Sailing

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The Phoenix Outdoor Centre has a fleet of Laser Pico sailing dinghys, two RS Visions, an RS Feva, three Laser Radials and two Hansa 303 wide access boats and offer sailing courses linked to the RYA Stage 1 – 3 of the Youth Sailing Scheme and Levels 1 – 3 plus “Start Racing” of the National Sailing Scheme for adults. We provide sailing for schools and groups – see below for more information.

After participating in one of our courses, you can continue through our RYA youth “OnBoard” and adult Supervised Sailing sessions on Thursday evenings for recreational sailing or we can signpost you to the Welsh Harp Sailing Club or Wembley Sailing Club on the Welsh Harp to take part in sail racing. We are an RYA Sailability Centre and can offer access to the water for people with disabilities.


NEW FOR 2018 – FAMILY ACTIVITIES

Let us organise a session just for you and your family (min. age 9) learning one of our water sports. Bring up to 6 family members for some fun afloat, sailing, kayaking, canoeing, windsurfing or SUP boarding. Contact us for some suitable dates and a booking form.

Cost from £200 for a three hour session for up to 6 people.


 SCHOOLS, GROUPS & COLLEGES

“Schools & Colleges RYA Stage 1” This course is based on 6 x 2hr sessions for up to 6 students in 3 dinghys to 1 instructor or up to 12 students in 6 dinghys to 2 instructors. At the end of this introductory course, you will have a basic understanding of how a boat sails and some experience of steering and handling the boat. The cost of the course includes the RYA Youth Sailing Scheme Logbook and Certification. We would recommend the purchase of the RYA book “Go Sailing” G32 for ages 7-12 or “Start Sailing” G3 for teenagers and adults, as supplementary reading for the course.

“Schools & Colleges RYA Stage 2” This course is based on 6 x 2hr sessions for up to 6 students in 3 dinghys to 1 instructor or up to 12 students in 6 dinghys to 2 instructors. At the end of Stage 2, you will have a range of sailing skills and background knowledge and be well on the way to being a confident small boat sailor. The cost of the course includes the RYA Youth Sailing Scheme Certification. We would recommend the purchase of the RYA Youth Sailing Scheme Logbook G11 (you should already have this from the “RYA Stage 1” course) and RYA book “Go Sailing” G32 for ages 7-12 or “Start Sailing” G3 for teenagers and adults, as supplementary reading for the course.

“Schools & Colleges RYA Stage 3” This course is based on 6 x 2hr sessions for up to 6 students in 6 dinghys to 1 instructor. Having completed Stage 3 you will be able to sail in any direction and rig and launch your boat. Your skills and knowledge mean that you can regard yourself as a sailor, not a beginner. The cost of the course includes the RYA Youth Sailing Scheme Certification. We would recommend the purchase of the RYA Youth Sailing Scheme Logbook G11 (you should already have this from the “RYA Stage 1” course) and RYA book  “Go Sailing” G32 for ages 7-12 or “Start Sailing” G3 for teenagers and adults, as supplementary reading for the course.

Download our Phoenix Outdoor Centre – Schools & Groups Prices – 2018 or for more details and bookings contact:

Centre Activities Manager – Mark Underwood – 07854 655968 / mark@phoenixoutdoorcentre.co.uk

Centre Organiser – Phil Atkinson – 07837 585798 / phil@phoenixoutdoorcentre.co.uk


STARTER & TASTER SESSIONS 2018

We are running a series of Starter and Taster Sessions in Kayaking and Sailing throughout the season, plus in May Windsurfing and Stand Up Paddle Boarding  – these are an ideal way to try out a new sport, before signing up to a course.

PUSH THE BOAT OUT & GO CANOEING WEEK

The Phoenix Canoe Club and Outdoor Centre in association with Royal Yachting Association “Push the Boat Out” & British Canoeing “National Go Canoeing Week”, are running a weekend of “Starter Sessions” in Kayaking, Sailing, Windsurfing and SUP boarding on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th May 2018 for anyone from age 9-99.

KAYAK ~ SAIL ~ WINDSURF ~ SUP

The cost for the session is £15 per person for kayaking, SUP’ing, sailing or windsurfing. All sessions must be pre-booked and paid for online. Please arrive 20 minutes before the session starts to book in and get changed and allow a similar time afterwards. We will supply dinghy or windsurfer, SUP board, kayak and paddles plus cagoule and buoyancy aid. You will be in a coached group for the whole session.

Saturday 12th May 2018              Sunday 13th May 2018

Session 1 – 10.30–12.00pm          Session 1 – 10.30–12.00pm

Session 2 – 12.30 – 2.00pm          Session 2 – 12.30 – 2.00pm

Session 3 – 2.30 – 4.00pm            Session 3 – 2.30 – 4.00pm

Bookings shut 1 week before the event

Starter Sessions – Kayak – Sail – Windsurf – SUP

KAYAKING & SAILING TASTER SESSIONS

We are running Kayaking &/or Sailing Taster Sessions throughout the season. The cost is £15 per person for for a 1.5 hour session. All sessions must be pre-booked and paid for online.

