Watersports Activity Days and Royal Yachting courses for Schools and Groups


Children love our watersports activity days and RYA courses where they can enjoy the thrill and challenge of windsurfing and sailing. It is a wonderful way for them to become water confident and learn a new skill and, perhaps, eventually become watersports instructors themselves. Stand Up Paddleboarding can be included as an activity for older children.

We offer a variety of programmes ranging from 2 hour taster sessions to full days on the water. Children can experience a combination of sports including Windsurfing, Dinghy Sailing, Paddle Boarding & Kayaking. The choice is yours and sessions are tailor made to fit your requirements.

Alongside our multi activity days we can also offer multi day RYA Courses in both Dinghy Sailing & Windsurfing. This means children can gain their internationally accredited RYA Stage 1 &/or Stage 2 in a chosen sport.

All activities can count towards attainment targets in the Outdoor and Adventurous Activities area of Key Stages 2 to 4.

We are passionate about introducing young people to watersports. It can build confidence, resilience and independence in  children with all the benefits of spending time outdoors which improves physical health and mental wellbeing. 

School group water sport lessons


Activity Day Sessions 

Group sessions are normally run as a four hour block with a break for lunch, but if time is limited a two hour a.m. or p.m. session is available.  All our instructors are either BKSA, RYA, or BSUPA qualified so you will get a good introduction into the activities you have a go at as well as a super fun day out. There is a safe decking area to wait for busses to arrive.

Full day session – £58.00

Our full day sessions usually include 2 hours of sailing, 1 hour of windsurfing and 1 hour of paddle sports.

Half day session – £38.00

Half day sessions available in windsurfing or sailing and paddling

Proposed itinerary

09:30 – 10:00 – Arrive introduction and change into wetsuits
10:00 – 12:00 – Sailing lessons
12:00 – 12:30 – Lunch Break
12:30 – 14:30 – Windsurfing lessons
14:30 – 15:00 – Change and award certificates

Proposed itinerary

09:30 – 10:00 – Arrive introduction and change into wetsuits
10:00 – 11:00 – Paddle Sports 
10:00 – 12.00 – Windsurfing or Sailing lessons 

School Group Windsurfing
School Group Sailing

Weekly Programmes

We can also offer weekly 2 hour sessions for your students to work towards an internationally recognised RYA qualification in Sailing or Windsurfing. 

Proposed days:

Stage 1 – £175.00

5 x 2 hour sessions over multiple days for RYA Stage 1

Stage 2 – £175.00 

5 x 2 hour sessions over multiple days for RYA Stage 2

We run these regular sessions across multiple weeks at a slightly reduced rate of £35 per session, making it £175.00 total per participant for the 5 sessions. We can tailor a weekly program to fit your timetable so please get in contact should you want to discuss further. 

Rye Watersports holds an Adventure Activity Licence (AALA) and is a Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Training Centre.  All of our instructors hold National Governing Body Qualifications, and these are underpinned by regular in house training. All staff are DBS checked, First Aid trained, and have undergone Safeguarding training. We can forward copies of these to your school including our health and safety documents.

We are proud to be included in The Royal Navy CCF RN /RM list of Centres who provide third party activities for cadets.

Kent and East Sussex County Council recognise Rye Watersports as a provider of watersports activities for schools. 

Our public & product liability insurance is £10,000,000.

We would be very happy to come to your school to discuss the above programmes.  We understand each group has its own needs and are happy to create a bespoke session for your pupils.

Please call 01797225238 or email team@ryewatersports.co.uk with any questions or to make a booking.