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Ocean Elements Youth Squad:

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Youth Squad

If your kids want to learn to windsurf or improve their skills then they’ll love our Youth Squad. A Kids Club with dedicated coaching from our own RYA instructors where they will be windsurfing with other kids each day. We use specialised lightweight kit and our instructors will combine the perfect blend of fun and learning for the best windsurfing experience! 

Youth Squad is a dedicated coaching club which follows the RYA scheme.  Our instructors will organise a bespoke water sports programme for all levels of sailing and windsurfing in the most exciting and fun way possible.  With maximum time on the water, new skills will be learnt in a safe environment where all Youth Squad members can achieve at least one RYA Youth Stage in windsurfing and sailing by the end of the week.  

  • Very popular and limited by availability, so do pre-book!
  • 8 to 13 year olds: £169 for 1 week | £295 for 2 weeks
  • 5 days a week: 09:00 to 17:30
  • 2.5 to 3 hours of dedicated RYA tuition each day (5 days) 
  • Windsurfing and Sailing
  • Free Youth Squad Rash Vest
  • RYA Certificates and Logbooks included
  • Available in school holidays only

A typical fun-filled day

The average action packed day for the Youth Squad starts at 09:30 when they join our sociable daily Kids Clubs which include an array of organised activities led by our childcare staff. Squaddies’ will peel away to do their lessons before re-joining Kids Club for the rest of the day…or as much of the day as parents want.

Lunch is from 13:00 to 14:00, (not supervised), and then it's straight back on the water for more coaching where the emphasis is always on fun.  After the coaching session, the squad instructors will round up the day with a variety of activities, whether that’s going on a bike ride, playing some pool volleyball or even kayaking to a nearby beach. Youth Squad is a very sociable crew of budding young sailors who will have plenty to do until the day ends at 17:30.

What to expect – Dinghy Sailing

Beginner Youth Squad sailors will start learning in the Laser Pico’s, or may even jump into a double handed boat with an instructor. Whereas the more competent sailor can helm one of our more advanced boats such as the RS Feva or Laser 1 for a more challenging sailing session. 

What to expect – Windsurfing

For the windsurfing sessions our instructors will carefully select appropriate equipment for each Youth Squad member. Here at Ocean Elements we have all the latest windsurfing boards from beginner to advanced level and super light rigs to make learning and progression as easy as possible.

Does my child have to join Youth Squad?

Kids don't have to be in Youth Squad to go sailing; children age 13 and below are welcome to sail with a parent or guardian; while children age 14 + can join our free and inclusive adult teaching sessions. 

If under 13’s want dedicated instruction then they will have to join our Youth Squad. Kids Clubs will offer taster sessions for those not in Youth Squad, and these are often joyrides in boats with instructors.

Price includes:

  • 2.5 to 3 hours of dedicated RYA tuition 5 days a week: Windsurfing and Sailing,
  • Youth Squad Rash Vest
  • RYA Certificates and Logbooks
  • Extra supervised activities
  • Fun and sociable groups

How to Book (Limited Spaces)

Spaces for Youth Squad are limited so to avoid disappointment we always recommend pre-booking in advance. The cost is £159 a week or £295 for two weeks. You can book online or over the phone 0844 770 40 70

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