We offer all our students from Key Stage 2 (7 years old) and upwards the unique opportunity to go sailing as part of their academic timetable. Students take part in six double periods in their academic timetable.
During the first year students learn about the parts of a boat, how to steer a dinghy and what to do in the event of a capsize. After their initial sessions we look at sailing upwind and downwind cumulating into a triangle course.
We have achieved excellent safety standards by the UK Royal Yachting Association (RYA) and the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK).
Thanks to our tidal lake, fully equipped boathouse and purpose built classrooms, we’re able to offer some of the best water sports facilities in the UAE.
We are the only water sports centre in the country that offers academic teaching with practical sailing in a school environment.
In addition to our facilities, we have a fantastic team of eager, experienced Royal Yacht Association instructors who is ready to help your child discover and explore their sailing talents.
Not only do we have our own safety policy.Not only do we have our own safety policy, we have achieved excellent safety standards by the UK Royal Yachting Association (RYA) and the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK).
This is further supported by our highly qualified and experienced staff, as well as our
well-maintained Dinghies, Kayaks and SUPs. We also have RYA approved safety boats available for all water sessions. Two inspections are conducted every year to maintain high safety and academic standards from the RYA and ADEK respectively.
We run various after school clubs which include dinghy sailing, kayaking and multi activity. These sessions are ideal to improve skills and have fun on the water with class friends and meet new ones!
For ages 7 and upwards
A full term is approximately seven sessions, depending on public holidays and the length of the term. Please go to the Amity water sports website for more information. Course costs and days are subject to change.
Please note that ladies’ activities can vary depending on our academic timetable. Be sure to have a look at the Amity Water sports website for more information and updates.
During the school holidays we run courses to suit specific stages or levels. These consist of two-day RYA dinghy courses and a two-day kayaking course. After participating, a level of competence in the sport will be achieved.
Dates for 2018/19
October Half Term Dinghy Dates Kayak Dates
Winter Break Dinghy Dates Kayak Dates
February Half Term Dinghy Dates Kayak Dates
Spring break Dinghy Dates Kayak Dates
May Half Term Dinghy Dates Kayak Dates
Ladies that SUP
Club time – 8 am – 9:30 am
Ladies that Launch
Club time – 11:30 am – 1 pm
We’re very excited to be able to offer training in powered craft, under the RYA scheme. Level 2 is a National Powerboating Certificate and is often regarded as the driving licence of the sea. In fact, many regard this as the world standard of powerboating. During this course, you’ll learn boat handling and seamanship in a powerboat.
Course duration: 16 hours
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