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Youth Sailing Academy

Youth Sailing Academy

Youth sailing academy


Prometheus’ Youth Sailing Academy weeks are as popular with parents as they are with the teenagers themselves. Scheduled to coincide with school holidays, Prometheus’ Youth Sailing Academy weeks are a great mix of sailing instruction and other, fun activities designed to keep teenagers busy and entertained.  

Youth Sailing Academy weeks are all-inclusive of food and soft drinks and are suitable for teenagers aged between 13 and 17. Non-sailing activities include canoeing, on shore games and beach barbecues. Over the course of the week, students can work towards their Duke of Edinburgh award. 


  • RYA qualified and DBS enhanced instructors
  • Time aboard counts towards Duke of Edinburgh award
  • UK based
  • Residential (live aboard)

What will you be doing?

Whether or not you have ever sailed before, you will be actively involved in every aspect of sailing the boat. That means hoisting and lowering sails, steering, getting involved in navigation, anchoring and cooking. Those on RYA courses will complete the appropriate syllabus learning new skills. Each yacht on the Youth Academy will have an RYA qualified Instructor and a mate, both are DBS (CRB) checked and have experience working with children.

During the week there may be the opportunity to take part in shore side activities such as beach games, BBQs and cinema outings, depending on the ages and interests of the crew members. Anyone under the age of 15 will need consent from the parent or guardian to watch a 12A certificate film.

Accommodation is on board for the duration of the course and is mixed, with boys and girls in separate cabins. Prometheus endeavours to allocate boats by age range, where possible.

Where to take this course with Prometheus

Portsmouth, UK

Why take this course with Prometheus?

The Sunsail Youth Sailing Academy courses are designed specifically for 13 to 17-year-olds and are packed with fun activities such as canoeing, on shore games and beach barbecues.

The Youth Sailing Academy course is a great way to get teenagers out of the house during the summer months and time aboard can be counted towards Competent Crew qualifications or the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme. This all-inclusive course includes food and soft drinks while on board.

All of our instructors are RYA qualified and DBS enhanced, and experts in keeping inquisitive young minds active. Accommodation on board is mixed with boys and girls in separate cabins. We endeavour to allocate boats by age range where possible.


Before taking the RYA Day Skipper course you will need to complete the RYA Competent Crew course or have sailing knowledge to this level. This is a practical course for sailors with significant previous sailing experience and a comprehensive understanding of the theory behind the practice. Students preferably take the RYA Day Skipper theory course or have theory knowledge to this level. 

Photo ID certificates will be awarded on successful completion of the courses. For the student to be issued their photo ID certificate they will require a passport photo. Please note: you will need to bring a passport photo otherwise your certificate cannot be issued.

Base address

Prometheus Sailing School, The Marina Lock Approach, Port Solent, Portsmouth, England, PO6 4TJ

Yacht course start times

Courses start at 18:00 and will finish on the final day at 16:00.

Booking a Youth Sailing Academy course

Please email with the course type, dates you would like to do and how many people will be completing the course for current availability or call us on 02394 350505. 

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