Tel: 01590 672677

Holiday Camps

We provide RYA courses all year round for both members and non-members.

Beginner and Improver Holiday Camp (Juniors) 

Discover the thrill of sailing on the Solent at our Beginner and Improver holiday camps! Join us and embrace a love for the open waters!

No Previous Experience Required!

No experience is required for the Beginner Camp (RYA Stage 1 - 2); Improver Camp requires participants to have achieved at least RYA Stage 2 or equivalent and leads to (RYA Stage 3 and RYA Start Racing).

Five Days

The course spans five days, encompassing four and a half days of RYA Stages and a half day of participation in the fun of our Wednesday Junior Sailing program.

Ages 8 - 15


From £225

Members: £225 
Non-members: £325

Key Information

The 5-day youth beginners' camp aims to cover RYA Stage 1 and RYA Stage 2. It is a fun introduction to sailing that will give participants confidence on the water. The Improvers Camp will focus on RYA Stage 3 and Start Racing. For more information on the RYA stages Syllabus look here.

What's Included?

  • Use of a buoyancy aid for the duration of the course
  • Certificate (on successful completion)
  • Logbook (if attending Stage1)
  • Instructor, boat costs

What Will I Need?

  • A wetsuit or waterproof jacket and trousers
  • Shoes you do not mind getting wet - neoprene shoes or old trainers are best
  • Lots of warm thin layers
  • Change of clothes if you get wet
  • Lunch and snacks to last the day
A comprehensive kit list will be sent as part of the course joining instructions.
On successful completion, candidates will be awarded the appropriate Youth Sailing Scheme certificate.

This course is continually assessed and the candidate is required to meet a minimum standard to successfully complete it.

We always strive to do everything we can to help a candidate pass, but sometimes this is not possible. In the event the standard is not reached, candidates will be issued with an 'action plan', detailing what needs to actioned in order for the candidate to receive a certificate. Additional training may come at an additional cost. Sometimes we can offer an alternative qualification.

Please ensure you are aware of our cancellation policy, available here.

Dates and Booking

Beginners Camp Book Here!
Improvers Camp Book Here!

Members: £225
Non Members: £325

Beginners Camp Book Here!
Improvers Camp Book Here!

Members: £225
Non-Members: £325

Beginners Camp Book Here!
Improvers Camp Book Here!

Members: £225
Non Members: £325

Beginners Camp Book Here!
Improvers Camp Book Here!

Members: £225
Non Members: £325

Beginners Camp Book Here!
Improvers Camp Book Here!

Members: £225
Non Members: £325

Book Beginners Camp Here!

Book Improvers Camp Here!

If you are struggling to find dates that work for you, we may still be able to arrange a course to suit. Please email our Team, on [email protected] or phone on  01590 672677 to discuss.

(Due to Youth Week, we have no camps the week of 19/08/24 - 23/08/24. Sailors need to have their stage 3 to table part in this week. For more details, see here)

What Makes Our Training So Great?

"Olli was a brilliant instructor. Personable and patient he taught the course in simple, easy to understand language. He assessed his pupils quickly to deliver the course with the right balance of professionalism and fun that we were clearly looking for.​"
"We wanted to thank the instructors for teaching us about powerboats this weekend. We felt we learnt a great deal, although as with all things, the more you know the more you realise there is to learn! We both enjoyed it enormously and are looking forward to practising...maybe when the weather is a little warmer!"
"I have completed the PB2 course and I would just like to pass on my thanks to the instructors who ran a very professional and informative course. All of the instructors were calm, reassuring and patient and I would certainly recommend them to friends!"
"Brilliant day, practiced so much, heaps of thanks given me much more confidence to volunteer when my son sails in the Tera fleet on Saturdays.​"

Our Equipment

We have a varied fleet of powerboats including RIBs, a launch, tiller steered Rigiflexs, and a Cheetah Marine multihull. Haven Jubilee is our go to boat for most powerboat courses. She was launched by our patron, HRH The Princess Royal, in 2022 and is fitted with depth sounder and electronic navigation aids.

We have a fleet of over 55 sailing dinghies: from Optimists and Hartley10s to RS Fevas and Topaz Argos - with many classes in between! We invest in our fleet, maintaining our boats to a high standard. We also can't wait to welcome a fleet of RS Zests in early 2024!

Our Facilities

Our clubhouse sits right on the waters edge- it is possible to walk out the classroom door and be on the water in seconds! We have a large pontoon where we store most of our sailing dinghies, with an innovative floating slipway to launch them without having to get wet. It also provides a great space to tie boats up to for lunch limiting the amount of times you have to pull them up the slipway!

Our Sailing Area

We have access to some of the best sailing areas on the South Coast. The sheltered lakes provide a great space to take to the water for the first time and the Western Solent provides a more challenging area for those looking to push themselves.

Our Instructors

Our instructors provide a friendly welcome and bring a wealth of experience to the club. We really couldn't do it without them!