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OnBoard Sailing Club

Time on the tiller to practice those sailing skillz!

Join us at Southampton Water Activities Centre for our weekly Youth OnBoard sailing sessions. This pass allows access to 13 OnBoard Sailing Club sessions - saving you ££'2 and providing your children with regular tuition afloat - bargain!

Purchase this pass before logging in and allocating your available visits against each session.

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 3 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 3 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.