Please arrive 20 minutes before the session starts to book in and get changed and allow a similar time afterwards. We will supply dinghy or windsurfer, SUP board, kayak and paddles plus cagoule and buoyancy aid. You will be in a coached group for the whole session.

Taster Session Dates:

Sunday 15th April 2018 – 2.30 – 4.00pm

For May dates see “Starter Sessions” above.

Sunday 24th June 2018 – 2.30 – 4.00pm

Sunday 26th August 2018 – 2.30 – 4.00pm

Bookings shut 1 week before the event

Kayak & Sailing Taster Courses 2018

SILVER SUNDAY KAYAK OR SAIL TASTER

In association with the London Borough of Barnet, we are running a kayaking (or open canoe) or sailing taster session for anyone over the age of 55. The 1.5 hour session is £15 and can be booked and paid for online by clicking on the blue button below. Please arrive 20 minutes before the start time to allow time to register and get changed.

Our Silver Sunday tasters are being held on Sunday 30th September 2018 from 2.30 – 4.00pm

Bookings shut 1 week before the event

Silver Sunday Kayak & Sail Tasters

For all Starter & Taster sessions you will need to bring:

  • T shirt or sweat shirt
  • Shorts or tracksuit trousers
  • Old trainers, sandals or wetsuit boots (no Crocs, wellies or slip-ons)
  • Hat / suntan lotion if sunny
  • Towel
  • Dry clothes to go home in
  • Money for drinks / snacks
  • WebCollect printed booking voucher

We will supply all specialized equipment plus cagoule and buoyancy aid. You will be in a coached group for the whole session.

For more information contact:

mark@phoenixoutdoorcentre.co.uk – Sailsport

phil@phoenixoutdoorcentre.co.uk – Paddlesport

Young people under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian (parents can be on or off the water)  Spaces are limited – first come, first served.

View our 2018 Brochure


YOUTH COURSES

Youth Sailing courses for the public are run through Camp Phoenix school holiday sessions.  You can download more information here Camp Phoenix 2018 flyer or book by clicking here.


ADULT COURSES

RYA Dinghy Sailing Level 1 Courses 2018

An RYA course in dinghy sailing on the Welsh Harp Reservoir introducing you to the sport with all you need to know to get afloat under supervision.  The course will cover how to sail in all directions, including an awareness of launching and recovering.  At the end of the two day course you should be able to sail in light winds under supervision.

Course A – Weekend 21st and 22nd April 2018 – Sat – 10.00am to 5.00pm / Sun – 11.00am to 5.00pm – £140

Course B – Weekend 2nd and 3rd June 2018 – Sat – 10.00am to 5.00pm / Sun – 11.00am to 5.00pm – £140

Course C – Sundays 1st and 8th July 2018 – Sun – 10.00am to 5.00pm / 2nd Sun – 11.00am to 5.00pm – £140

Course D – Weekend 22nd & 23rd Sept 2018 – Sat – 10.00am to 5.00pm / Sun – 11.00am to 5.00pm – £140

Bookings shut 1 week before the event

These courses are limited to a maximum of 6 people to one instructor.  There will be a safety boat and instructor on the water at all times.

We would recommend the purchase of the RYA book  “Start Sailing” G3 for teenagers and adults, as supplementary reading for the course.

View our 2018 Brochure

Book onto a RYA Dinghy Sailing Level 1 course here:

RYA Dinghy Sailing Level 1 Courses 2018


RYA Dinghy Sailing Level 2 Courses 2018

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The RYA Dinghy Sailing Level 2 will set out the foundations of sailing for you.  You should already have sailing skills to the standard of Level 1.  The course will cover rigging, launching, sailing in all directions, capsize recovery and essential safety knowledge.  At the end of the two day course. you will be able to sail and make decisions in good conditions.

Course A – Weekend 21st and 22nd July 2018 – Sat – 10.00am to 5.00pm / Sun – 11.00am to 5.00pm – £140

Course B – Weekend 13th & 14th October 2018 – Sat – 10.00am to 5.00pm / Sun – 11.00am to 5.00pm – £140

Bookings shut 1 week before the event

These courses are limited to a maximum of 6 people to one instructor.  There will be a safety boat and instructor on the water at all times.

We would recommend the purchase of the RYA book “Start Sailing” G3 for teenagers and adults, as supplementary reading for the course.

View our 2018 Brochure

Book onto a RYA Dinghy Sailing Level 2 course here:

RYA Dinghy Sailing Level 2 Courses 2018


 RYA Seamanship Skills Course 2018

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This is an advanced module where you will learn how to handle a boat in all circumstances and solve problems afloat.  The course covers launching and recovering the boat in different circumstances, stopping, reducing sail, recovering a man overboard and anchoring.  After the course you will be able to handle a wide range of situations afloat.

Course A – Weekend 3rd & 4th November 2018 – Sat – 10.00am to 5.00pm / Sun – 11.00am to 5.00pm – £140

Bookings shut 1 week before the event

View our 2018 Brochure

Book onto a RYA Seamanship Skills advanced module here:

RYA Seamanship Skills Course 2018


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