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December Summer Holidays Sailing Camp – Level 1

06/12/2019 @ 9:30 am - 08/12/2019 @ 4:30 pm

Our Learn to Sail program has been specifically designed for school going children. This fun, games based, sailing program is delivered by Internationally qualified Instructors. All the equipment is provided and children don't need any previous sailing experience, or Yacht Club membership to participate.

Sailing teaches independence, self-confidence, and resourcefulness while conquering fears and learning a life sport. As a sport that values "determined, focused, and smart" over "bigger, faster, stronger," sailing is particularly empowering for women.


The First Step in learning to Sail.

The Learn to Sail Program is a 4 Stage process specifically designed as increments to bring you to the point of being able to sail your own boat.

This program is offered our of SA Sailing Regonised Training Centre (RTC) well-structured training centre with good quality training equipment can offer participants new to sailing a positive and enjoyable experience in a safe environment..  SA Sailing RTC's are subject to annual inspections and audits to help ensure your safe enjoyment of our sport.

The lessons and program are run by trained SA Sailing qualified instructors who have been taught the steps and methodogy to provide the SA Sailing Learn to Sailing Program, which has carries World Sailing (The International Federation for Sailing) accredited

In this Course, practical skills are gained by,

  • Introduction of tacking and reaching
  • Introduces the participant to Sailing terminology
  • Provides basic sailing knowledge
  • and, provides knowledge of the sailing Circle

On completion of this level you will have a basic understanding of how a boat sails, be able to sail a boat on a reach and go about in 5-10 knots of wind.


Our accredited sailing instructors will build confidence and teach all the sailing skills that are required on modern Topper Topaz Race X dinghies, allowing for a lifetime of enjoyable sailing experiences.

As a World Sailing recognized and South African Sailing accredited sailing academy, Theewater Sailing Academy provides ‘learn to sail’ training and offers certification at the following levels:

  • Level 1 – Introduction to dinghy sailing
    This course will get your family confident sailing out on the water
  • Level 2 – Building sailing knowledge
    This course concentrates on building your families sailing knowledge
  • Level 3 – Knowing your sailing dinghy
    This course concentrates on the boat controls and their effect
  • Level 4 – Improving your sailing skills
    This course concentrates on bettering your families boat handling


Theewater Sailing Academy
Theewater Sports Club, 6848 (Old Caledon Road)
Villiersdorp, Western Cape South Africa
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