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Rockley Watersports RYA Watersports Training & Family Holidays

Watersports training & activity trips


Get on the water


Welcome Reflecting back on 2019, one of our biggest achievements are the steps we have made to conserve and preserve our planet.

So what's going on? What we offer Locations Why do an RYA course? RYA sailing courses Adult sailing and other courses Residential holidays RYA Instructor training 12 week development course Rockley Education French family holidays Poole Park Safety School & Group Activity Trips Join the Rockley team Our charity - Julia’s House

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We now question everything we do and the effect this has on the environment and all our staff have embraced all these changes - big and small. We are so lucky to work in such creative learning environments and as a teaching establishment which sees over 10,000 young people and adults come through our doors, we feel it is our duty to educate those on the importance of looking after the very waters we use on a daily basis. It is ours to enjoy but also ours to protect. Following an amazing 2019 season, we reviewed all our products and I really hope that you enjoy the improvements we have made. Our instructor training programmes have become more flexible, which we hope will fit better into people’s busy lives, in the same way as offering shorter learn to sail courses. We have added some new and exciting changes to our summer family activity holidays in France, with the option to include surf lessons into the programme this year. For our schools and groups, we have also looked at their trips and have made some great changes to their programmes for 2020.

Watersports training & holidays

Our Education programme has expanded and as well as our very popular BTEC Level 3 Sport (Outdoor Adventure) course, we have introduced a Level 2 Diploma Sport (Outdoor Adventure), as well as an Outdoor Activity Instructor Apprenticeship Programme. It is so rewarding to watch these young people develop from school leavers to confident young adults, who are so enthusiastic about working in the Watersports and Outdoor Industry. We hope our brochure will give you an insight into all we have to offer at our centres both in the UK and France. Whether you are new to the world of Watersports, or an experienced sailor looking to pass your knowledge onto others as an instructor, we are sure we have courses or activities for you, your family or as a group leader, to learn, improve or perfect your skills on the water! So, take a look at all the exciting opportunities we have on offer, and I and all the fantastic team at Rockley look forward to seeing you at one of our centres very soon! Pip Woods – Managing Director

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What We Offer

RYA Instructor Training

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Rockley trains more instructors in dinghy sailing and windsurfing than any other RYA centre. With all the pre-requisite courses and full board accommodation also available, we make instructor training as straightforward as possible.

Rockley Education

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Rockley Education has expanded in the past year and as well as our ever popular BTEC Level 3 Sport (Outdoor Adventure) course, is now offering a Level 2 Diploma Sport (Outdoor Adventure) and a 1-year Outdoor Activity Instructor Apprenticeship. These largely practical courses are ideal for those wanting to get into the watersports and leisure industry and provide a gateway to university.

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French Family Holidays

Family holidays create special memories and give you all quality time together. Our full board activity holidays enable each of you to be as active or restful as you choose and with all your needs taken care of, including your meals, you can enjoy the freedom of the open air and fun as a family!

RYA Courses & Training

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At Rockley we have an unprecedented range of RYA courses and training from dinghy sailing to windsurfing and powerboating, as well as opportunities to try other watersports such as kayaking and stand up paddle-boarding.

Youth Residential Holidays

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Our youth residential sailing or multi activity holidays at our Rockley Point centre offer a fun packed week on the water for all students aged 10-17. With all meals and evening entertainments included great memories will be created, life-long friends made and new skills learnt! Our residential option can be used towards the residential section of the Gold DofE Award.

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Poole Park

Our Children’s Holiday Camps, Clubs and Birthday Parties enable children from age 6 to have fun together, whist building water confidence in a safe environment. Taster sessions and hire offer everyone the opportunity to get on the water either as an individual or as a family. During term time school groups take advantage of the quick access to the water with a variety of activities and competing in our free school regattas.

