Rye Watersports has been a Royal Yachting Association centre since 1986 and we give windsurfing lessons to children from the age of 8. We are based on the Kent and Sussex border near Camber Sands. which is only a 50 minute drive from Tunbridge Wells, and easy to get to by road or rail from all areas of Kent, Sussex and Surrey.
Our lake is perfect for children to learn to windsurf on as they feel safe within a confined water area rather than the open sea. All lessons are run over two consecutive days from 10.00a.m to 2.00p.m.

Once children have completed their RYA stage 1 they can come to our windsurfing club which is held on a Wednesday during the Easter and  Summer holidays from 13.30 – 15.30.  After their stage 2 lesson they can join our RYA T15 club held on Sunday’s between 10.15 & 12.15.  These are training sessions in freestyle and racing so children can compete with other T15 clubs in the South East.

Book

RYA Stage 1 – £125.00

windsurfing simulator session (2)
  • 2 day course 4 hrs each day
  • Dry land simulator session
  • Sailing across the wind
  • Tacking and gybing
  • RYA certificate on completion
More Course Info
A great introduction to this exciting sport that children will love. The lesson starts on a dry land simulator where pupils learn the basics without getting wet! Once on the water the course progresses to sailing across the wind, and tacking and gybing. The instructor is always close at hand on the water to give constant guidance and to instil pupils with confidence. At the end of the two days a youth RYA stage 1 certificate is issued to pupils.

RYA Stage 2 – £130.00Book

kids windsurfing stage 2
  • 2 day course 4 hrs each day
  • Faster tacks and gybes
  • Upwind sailing
  • Introduction to beach starts
  • Theory on wind direction and safety
  • RYA certificate on completion
More Course Info
Progression to faster tacks and gybes, stance, and upwind sailing are all elements of the level 2 course. Children are introduced to beach starts, and techniques that make sailing in stronger winds easier. Throughout the two days skills are built upon so children are able to progress at their own pace. All lessons have a short theory session so children understand about wind direction and safety. We recommend children practice before going onto their RYA stage 3

RYA Stage 3 – £130.00Book

windy-vids-simulator-058
  • 2 day course 4 hrs each day
  • How to use a harness
  • Non planing carve gybe
  • Beach starts
  • Stance and control in stronger winds
  • RYA certificate on completion
More Course Info
Stage 3 is is where the excitement really starts. Children are taught how to use a harness and get into the footstraps. We work on improving stance and control when using more advanced equipment. We get you on a funboard simulator to help with tacks and gybes. We teach lots of freestyle tricks and get pupils blasting in stronger winds. Nose sinks, helicopter tacks and race techniques are all covered.

RYA Stage 4- £130.00Book

  • 2 day course 4 hrs each day
  • Get planing and into footstraps with ease
  • Waterstarts
  • Practice carve gybes
  • Improve on all techniques
  • RYA certificate on completion
More Course Info
This lesson improves on all the techniques you have learnt over the previous courses: how to get planing and into the footstraps with ease and get you doing that perfect carve gybe and waterstart, using your harness to maximum effect. Advanced skills can take a lot of practice, but after your two day course you’ll be well on the way to achieving these goals.

WINDSURFING CLUB  

Kids windsurfing Club at Rye watersports
  • Every Wednesday during school holidays
  • £22.00 per session including hire and coaching
  • For children who have completed RYA Stage 1 or above

 

 

> Kids Home > <Kids Dinghy Sailing > <Kids Camps>