SWAC SUMMER, SORTED!

This summer, SWAC is your ultimate destination for fun, adventure and unforgettable memories. Our exciting range of activities are perfect for kids looking to make the most of their summer holidays. Why not try sailing on the beautiful River Itchen? Or team up together with Raft Building!  

The pure joy of spending quality time with our children is priceless. Let’s make memories, share laughs and create stories that will be cherished long after the adventure is over.

OFSTED REGISTERED HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES THE KIDS WILL ACTUALLY LOVE!

 

Our Ofsted Registered Holiday Activities are some of the most popular children’s holiday activities locally. Our action packed courses are full of fun, enjoyment and learning – and most follow the highly regarded RYA Youth Sailing Scheme.

Our Holiday Activities are suitable for 8-16 year olds from all abilities. So whether you’re a beginner or advanced… or just looking to have some fun, you can get out on the water at Southampton Water Activities Centre!

RYA ADULT SAILING

Our Adult Sailing Programme is designed for individuals eager to master the art of sailing. As an RYA-certified Training Centre, we ensure top-notch instruction, unparalleled safety, and equipment specifically tailored for our sailors. Adults can embark on their sailing journey today and discover the thrill of the River Itchen!

Open to adults of all experience levels, no prior sailing experience is necessary. There’s no need for personal equipment—just bring your swimwear and an old pair of trainers.

WATER FUN DAYS

Learning and developing skills can be fun but sometimes all you want to do is take to the water and have a bit of fun… that’s where we introduce our 1 Day Water Fun Days at Southampton Water Activities Centre!

Our Water Fun Days are the perfect alternative to our usual Holiday Activities Sessions – we’ve even introduced a half day option to offer you even more flexibility! 

Choose from Sailing, Stand Up Paddleboarding and Raft Building.

RYA YOUTH SAILING

Our Youth Sailing Programme is designed for young, aspiring sailors eager to master the art of sailing. As an RYA-certified Training Centre, we ensure top-notch instruction, unparalleled safety and equipment specifically tailored for our sailors. Young people can embark on their sailing journey today and discover the thrill of the River Itchen!

Young people can step onboard, open to anyone aged 8-16, with no prior experience necessary. There’s no need for personal equipment, just your swimming costumes and an old pair of trainers. 

STAND UP PADDLEBOARDING

Stand Up Paddleboarding is a unique water sport where participants stand upright on a large board and use a paddle to propel themselves across the water. It’s a fantastic way to explore the beauty of the River Itchen, while enjoying a full-body workout and improving balance and core strength.

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced paddler, our SUP sessions offer something for everyone. Our expert instructors will guide you through the basics, from proper paddling techniques to maintaining balance on the board.

POWERBOATING

It’s time to learn to Powerboat. Whether you’re boating while you fish, blasting along the coast with family and friends, or starting your career in watersports, we’ve got you covered. Learn with our passionate team and ensure you are boating safely.

Our Powerboat Level 2 course provides the skills and background knowledge needed by the competent powerboat driver and forms the basis of the International Certificate of Competence. It aims to teach boat handling and seamanship in powerboats, focusing on low-speed, close-quarters handling, man overboard recovery, an introduction to driving at planing speed and collision regulations.

No prior experience is required. Following our two-day course, you’ll be able to handle a powerboat in familiar waters by day.

RAFT BUILDING

Team up with friends as you design and construct your very own raft. From collaborating with ideas to selecting materials, let your creativity soar as you build a sturdy vessel capable of navigating the waters.

Raft Building is more than just constructing a boat – it’s an opportunity for teamwork, creativity and the excitement of embarking on a voyage aboard your own handcrafted craft.

WE DELIVER THE RYA YOUTH NATIONAL SAILING SCHEME

 

As an RYA (Royal Yachting Assosiation) Training Centre, our Holiday Activities follow the RYA Youth National Sailing Scheme – because we know that having fun, making incredible memories and learning a variety of life-long skills along the way is so important.

ACTIVE SAIL BEGINNER

Join us (and hundreds of others each year!) in learning the ropes with our fun-filled week of basic sailing for children aged 8 and above.

No experience needed – we’ll start at the very beginning and ensure your child enjoys a new skillset for life!

We aim to cover the RYA Stage 1 and 2 syllabus and issue their certificates over the course of the week.

ACTIVE SAIL IMPROVERS

Immerse your child in a 5-day sailing experience with the Active Sail Academy.

If your children haven’t been afloat in a while, if it’s been about a year (or more) since their last RYA course or if you want them to simply get out, have fun and build their confidence, we highly recommend this week long activity.

Our Improver Sailing Week still follows all RYA teaching practises and therefore children can work towards, and achieve, their RYA Youth Sailing Scheme Qualifications.

Designed to support young sailors in bridging the gap between RYA stages, Active Sail Academy is a non-certificated course for any child who holds RYA Stage 2 and is wanting to consolidate their skills before attending an RYA Stage 3 course or further.

ACTIVE SAIL ADVANCED

Immerse your child in a 5-day sailing experience with the Active Sail Academy Advanced.

Designed to support young sailors in bridging the gap between RYA stages, Active Sail Academy Advanced is a non-certificated course for any child who holds RYA Stage 3 and is wanting to consolidate their skills before attending an RYA Stage 4 course. 

RYA STAGE 1 - 2

Learn to sail with RYA Stage 1 – 2 in just 5 days!

This course follows the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Stage 1 and 2 syllabus and is a fun introduction to dinghy sailing. Stage 1 gives you the knowledge and skills to rig, launch, recover and sail under instruction, Stage 2 is a progression of the skills and understanding gained from Stage 1, and works towards developing confidence and independence afloat.

This combined course will enable your child to start their sailing journey with the guidance and support from our passionate team of Instructors.

RYA STAGE 1

Learn to sail with RYA Stage 1 in just 3 days!

This course follows the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Stage 1 syllabus and is a fun introduction to dinghy sailing. Stage 1 gives you the knowledge and skills to rig, launch, recover and sail under instruction.

This extended Stage 1 course will enable your child to start their sailing journey with the guidance and support from our passionate team of Instructors.

This course is ideal for children aged 8 -16 years with little or no previous experience of sailing.

RYA STAGE 2

RYA Stage 2 is a 3 day course designed to develop the skills needed to sail around a course and understand the basic principles needed to become a confident sailor

Our Active Sail Improver course is a progression of the skills and understanding gained from Stage 1, and works towards developing confidence and independence afloat.

This course is ideal for children aged 8 -16 years with RYA Stage 1.

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