Watersports Courses (ages 8 to 16)

During the Easter and Summer holidays, Windermere School operates Sailing courses for children aged 8 to 16. Operating from Hodge Howe; the School’s private, lakeside watersports centre, all courses take place every morning from Monday to Friday. Each week long course costs £170.

Our team of qualified and experienced staff welcome students of all levels and abilities.We provide all safety equipment, and can also provide wetsuits and spray jackets if required. Operating in small groups, our friendly instructors are joined by a team of volunteers from the School’s sailing team.

Children can also join our Kids Club (6 to 10 year olds) or Activity Club (11 to 16 year olds) in the afternoon.

Sailing Courses 

Hodge Howe is an accredited RYA Training Centre where students can develop their sailing skills. Our selection of Bugs, Picos, Lasers, Fevas and Tera dingies enables us to cater for children aged 8 to 16, from beginners through to advanced sailors. Participants will receive a RYA Youth Sailing Log book (or can add to their existing log book).

Windsurfing Courses

Hodge Howe is an accredited RYA Training Centre where students can develop their windsurfing skills. With the very latest windsurfing boards and sails from Tushingham and Starboard to suit any size and experience, we provide the perfect opportunity for beginners to advanced riders to develop. Participants will receive a RYA Youth Windsurfing Log book (or can add to their existing log book). This course will be for mixed abilities


Course Dates

Our Watersports Courses will take place on the following dates:

Summer Summer Courses

  • Monday 16 July to Friday 20 July
  • Monday 23 July to Friday 27 July
  • Monday 30 July to Friday 3 August
  • Monday 6 August to Friday 10 August
  • Monday 13 August to Friday 17 August
  • Monday 20 August to Friday 24 August

Summer Holiday Courses Registration Form


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