Learn to sail in the South East and develop your skills on the beautiful, scenic Mote Park Lake based in Maidstone, Kent, UK.
Mote Park Watersports Centre is a RYA Recognised Training Centre offering a huge variety of sailing activity. Mote Park Watersports Centre is also an RYA Onboard Club for sailing and a Sailability centre offering sailing sessions for disabled sailors.
Sailing Staged Activity Badge
This section highlights the requirements for this badge
RYA Sailing Level 1/ Sailing Youth Stage 1
Introducing you sailing with all you need to know to get afloat under supervision
RYA Level 2/ Youth Stage 2
Setting out the foundations of sailing for you
RYA Level 3/ Youth Stage 3
Consolidating skills and trying new ones
RYA Youth Stage 4
Sail a double handed boat as crew or helm, and solve a variety of problems afloat. (optional if Stage 3 was taken in a double hander
RYA Seamanship Skills
How to handle a boat in all circumstances and solve problems afloat
RYA Start Racing
The fundamentals of getting off the start line and round the course
RYA Assistant Instructor Training
The AI is a competent small boat sailor who has been trained to assist instructors in teaching sailing up to the standard of the Level 2 or Stage 3 courses. They must work under the supervision of an RYA senior instructor (SI) or the chief instructor of a keelboat training centre.
As the AI’s training is limited to assisting qualified instructors and does not include first aid or powerboat handling, AIs must never be allowed to work without direct supervision
Sailability Entry Level
The first level in the RYA Sailability Scheme.
This is the second level of the RYA Sailability Scheme.
This is the third level of the RYA Sailability Scheme.
This is the fourth level of the RYA Sailability Scheme.
Sailability Platinum Racing
The fifth level of the RYA Sailability Scheme where you will focus on racing.
Sailability Platinum Skills
This is the fifth level of the RYA Sailability Scheme where you will focus on skills.
Activities, Hire & Lessons
One to One Tution
A tailored teaching experience by fully qualified coach to suit anyone's needs.
The centre is open for hire all year providing you hold level one or above certificates or are of sufficient competency in the craft that you are hiring.
Assumed Knowledge: None or little knowledge or experience
Equipment used: Laser Stratos and Picos. Palm Buoyancy Aids.
Instructor Qualifications: RYA Senior Instructor, RYA Dinghy Instructor, RYA Assistant Instructor. First Aid Trained. DBS checked. Fully Insured.
Minimum Duration: 1 hour taster sessions up to 1 day course (10am -4pm lunch 1 hour)
Minimum Age: 8-16 Youth 16+ Adult
Activity Content: Basic Introduction to sailing
Ability After Activity: Rig boat with assistance and sail boat with assistance.