Junior Sailing lessons at the RAYC.

We have selected dates where the tide is high or highish this means that the lessons will not be every week, but we have tried to keep them to the same day.  The first block of lessons will be held from 5:45pm to 8pm on the following dates:

Beginners and intermediates – 2019

Tuesday 7th May Meet and Greet boat intro/land drills etc – Onshore.
Monday 13th May HW 1900.
Tuesday 28th May HW 1830
Monday 10th June HW 1730.
Monday 24th June HW 1630.
Monday 8th July HW 1600.
Monday 22nd July HW 1500.
Monday 29th July HW 2130.
5th – 17th August Menai Strait Regattas
19th August LW 2020
26th August HW 2010
9th September HW 2050
23rd September HW 1810

Intermediate and advanced – 2019

Thursday 9rd May Meet and Greet and boat set up etc – onshore.
Thursday 16th May HW 2200
Thursday 30th May HW 2120.
Thursday 13th June HW 2050.
Thursday 27th June HW 1930.
Thursday 11th July HW 1920.
Thursday 25th July

Thursday 1st Aug

HW 1720.

LW 18:10.

5th – 17th August Menai Strait Regattas
22nd August LW 2200.
5th September HW 1600.
26th September HW 2140.

We have 10 places on Monday and 8 on Thursday nights.  If you are not sure which group to book on to please get in touch so we can advise you.

  • The sessions hosted by RYA Registered Senior Instructors
  • Beginners will tackle stages 1 and 2 of the RYA syllabus
  • Intermediates will tackle 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.
  • 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 5:45 at the entrance to the Dinghy Park on the Green in Beaumaris – just outside the RNLI Lifeboat station


  • Junior Membership is £25 for the year, £9.00 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 but advised.  We have a very limited number of buoyancy aids and helmets available for children to borrow if you do not have one, We also have some wet suits in various sizes so please ask well ahead if you need one as they will need trying on before the sessions.  Please let us know at time of booking.

For more information or to book a place on the course, please contact us.