Junior Sailing Lessons at the Royal Anglesey Yacht Club

We run Junior sailing lessons using our RS Feva XLs here at the RAYC, our lessons begin in May and run through to the end of our sailing season in September. For more information or to book a place, please contact us via email: steviescanlan@aol.com

  • The sessions hosted by RYA Registered Senior Instructors
  • Beginners will tackle stages 1 and 2 of the RYA syllabus
  • Intermediates will work on stages 3 and 4 of the RYA syllabus
  • Develop on-the-water skills and seamanship over the course of the sessions.
  • Boats used will be RS Fevas (double handed boats).
  • As well as teaching the basics of sailing, the sessions are designed to be fun, build confidence and respect for the water and the environment around us.
  • We will run a session even if the weather is too bad to go on the water, you will be notified by email in advance and a theory session will be held at the RAYC club house, 6-7 Green Edge, Beaumaris.
  • Children will be expected to be on time, help rig launch recover and put boats away before going home, they will also be required to pay attention and want to learn.  We reserve the right to exclude any child who misbehaves as this disrupts the rest of the group and can be dangerous.
  • Meet at 18:00 at the entrance to the Dinghy Park on the Green in Beaumaris – just outside the RNLI Lifeboat station.


  • Junior Membership is £30 for the year, then £12.00 per session
  • Membership covers full insurance, safety cover and full use of club facilities.
  • The junior membership fee shall be waived if a parent is already a member of the RAYC.

Equipment needed

All children will need a long wet suit, wet suit shoes or boots (trainers will also work) socks and a correctly fitted buoyancy aid. Helmets and cags are optional.  

Junior Sailing Dates – 2023

Mon 29th April Theory and intro session
Tues 7th May HW 2310
Mon 20th May HW 2200
Mon 3rd June HW 2100
Mon 17th June HW 2040
Mon 1st July HW 1500
Mon 15th July HW 1830
Mon 29th July HW 1800

5th – 17th August Menai Strait Regattas – no junior lessons but this event is fun and open to all so please put it in your diary as we hope that some interested juniors could take part.

Mon 19th August Theory as LW 1750
Tues 27th August HW 1740
Mon 9th September HW 1500
Mon 16th September Training Party at the RAYC club house

Junior Bootcamp – We are planning to run two junior boot camp weekends at the beginning of the season, these will be full days (9am to 5pm weather dependent) and run at the start of the season on consecutive weekends 4th and 5th May and 11th and 12th May.  We plan to get the children working through the RYA Dinghy syllabus over these two weekends to enable us to run more focussed sessions in our normal training nights – these boot camps will ensure that the children are able to rig and launch independently,  meaning we get on the water faster and can really have fun and practice racing during the season.  If you would like to take advantage of this exciting new development please contact steviescanlan@aol.com.  The costs will be £100 for both weekends (£25 per day but you will need to commit to both weekends for it to be worthwhile).