Watersports Wednesdays

Watersports Wednesdays


      Dates: Every Wednesday!

      Starting on the 17th of April until the 22nd of May

      AND on the 5th of June until the 24th of July


      Morning Sailing 9:30am - 12:30pm

      Afternoon Paddle Sports 13:30pm - 15:30pm

      With the option to book separately or as a package!

      Location: Piddinghoe Lake, Cedar Lane BN9 9AF.

      Brighton Watersports, working with Newhaven and Seaford Sailing Club, have created an exciting Wednesday Watersports Activity Club.

      Join the fun with Youth sailing, kayaking, paddle boarding, canoeing and our fun giant jumbo sup. This will be a fun learning experience aimed at 10 yrs and over.

      Parents do not need to be present for this activity. (Click here for our Child Welfare policy.) Our Senior Child welfare officer will be present for the first day and any other day that is required. All our instructors are welfare trained.

       The National Curriculum & OnBoard

      The OnBoard programme is carefully designed to further develop life skills and has learning at its core.

      Sessions give children the opportunity to gain an extensive range of skills and benefits through learning to sail or windsurf. The programme compliments the National Curriculum and provides a variety of valuable life skills that help to build confidence and shape personal development through water activities.

      OnBoard is open to anyone aged 8-18.

      Sailing and windsurfing cover many areas of the National Curriculum, delivering practical application of academic subjects including geography, maths, and science. 

      Watersports and outdoor pursuits engage children in key areas of personal and social development as well as character education, including building personal identities, improving communication, and learning to form good relationships. 

      As well as learning the core skills to get afloat, participants will be developing six key character attributes; Teamwork, Creativity, Communication, Independence, Determination and Confidence.

      Communication & Teamwork

      Able to listen carefully and offer an opinion, matching language to audience, Capacity to see the world from someone else's perspective

      Confidence & Creativity

      Happy to learn from mistakes with self belief, Have a good idea when needed and understand how different experiences can be connected

      Determination & Independence

      Mindset to stick with difficulty, bouncing back after set backs, Can communicate well with others, seeing the world from someone else's perspective


      Aim 3: Start to sail in different directions, making decisions about sail setting

      Skills - sailing in different directions (points of sail) to increase your independence, understand how to lie to, sail towards and away from the wind and adjusting the sail to suit

      National Curriculum link:

      KS 1&2 Science – recognise that some mechanisms, including levers, pulleys, and gears, allow a smaller force to have a greater effect

      KS 2 Science – identify the effects of air resistance, water resistance, and friction that act between moving surfaces

      Character development: high self-efficiency, or self-belief, is associated with better performance, more persistence and greater interest in work

      (Click here to see more information on The National Curriculum & Onboard)


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