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Learn to Sail in Cornwall - Youth Course RYA

  • Location PL24 2TL
  • Price from £160.00
  • Boating
  • Learn new skills


A fun introduction to sailing that teaches the basics of getting on the water, learning how to steer, the parts of the boat, along with basic sailing skills and principles. The course runs over 2 days, 10am - 3.30pm and all kit is included. The course is suitable for those who have tried a bit of sailing before and would like to get their qualification and for those with absolutely no experience, but love being in the water, having fun, and want to learn a new skill!
2020 dates: April 6th & 7th, May 25th & 26th
NOTE - We’ve changed how we operate due to Covid-19 with your health and safety in mind. If you’ve got any questions on the steps we’ve taken, just drop us a message

Day 1

On arrival at Polkerris, you'll be kitted up, given a briefing and introduced to the boats. The day will begin on land, getting to know the boats, learning basic steering and capsizing drills, as well as how to set the boats up, before getting on the water to hone your skills. There will be a lunch break (you are welcome to bring your own food or buy something from our cafe) and you will cover some theory. Then it's back on the water (weather dependant of course!) to continue practising your new skills.

Day 2

You'll get kitted up and straight down to the boats to recap what was learned on day one. After a quick recap, including rigging up the boats correctly, it'll be back on the water to recap skills and keep developing your steering, turning, and sailing across the wind. There might be some capsizing and some harder challenges too, as well as some games before and after lunch! Weather depending, you'll spend as much time as possible sailing in order to build your confidence and sailing ability.

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Effort Level

You’ll be working up a sweat. Bring along a touch of enthusiasm and a little determination

  • Chilled
  • Active
  • Tough


    What's included

  • Drink Hot drinks
  • Equipment Wetsuits, buoyancy aids
  • Other changing rooms and showers, a RYA log book

    What you'll need

  • Warm Clothing hat, gloves (optional)
  • Food optional packed lunch or money for cafe
  • Drink
  • Other swimming costume, towel, beach shoes, sun cream/hat


Custom Policy

By Polkerris Beach: ​We may cancel or postpone activities at any stage in the event of bad weather, equipment failure or other factors beyond our control. In this event, we will offer alternative session dates or a full refund where applicable. By Customers:​ In the event of cancellation, notice must be received 7 days prior to session/course date. A cancellation fee of £20 will be charged. There will be no refund for cancellations within 7 days of the session date or if you do not arrive for the session/course. If you have to postpone your booking, we will try and arrange an alternative date but reserve the right to charge a late notice fee.


PL24 2TL


Polkerris Beach Company

Polkerris Beach Company

Polkerris Beach Company is the experience provider for Learn to Sail in Cornwall - Youth Course RYA