School & Group Activity Trips UK & France

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The positive effect that learning outside the classroom has on youngsters has proven to be profound. With two centres in the UK and three in France, we have a residential adventure your group will absolutely love. www.rockley.org

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Fabulous Locations

Poole, Dorset

South West France

Rockley Point, Poole, Dorset is where it all started in 1976 and remains our flagship centre. It is absolutely the perfect place for you to learn to sail, windsurf and powerboat and for us to teach you! Poole Harbour offers safe, idyllic conditions on the water and with our youth residential holidays a secure, happy setting for your children to experience a trip away from home as well as the challenges of tidal waters for children and adults, beginners and experienced sailors alike. Our Poole Park centre is based on the UK’s largest inland saltwater lake. With quick access to the sheltered, shallow water, this centre is ideal for young children, beginners and for anyone wanting to get on the water in a safe environment.

The largely unspoilt region of Landes, France has enabled us to pick the three perfect locations for our Family Holidays and our School and Group activity weeks. Le Lac Mimizan, La Rive and AzuRivage, where our family holidays are based, are all on large, beautiful fresh water lakes amongst breath taking forests and short distances of stunning surf beaches and traditional French culture. Our large, safe watersports areas and the warmth of the lakes make these centres ideal for all abilities.

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Watersports training & holidays

Life is better on the water Why an RYA Course? The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) is the National Governing Body for sailing, windsurfing and powerboating and is generally considered to provide the benchmark for watersports training standards globally. RYA recognised clubs and centres are inspected and approved by an independent assessor as working to the highest standards for safety, learning and enjoyment for the students of all of their programmes, so this certainly gives peace of mind when entrusting loved ones to a new activity and environment. RYA training is delivered around the world so if you always look for the badge you can be reassured that instruction is consistent and moving from one RYA venue to another shouldn’t result in having to learn everything again from a different syllabus or training style.

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RYA Sailing Courses & Training Rockley is synonymous with sailing expertise and training. All our courses follow the RYA schemes allowing you to gain the much recognised RYA qualifications and develop your sailing skills, but they also offer much more than that - sailing is a great sport to get involved in, it’s fun, exciting, challenging and exhilarating at the same time.

Sailing - 2-Day Courses At Rockley we offer the whole spectrum of RYA courses taking you from the beginner module RYA Stage / Level 1 through to the advanced sailing modules of RYA Sailing with Spinnakers and RYA Performance Sailing. At Rockley we offer 2-day courses which will cover each of the relevant modules of the RYA schemes. Our youth courses run weekly throughout the school holidays – see overleaf to see which days we run each of our courses.

Youth Friday Fun Day For those who have booked a 2-day course or two of our courses in any given week, we also offer a Friday multi-activity day for an additional £25.00. For those of you who have spent part or all of the week working on their advanced modules, it's a great way to test your skills in our regatta, sail a catamaran or try sailing a different dinghy while for the younger ones, there's the opportunity to have a go at kayaking or paddleboarding or be taken out for a blast on a catamaran!

Special 5 day price; book 2 x course modules and the regatta day with accommodation - £515 Our 2 day sailing courses allow you to work on and achieve as much of the selected RYA module as possible, however the RYA scheme does require you to practice as much as you can between modules in order for you to attain the next stage.

Sailing for under 8's We also offer 2 day sailing courses for enthusiastic six and seven year olds who are keen to get on the water and give it a go. Based on a lake at our Poole Park centre, it offers a safe environment for youngsters to learn. While still following the RYA scheme, youngsters will also grow in confidence and hopefully develop a love for the sport which will see them sailing for years to come.

Stage 1: 2 days Mon -Tue (Age 6 & 7 years)

Stage 2: 2 days Wed - Thu (Age 7 years)

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Advanced

Intermediate

Improver

Beginner

Choose your 2-day Course

RYA Sailing Courses & Training

RYA Stage 1 / RYA Level 1

RYA Stage 2 / RYA Level 2

This 2 day beginner course is the perfect introduction to sailing. You’ll be taught launching and recovery, steering, parts of the boat and basic sailing. No previous sailing knowledge is required.

You’ll learn about rigging, launching, sailing in all directions, ropework, capsize and recovery and essential safety knowledge. You should be able to sail and make decisions in good weather.

Youth: Mon-Tue & Wed-Thu

Youth: Wed-Thu

Adult: Mon-Tue & Sat-Sun

Adult: Wed-Thu & Sat-Sun

RYA Stage 3 / RYA Level 3

RYA Stage 4

As well as consolidating what you have already learnt, you’ll also work on sailing theory. After the course you should be able to launch and sail a dinghy around a triangle course in moderate conditions.

