Junior Learn To Sail
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LTS is Torbay Sailing Club’s ‘Learn To Sail’ programme for young sailors aged approx 9 to 13 years.
Over four full days (or a number of Sundays) your child will learn the basic skills of sailing needed to progress as young sailors.
Children’s programmes are sailed in plastic Optimist boats which are provided by Torbay Sailing Club. Each course is limited to a very small class of just ten sailors at a time. This meets club requirements for low instructor pupil ratios and fits the number of LTS boat available.
Torbay Sailing Club uses indestructible plastic boats which are stored and used exclusively by the club for LTS training, these are clearly visible from the shore for parents' peace-of-mind. There is no need for parents to buy a boat before starting the course! We allow you try the sport and then buy if it's right for you.
The cost is $400 in total for the learn to sail course and includes boat hire, friendly coaches, and small personal groups. This includes an individual membership for that sailor to the sailing club. If you wish to add a family club membership, this can be done with payment of an additional $100.
Children are required to swim 50 metres. Bring a fitting lifejacket/buoyancy aid if your child has one, otherwise the club can provide one. A wetsuit or warm clothing is highly recommended. If you require advice on equipment, talk to the LTS co-ordinator at time of booking.
If you wish to enrol a child or enquire further please contact us as soon as possible by email below with your interest – and well prior to start dates as each intake is limited in numbers and there is often a waiting list:
Junior LTS (Learn To Sail) co-ordinator