If you’re ready to give sailing a try and want to get the basic understanding of how a boat sails, and some experience of steering and handling, this is an ideal starting place.
You’ll get full safety instruction by an Instructor - no it’s not boring we promise! And then you’ll be launching into a good time on the water.
Using one of our modern Laser Pico or RS QuBa, the course includes:
- Launch a dinghy and get under way
- Steer and turn a dinghy when sailing
- Tie figure of eight knots
- know the parts of the boat
- Be confident in the boat
Books to go with course: (Purchased separately) Youth sailing scheme Logbook G11, Start sailing beginners handbook G3
Money from every activity you purchase goes directly to helping those less fortunate to try the same activities. You can see where your money makes a difference by checking out our charity page for our latest projects.
Harbour Challenge is easy to find - we are in the centre of Hamworthy Park in Poole. You can leave your car at Hamworthy Park Surface Car Park and take a short walk to the Centre. Please note that this is now a pay and display carpark between March to October.
Take the main path through the park, walk past the paddling pool and cafe to the cream-coloured building at the end of the park. This is the main Harbour Challenge Centre.
- Useful Info
Enthusiasm for Sailing
Able to swim 25m wearing a buoyancy aid
Youth RYA Level 2
Dates & Times
Two Day Course 09:30-16-30hrs