You’ll focus on rigging, launching and recovery, sailing techniques, manoeuvres in crewed boats and recovering a man overboard. Expect to sail a crewed dinghy around a triangle in moderate conditions.

Youth: Mon-Tue

Youth: Wed-Thu

Adult: Mon-Tue & Sat-Sun

RYA Seamanship Skills - Youth & Adult

During the course you will learn how to handle a boat in all circumstances and solve problems afloat. This will include recovering a man overboard, stopping, reducing sail and anchoring Youth: Mon-Tue

Adult: Mon-Tue & Sat-Sun

RYA Sailing with Spinnakers

You will learn how to rig a boat, gybe and recover one type of spinnaker, either conventional or asymetric. You’ll know how to sail the best course possible downwind. Age 13 years +: Mon-Tue

RYA Start Racing - Youth

The course will focus on the basics of racing including race starts, course etiquette, mark rounding and theory of getting around a course quickly. Youth: Wed-Thu

RYA Performance Sailing

On this course, you will learn how to improve your boat handling and confidence in performance dinghies. You will sail primarily in two person boats with spinnakers. Age 13 years +: Wed-Thu

Our Dinghies During your course you are likely to sail a variety of dinghies. Below are examples of the type of dinghy you will be sailing during your time on the water with us.

Beginners

Improvers

Intermediate

Advanced

Youth Adult Youth Adult

Pico Wayfarer Hartley 12 Wayfarer Hartley 15 Youth Hartley 12.2 Adult Hartley 15 Youth Laser 2000 Adult Hartley 15

Adult Scheme (17 years plus) RYA Level 1 - advanced modules Youth Scheme (8 - 16 years) RYA Stage 1 - advanced modules. Private Tuition is available for all levels of sailing Once you have decided on the course you want to book please refer to the website for specific dates www.rockley.org

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RYA Sailing Courses & Training

Multi Activity Our multi-activity courses will give your children a holiday they will never forget! With activities including sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and stand up paddle-boarding they will have a challenging, active, confidence building week with unforgettable experiences. If they choose to stay with us for the week the fun doesn’t stop after their day on the water. Our programme of evening activities from beach games and BBQs to a visit to the local water flume park will be just as exciting!

Windsurfing Our 2-day RYA Windsurfing courses are for those who want to try this exhilarating sport. Once you get to grips with the basics and gain confidence you’ll be blasting across the waters in no time.

We offer the full range of RYA Multi-hull courses which will get you out on a trapeze in no time. The catamaran conversion day is perfect for those who are wanting to transfer their mono-hull sailing skills to a multi-hull.

Adult Sailing Days Have you ever wanted to try sailing but never had the opportunity or did you sail when you were younger and would like to give it another go? It’s never too late!

Get into Sailing - Sailing is a great way to

enjoy the outdoors and our ‘Get into Sailing’ sessions are a great starting point. The beauty of sailing is that you don’t have to be particularly fit, able-bodied or even a good swimmer as you’ll always be wearing a buoyancy aid - you just need to have the desire to ‘give it a go’!

Get back into Sailing - Are you someone

who used to love sailing as a youngster but then found that work commitments, illness or having children has meant that you have been unable to pursue your passion? These sessions are designed to encourage you to come back to sailing and brush up on those forgotten skills whilst having fun! Our Adult Sailing days are held on selected Saturdays through the season at our Rockley Point centre, sailing in the beautiful waters of Poole Harbour.

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Youth Residential Holidays Whether you are looking for RYA training or fun-filled weeks on the water for your youngsters, then our hugely popular residential weeks for 10 to 17 year olds is a wonderful option. Our residential weeks include full board bunk room accommodation, 5 days of courses or activities on the water and evening entertainment. After dinner activities can include anything from beach games to a beach BBQ as well as an excursion to a local water flume park.

