Children’s sailing

We never fail to be amazed by the speed at which children pick up sailing.

Come and learn to sail from the age of 8 up.


Come along on a Thursday evening about 6pm from April to September and have a Taster. Children can go out with a parent or guardian and an instructor in a GP14. Or if conditions are suitable, on their own - or with one other sailor - in a single-hander such as a Pico or Topper (at the discretion of the Senior Instructor on duty).

There are plenty of club boats for children to learn in: Oppies (shown right), Toppers (shown below), Picos and also RS Teras and RS Fevas


As we are a voluntary (non-AALA registered club) parents or guardians are responsible for their children at all times and one of them must be present when their children are at the Club.


After the second taster session, both child and parent must become members of WHSC – either as part of a Family membership or as a Junior with a sailing or non-sailing membership (£10) for the parent or guardian.


Summer Holiday courses are not available at WHSC this year, but we recommend that you investigate Phoenix Outdoor Centre, which operates from their base just down the lake ( and is running courses all through the summer holidays; or Wembley SC which is running courses on selected weeks.


Windsurfing training for children


Young members can learn to windsurf with a parent or guardian present.

The absolute minimum age for windsurfing is 10 years, it is also at the discretion of the instructor on duty; for young windsurfers we cannot guarantee they will be permitted to sail.

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for childrens' taster sessions.

We have a number of small rigs specifically designed for children







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