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1 - 2 December, 10:00 - 16:00 : 1 - 2 December, 10:00 - 16:00

This is the first step to sailing for young children, they will discover a basic understanding of how a boat sails, and will cover launching and recovery, steering, handling and parts of the boat. Children age 6 - 11 will learn to sail in optimists, those that are 11 - 15 will learn to sail in Pico's. Please ensure that you are booking onto the correct age group for your child.

Course Prerequisites: None - non members children under the age of 8 must participate in a one day taster session prior to signing up for this course

Minimum Duration: 2 days

Timings: 10am till 4pm on both days

Minimum Age: 6, however 6 & 7 yr olds must have participated in the taster session first and will not be allowed on the stage 1 course unless they have completed the taster

Ability after course: Able to steer and understand basic principles


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(DOSC club members rate will be applied at checkout)

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The person engaging in the course must be confident in the water and of adequate fitness to engage in sailing lessons.
Course fees are non-refundable and not transferable.
Course fees are lost if you cancel your course, and we are unable to find someone to take your place.
The 2nd day of a 2 day weekend course if missed for whatever reason after commencement of the course is non-refundable. Days of scheduled courses are not transferable to later scheduled courses.
The course will be held in the English Language only.
You must have the course pre-requisites. Failure to produce the correct certificate will enable us to remove you from the course without re-imbursement.
In the event of adverse weather conditions, or situations beyond our control, it may be necessary for us to postpone your booked session. Your lesson will be rescheduled as per availability.

Last updated 9:49am on 17 June 2017

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