Our Accommodation

For the Grown Ups

Our fully supervised, purpose-built accommodation is only a short walk from the sailing centre. Each ensuite bunkroom sleeps between four and six people with girls and boys accommodated separately and those of a similar age sharing a room. Please inform us if friends are holidaying together and would like to stay together. Our own catering team provide three healthy, balanced meals a day and enough to satisfy appetites energised by days out in the fresh air. Childcare vouchers can be used for all our residential or non-residential options.

Adult Residential at Rockley -

What is SO great about a residential holiday with Rockley?

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Parents can be confident that Rockley provides a supportive, supervised environment in which your children are able to learn new skills & have fun.

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They’ll make some amazing friends & create life-long memories.

available for 17-24 year olds who are attending our Advanced and Instructor courses.

B&B - contact Poole Tourism on 01202 262600 or www.pooletourism.com

Rockley Park - mobile homes are available to rent located on Rockley Park, call 01202 679393

Youngsters get to try a fantastic range of activities, develop new skills on the water and enjoy new experiences away from home.

It provides a valuable opportunity for youngsters to develop their social and communication skills

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Get the skills you need to teach

Watersports training & holidays

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RYA Instructor Training With our experienced team of seven full time RYA Coach Assessors, we offer unrivalled experience and expertise with more training, courses and qualifications on the water than anyone else. Based at our flagship watersports centre, Rockley Point in Poole Harbour, you can learn and train in a spectacular setting and achieve remarkable results. RYA Instructor qualifications are recognised worldwide, opening up opportunities for you to work around the world. As well as all the instructor courses themselves we offer all the pre requisite courses such as RYA Powerboat Level 2, RYA Safety Boat, RYA First Aid, RYA Safe and Fun Safeguarding and Pre-entry Assessment.

If you make a booking including all the required pre-requisites along with your RYA Dinghy Instructor course (RYA Pre Entry Assessment, RYA Powerboat Level 2, RYA First Aid) we will give you 10% OFF the courses. All instructors are also required to take the RYA Safe and Fun Safeguarding course prior to instructor training. Full Board accommodation for those aged 16-24 years can be booked with us in our residential lodge for the duration of your courses.

Our hugely popular Instructor Training courses are taught by a team of highly qualified individuals with many years’ experience between them. We offer the highest standard of training to ensure a future generation of highly skilled and competent individuals

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RYA Instructor Training Courses RYA Dinghy Instructor Pre Entry Sailing Assessment (16+)

RYA Instructor Training

RYA Powerboat Level 2 (14+)

An RYA pre-requisite for the RYA Dinghy Instructor course is that all candidates have to pass RYA Pre-Entry Sailing Assessment, conducted by an RYA Coach Assessor. Sailing skills such as man overboard, sailing tight circles, sailing a triangular course and sailing a follow-my-leader course will be assessed to advanced sailing standard. We offer an optional practice day prior to the assessment.

This ever-popular 2-day course includes basic seamanship skills such as handling the boat safely under power in a variety of conditions. You will practice manoeuvres such as coming alongside and man overboard. Some speed work will also be undertaken outside the harbour.

Instructor Preparation Week (16+)

This one day course covers the principles of first aid with the emphasis on working in a water-based environment. The qualification is valid for 3 years and recognised for all RYA Instructor qualifications.

This week is aimed who would benefit from more practice and preparation prior to taking the RYA Pre Entry Assessment. With 4 days on the water working through the assessment syllabus really getting to grips with the manoeuvres in our local conditions, you will have the best possible preparation before taking the RYA Pre Entry Assessment on the Friday.

RYA First Aid

RYA Dinghy Instructor (16+) - MOST POPULAR COURSE -

Our very popular 5-day RYA Dinghy Instructor course teaches you the RYA method, the structure of the RYA and how to teach sailing. An RYA Dinghy Instructor qualification is highly valued and is recognised as the industry standard for employment at watersports centres and holiday organisations both here in the UK and overseas. This course runs throughout the year and every week of the school holidays. It is our most popular RYA Instructor course so ensure you book in plenty of time to guarantee a space. If you would like any advice regarding this course and the pre-requisites required, call the office on 01202 677272. Please note that you are required to complete the 1-day RYA Pre-entry Assessment before attending the RYA Dinghy Instructor course. www.rockley.org

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RYA Instructor Training

RYA Start Windsurf Instructor (16+)

This 5-day course is for competent windsurfers who are looking to teach the RYA Start Windsurfing course and the RYA Youth Windsurfing Scheme.

