Dinghy sailing

Dinghy sailing

It’s all-aboard our Dufour Drakkar boats which combine speed and excitement with stability and capacity. This modern hybrid craft has great upwind performance and an asymmetric spinnaker for exhilarating downwind sailing.

Crews can assist with hoisting and trimming sails, helming the boat and learning the basics of sailing. Each boat holds up to 10 crew; the perfect introduction to the sport of sailing for groups, or participants in our range of RYA Sailing courses.

Our fleet of sailing boats includes

  • Wayfarers
  • Picos
  • Dart catamarans
  • Bradwell 22′ Ketches
  • Dufour Drakkar 24s.

Learning outcomes

Click below to find out which learning outcomes this activity promotes.

Although young people often appear outwardly confident, constantly taking and publishing photos of themselves, this confidence is often missing from their academic work. Accepting that perfection cannot always be achieved is a hindrance in the progression of many young people’s academic performance. By taking an attitude of perseverance towards the Essex Outdoors activities, our customers are able to develop their levels of confidence.

Clear communication skills are vital in any workplace industry and young people need to learn this skill early on. The ability to communicate your ideas and points of view, on a coherent and concise fashion will make you stand out from the crowd. By participating in Essex Outdoors activities your students will develop their ability to communicate successfully in a variety of different situations, including being able to accurately and successfully put across their thoughts and ideas in higher pressured environments.

People will naturally take on different roles when working in a team. Successful team work is an essential life skill; it is important to acknowledge that there are many different types of successful team work and that throughout their lives, young people will have to take on different roles. Participating in Essex Outdoors activities will allow your students to experience and excel in a range of different roles within a team.

We live in a world where young peoples’ exposure to risk can often be over managed; hindering their ability to learn how to manage risk correctly and ultimately leading to some young people being unable to make good judgement calls. This issue has been addressed in the new Ofsted criteria, and schools are now being encouraged to increase young peoples’ exposure to risk. The activities at Essex Outdoors are designed to expose young people to controlled risks; where they are able to safely ascertain what should and shouldn’t be done and how to successfully reach the goal that they require.

Where can I try this?

Bradwell
Mersea


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This activity is suitable for

Primary schools
Secondary schools
Colleges and FE
Corporate customers


Accessible?

Suitable for most access requirements please contact us for assistance.
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