open to local & visiting children

Our holiday courses have proven to be a great way for visiting and local children to get to know each other through a challenging and rewarding experience. Our team of RYA instructors, safety boat crews and volunteers will ensure that the every session is carefully managed, educational and most importantly fun!

The primary aim of the courses is to get children on the water in sailing dinghies regardless of their prior ability. Occasionally the conditions or the group dynamic may not allow this. In these cases we have many other activities to engage the children in the local marine environment. These include kayaking and rowing as well as water based team-building activities.

Book your chosen course using one of the Book This Course buttons below. You can book and pay for more than one sailor and/or more than one course. We use PayPal to process your payments, but you don’t need a PayPal account. You can pay as a guest using any major credit card.

We ask for a minimum donation of £100. Anything you can afford to give in addition will go towards our crucial work with children from local primary schools, giving them unique access to their local marine environment but also the skills, confidence and opportunity to thrive. Thank you!

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Summer Holiday Course 5 AM

28th August 2017 – 31st August 2017
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About Our Courses

Children must be aged between a confident 8 years and 14 years old. No previous sailing experience is needed, sailors are grouped according to ability.

We collect the children by boat at 9.30am for morning or 1.30pm for afternoon courses from either Helford River Sailing Club pontoons (Golden Gear steps when the tide is too low), or Helford Passage beach (outside The Ferryboat Inn). If for any reason your child cannot attend please notify us by 8.30am. We return by 12.30pm for morning courses and by 4.30pm for afternoon courses.

All Sailors are fitted with HRCST Buoyancy Aids, but they can wear their own if preferred. Wetsuits are ideal though not absolutely essential. Sailors must have shoes that can get wet. A light windproof jacket is also good, particularly if the forecast is unfavourable. Something to eat and drink on the homeward journey is all part of the fun. A set of dry clothes at the pick up point is a good idea as we can guarantee that they will get wet!

If you have any difficulties or queries please email

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