INITIATION – CHILDREN

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Informations and reservations

Where to find us

Our Nautical Base is in San Cataldo di Lecce, next to York Beach. You can reach us either by car, public bus (Linea S16 from Lecce) or even by bike.

THE ADVENTURE OF SAILING…

The course is aimed at children and youths who approach for the first time the world of sailing.

The entire course, which includes both a more theoretical part and one dedicated to the practice of sailing at sea, will be based on collaboration and learning through game and play, on developing team spirit among students and on the awareness of the relationship that binds us to the sea, respecting the environment and the ecosystem of which we are integral part.

The lessons on land will focus on simplicity and fun, dealing with the principle of operation of sailing propulsion, basic maneuvers, the basic concepts of navigation, the fundamental sailing knots, the notions of safety and aquaticity, and those necessary to rig for the first time a sailing dinghy. Students will learn new concepts, also related to school subjects such as science, physics, chemistry and geography, all of this done in spirit of collaboration and play.

Lessons at sea will be moments of play for the little ones, and of fun for the grew up. They will learn to steer the boat independently and to orient themselves in the sea, beginning to understand the movements of wind and tide. Once back on shore, students will learn to take care of boats and nautical equipments, their companions of adventures, as well as of the common spaces of our Nautical Base, in full spirit of collaboration.

All participants (regardless of age) must be able to swim and must be accompanied by a medical certificate attesting fitness for non-competitive sports. The Club will provide for individual safety devices (lifejacket).

All students will be registered to the Italian Sailing Federation (cost 20 euros, to be paid once at the moment of first registration, then valid for one year), and will be assisted by FIV Instructors throughout the entire course, both on land and at sea,

All the activities will take place at our Nautical Base in San Catado di Lecce, next to York Beach.  Our staff is available for any question: please contact us.

Buon vento!

2024 Course Calendar

JUNE

1st Week 3-7 June
2nd Week 10-14 June
3rd Week  17-21 June
4th Week 24-28 June

JULY

1st Week 1-5 July
2nd Week 8-12 July
3rd Week 15-19 July
4th Week 22-26 July

AUGUST

1st Week 29 July – 2 August
2nd Week  5-9 August
3rd Week 19-23 August
4th Week 26-30 August

SEPTEMBER

1st Week  2-6 September
2nd Week 9-13 September