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2020 Youth Summer Courses.   iCal entry for this event

Due to COVID-19 and the remaining restriction in place by the government the 2020 season has to be changed.

On this page you will find the updated plan, additional information and changes we have implemented.


  • The courses will only run over 5 days, beginners - covering stage 1 and if time stage 2. And Intermediate covering stage 3.
  • Please note stage 4 is not possible (double handers) with the current restrictions but juniors are welcome to sail for the week covering stage 3.
  • You must provide a packed lunch and drink each day.
  • A wet suit will be issued to each student on Monday and returned on Friday.
  • No indoor or changing facilities will be open. 
  • Students need to arrive with swimwear as a base layer ready to pull on a wet suit over the top.
  • Boats will be allocated and used throughout the week.
  • If the forecast is particular unsuitable, days maybe cancelled at short notice.
  • Course times are 10am drop off till 16:00 to allow essential cleaning before students arrive.
  • Participants will be strictly in groups of 5 for the whole week. (courses with 10 spaces will be 2 seperate courses).

These changes are to ensure the safety of students and instructors.


At Draycote Water we normally offer all 4 stages of the RYA Youth Sailing Scheme (YSS) over  5 day course running each week Monday to Friday of the holidays. An outline of the scheme and courses can be found below

There is a minimum age of 8 years old for these courses and advise anyone 16 + to take our adult courses. You do not need to be a member of the club to take part.



Stage 1

This is an introductory course to the world of sailing, giving initial experience and confidence to get out on the water taking control of the boat and sails to gain an understanding of the principles of sailing.

Stage 2

By the end of the stage 2 course you will have a greater knowledge and understanding of sailing allowing you to take a boat out in sheltered water in light winds.

Stage 3

Having completed stage 2 you are now ready for the next challenge, stage 3 teaches you how to sail in any direction and in stronger winds than you would have encountered in stage 2. You also gain the knowledge and time in a boat to call yourself a sailor rather than a beginner.

Stage 4

In stage 4 you take the progression into double handed boats, you practice the same skills as in stage 3 but with the addition of having a more powerful boat, a crew and the different techniques that apply to these boats.


After progressing through stage 1 and 2 it is a good time to hire boats, join in youth club and have fun on the water, please follow the below link for Draycote's youth club details http://draycotewater.co.uk/youth-club/ 


With stage 3 and 4 the options of intermediate youth club, racing and advance courses such as spinnaker sailing become available.


Our Courses


  • 5 Day Beginner course £280 working towards stage 1 and 2

This longer course will progress through stage 1 and work towards and weather permitting achieve stage 2. this will be run with the students in there own boats (tera's and Pico's) with supervision from an instructor close by in a powerboat.


  • 5 Day Intermediate course £280 working towards stage 3 or 4 (5days intermediate)

This is the course for those who have completed stage 2 (or 3) and have logged a number of hours sailing since doing so. As a result they are experienced and competent in all aspects of the completed stages and ready to progress.



What we provide:

  • logbook for beginner courses (and certificate where applicable)
  • Sailing kit.
  • Wet suit.
  • Buoyancy aid.

What you need to provide:

  • Suitable shoes (eg trainers)
  • Towel
  • Swimwear
  • Lunch
  • £1 for lockers (returnable)


Location: Draycote Water Sailing Club


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Code Description Date Start time End time Availability Places
Price Book
RS20 01 5 Day Beginner 13-07-2020 10:00 16:00 closed full £280
RS20 02 5 Day Beginner 20-07-2020 10:00 16:00 closed full £280
RS20 03 5 Day Beginner 27-07-2020 10:00 16:00 closed full £280
RS20 04 5 Day Intermediate 27-07-2020 10:00 16:00 closed full £280
RS20 06 5 Day Beginner 03-08-2020 10:00 16:00 closed full £280
RS20 05 5 Day Intermediate 03-08-2020 10:00 16:00 closed full £280
RS20 07 5 Day Beginner 10-08-2020 10:00 16:00 closed full £280
RS20 08 5 Day Beginner 17-08-2020 10:00 16:00 2 £280
RS20 09 5 Day Intermediate 17-08-2020 10:00 16:00 full £280
RS20 10 5 Day Beginner 24-08-2020 10:00 16:00 full £280
RS20 11 5 Day Intermediate 24-08-2020 10:00 16:00 full £280