At Rye Watersports we have been teaching children and school groups since 1986. We are committed to encouraging children into all our watersports and provide Royal Yachting Association courses from age 8 upwards and our ‘Kids Camps’ for 7 to 12 yr olds. BKSA Kitesurfing lessons are for children from age 12 years.
Windsurfing and sailing courses are run on our safe inland lake on the South East coast, just on the Kent and Sussex border, and only minutes away from Camber Sands. As well as our normal RYA courses we also run a weekly two hour windsurfing and sailing club during the Summer holidays to help children progress to their next RYA stage.
Our children’s dinghy sailing and windsurfing lessons are perfect for families living in South London who want to get away to the coast for the day, as it’s only just over an hour to get to us down the M.20 or via the M.25, and only 50 minutes from Tunbridge Wells.
We have a thriving children’s windsurfing and dinghy sailing centre with an active T.15 club. Our windsurfing and sailing lessons draw in children from Surrey, Kent and Sussex to enjoy the benefits of sailing or windsurfing on an inland lake so close to the sea where the wind rarely fails us.
Rye Watersports is a family run centre. All my instructors are personally known to me, and have considerable experience teaching children of all ages. As well as being a Royal Yachting Association Centre we also hold an ‘Adventure Activities’ license.
Each summer we run a series of ‘Kids Camps‘ where children learn to windsurf and sail in a fun relaxed environment. It’s a great way to build up their water confidence, interact with other children, and above all have an enormous amount of fun.
Sit on top kayaks are available to hire by the hour, you don’t need to book these in advance. We provide buoyancy aids for all children and adults who use them at no extra cost.