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Youth OnBoard Sailing Club

sailing - Up to 12 people


Join us at Southampton Water Activities Centre for our weekly Youth OnBoard sailing sessions.

Buy your CLASS PASS here - saving you money per session and allowing your children more time on the water this Autumn term!

RYA OnBoard launched in 2005 with the intention to get more young people on the water through sailing and windsurfing. Since then the programme has helped well over three quarters of a million young people try sailing and windsurfing and learn an activity that in many cases stays with them for life.

The programmes emphasis is on enjoyment and fun for all those involved but sailing and windsurfing compliment the school curriculum in important subject’s areas too, including Science, Technology, Maths and even English.

Youth OnBoard sailing is the perfect way to gain experience and time on the water after completing the Youth Stage 2 course in a safe, supervised way. Our friendly instructors are on hand to answer sailors questions, offer their 'top tips' and solve any problems they may have afloat.

Why choose Youth OnBoard Sailing Sessions at SWAC?

  1. Highly qualified RYA Instructors deliver each session
  2. Access to the River Itchen and Southampton Water*
  3. On water safety cover with RYA Safety Boat qualified drivers
  4. Opportunity to sail a range of Youth boats including the RS Tera, RS Quba's, Laser Pico, RS Zest and RS Feva
  5. No maintenance or insurance costs
  6. No boat park fees
  7. Equipment is provided

*weather depending

Please note that if you are unable to prove your ability with a Youth Stage 2 RYA Certificate, you'll need to request to book a Direct Assessment, charged at £30.

Please Note:

During the COVID-19 outbreak, we are offering COVID Secure activities to the public.

To ensure that we can provide a safe environment for all participants and our staff, we are implementing the following procedures;

  1. We ask that you not attend if you, or anyone in the household, are showing symptoms of COVID-19.
  2. We will coordinate all activities so you will join your group straight away after sign in.
  3. We will ask all participants to wash their hands upon arrival, in between activity sessions and prior to eating.
  4. We will offer activities that do not require high physical support / physical contact.
  5. We will be deep cleaning twice daily as a minimum standard.

What to bring

If your children have their own sailing kit, please bring this with them. If not, we have wetsuits, helmets and buoyancy aids available.


Our RYA OnBoard sailing sessions are suitable for sailors currently at Youth Stage 2 and above.


Full refund if cancelled 21 days prior to the commencement date

If cancelling a booking more than 21 days prior to the activity commencement date, alternative dates, course credit or a refund can be offered. For some cancellations an administration fee may be charged. Cancellations within 21 days are charged at the full rate and non-refundable.

Cancellation of any booking must be made in writing. For cancellations with less than 48 hours’ notice, please contact the venue direct by telephone. Please familiarise yourself with our full booking Terms and Conditions by clicking here.

If the conditions on the day aren’t ideal but the activity is still taking place, refunds & rescheduling will only be provided under special circumstances. We look forward to seeing you at your sessions. If you have any questions in the meantime, please get in touch with a member of the team.

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Where we'll meet

£17.50 for children

Thu, 7th Apr
16:30 - 19:30 · 12 spaces left
Sat, 9th Apr
13:00 - 16:00 · 12 spaces left
Thu, 14th Apr
16:30 - 19:30 · 12 spaces left

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