Situated on the local sailing club training lake, sailing is an exciting, easy to learn and safe activity. You will be taught all you need to know using our stable catamaran dinghies. You and your partner can then sail independently around the lake! Good communication, team work and concentration are just some of the skills required for this unique activity!

Maximum group size: 12
Minimum age: 7

Core Values


Working in a new and challenging environment, Dealing with different situations.

Team Work

Communicating with each other to be able to sail the boat efficiently, One person steering and one operating the sail to best effect.


Responsibility with helming a boat independently, Preparing and rigging your boat.

National Curriculum Links:

Physical Education

Take part in outdoor and adventurous activities within a team. Physically active for sustained periods of time. Develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance.
Lead a healthy, active lifestyle.


Identify the effects of air resistance, water resistance and friction, that act between moving surfaces. Explore resistance in water by looking at boats of different shapes. Explore the effects of levers and pulleys.


Use the eight points of a compass, four and six figure grid references, symbols and key (including the use of Ordnance Survey maps) to build knowledge of the United Kingdom.

We help children to:

  • Learn from mistakes, bounce back and try again
  • Try new things with a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Believe that the harder they work, the better they will get at the things that they do
  • Never give up!
  • Love learning!
  • Concentrate
  • Keep on trying when challenges occur
  • Think their way through problems
  • Ask questions and think about our world
  • Make links and notice patterns in their experiences


Technique, skills, awareness, lake, conditions, air flow, draft, reefing, technical, helming, crew, foils, wind, leeway, starboard, port, north, south, east, west, tidal, buoyancy, ripple, shallow, deep, water resistance, rope, knots, friction. 

Activity Passport Links:

You can complete 2 achievements with this activity.

Learn something new about your local area

Take a trip to the seaside or walk alongside the river

National Trust Links:

Learn a new game

Float in a boat

Spot a fish

Go Paddling

Take a friend on an adventure

Discover what is in a river