Learn to Sail, or develop your existing skills, at Hodge Howe, Windermere School’s private Watersports Centre on the shores of Lake Windermere.

Hodge Howe is accredited by the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) as an officially recognised club for British Youth Sailing. Windermere School is the only school in the UK to hold this status.


Suitable for complete beginners and experienced sailors, you will work your way through the RYA Youth Sailing Syllabus collecting awards as you complete each level. You will receive a RYA Youth Sailing Log Book (or add to your existing log book) at the end of your course.


If you are interested in attending an Easter or Summer Sailing Course please visit our Brochures, Booking and Payments page and complete the online booking form, or e-mail summer@windermereschool.co.uk for any enquiries


This course is suitable for students aged 8 to 17. 

2021 Courses

CourseTimes Dates
Easter Sailing 19.15am to 1.00pm6 to 9 April
Easter Sailing 2 9.30am to 2.30pm12 to 14 April
Summer Sailing 19.30am to 12.30pm5 to 9 July
Summer Sailing 29.30am to 12.30pm12 to 16 July
Summer Sailing 39.30am to 12.30pm19 to 23 July
Summer Sailing 49.30am to 12.30pm26 to 30 July
Summer Sailing 59.30am to 12.30pm2 to 6 August
Summer Sailing 69.30am to 12.30pm9 to 13 August
Summer Sailing 79.30am to 12.30pm16 to 20 August

Combination Course: RYA Sailing and Activities

Why not make a full day of it? Students aged 12 to 16 can have Sailing lessons in the morning, then join our International Summer School students for lunch and a full afternoon of activities.  Activities typically include archery, arts and crafts, badminton, canoeing, chess club, cooking, fencing, football, ghyll scrambling, horse-riding, kayaking, sailing and tennis.

Age 12-16 years.

Course DatesCourse
5 July - 9 JulyRYA Sailing and Activities 9.30am to 5.30pm
12 July - 16 JulyRYA Sailing and Activities 9.30am to 5.30pm
19 July - 23 JulyRYA Sailing and Activities 9.30am to 5.30pm
27 July - 30 JulyRYA Sailing and Activities 9.30am to 5.30pm
2 August - 6 August RYA Sailing and Activities 9.30am to 5.30pm
9 August - 13 AugustRYA Sailing and Activities 9.30am to 5.30pm