Get Your Kids Sailing

Are your kids clamouring to go racing, or terrified by the idea of being trapped on a boat with mum or dad? We look at how to start children sailing, without risking putting them off!

1 Introduction

There’s an endless variety of possibilities for getting children started in sailing

2 When to start

Let each child develop at his or her own pace, without pushing too hard

2 Keep the momentum going

Joining a club is of paramount importance

2 Course structure

Make sure the boat used for tuition fits the child well

3 Starting to race

Crewing for a more experienced child can be an excellent way forward

4 Getting started

What happens the first time? What if I can’t swim?