RYA Intermediate Windsurf Instructor (16+) RYA Safe And Fun Safeguarding - Online Course

This course is suitable for anyone working with children and vulnerable adults in an RYA environment. This includes those volunteering or working at recognised training centres and affiliated clubs. It provides a basic level of knowledge and awareness, put in the context of realistic scenarios that anyone could encounter at their club or centre and is also a pre-requisite for instructor training.

RYA Senior Instructor (18+)

This 4-day course covers preparation and delivery of sessions, course and centre management, powerboat handling in a teaching environment, RYA Sailing Schemes and the role of a Senior Instructor. Students will be assessed on a continual basis over the 4 days when running water-based sessions.

RYA Safety Boat (18+)

This 2-day course trains competent powerboat drivers in fleet rescue and the techniques required when rescuing small craft. It is useful for those wishing to assist with rescue cover at their local sailing club and is also a pre-requisite for the RYA Senior Instructor Course.

This 4-day course develops techniques including the beachstart, harness work and carve gybing.

RYA Powerboat Instructor (16+)

This 3-day course trains you in the various techniques and teaching methods required to instruct the RYA Level 1 and 2 syllabus and is run by an RYA Powerboat Trainer. All students will run a number of sessions to develop personal skills and teaching ability. Please note that you are required to complete the 1-day RYA Powerboat Instructor Pre-skills Assessment before attending the course.

If you book all the required pre requisites along with your RYA Dinghy Instructor course (RYA Pre Entry Assessment, RYA Powerboat Level 2, RYA First Aid) we will give you 10% off the courses.


2 Day Instructor Endorsements

RYA Instructor Training

RYA Advanced Instructor (16+)

The RYA Advanced Instructor qualification enables experienced RYA Dinghy Instructors to coach advanced boat handling skills and the RYA Performance Sailing module.

RYA Race Instructor (16+)

The RYA Racing Instructor qualification enables experienced RYA Dinghy Instructors, with a passion for racing, to develop skills and techniques required to teach the RYA Start Racing module.

RYA Multihull Instructor (16+)

The course will involve the coaching of multihull skills through the running of sessions ashore and afloat. In order to run such sessions successfully a good practical knowledge of multihull sailing techniques and manoeuvres is expected.

12 Week Professional Watersports Training Our highly regarded 12 week Watersports Instructor package will give you amazing worldwide employment opportunities in the watersports industry. For those with little watersports experience you will work up to RYA Dinghy Instructor, RYA Start Windsurf Instructor and Paddleboard Instructor as well as taking all the pre requisite and background theory courses. The package includes full board accommodation, all equipment, instruction, logbooks, exam fees and certificates. You will be required to join the RYA as a member.

Your fast-track route in to the watersports and outdoor industry. We’ll get you there faster! www.rockley.org www.rockley.org

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RYA Instructor Training

Developing Your Skills Leap for Success

Our highly regarded Leap for Success Scholarship will not only give you the best worldwide employment opportunities in the watersports industry. Following your 12-week training course working up to RYA Dinghy Instructor, RYA Start Windsurf Instructor and Paddleboard Instructor you will hone your skills and gain valuable experience at one of our five centres either in the UK or France.

“It's definitely made me a more confident person for which I am so grateful” Jaz Boote, Leap Graduate

All equipment, instruction, logbooks, exam fees, certificates as well as travel to the centre if you will be working in France is included. You will be required to join the RYA as a member.

“I have met the most amazing people and have really developed as an Instructor. Rockley is genuinely a great company to work for. They look after you in a big way. When you think of Rockley you think of family.” Alex Ogle, Leap Graduate

Senior Instructor Development Programme This 3-week programme is aimed at giving more experienced instructors the opportunity to gain the RYA Senior Instructor qualification. The programme includes coach led mentoring, RYA Safety Boat and the RYA Senior Instructor course.

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Outdoor Sports Education & Development Programmes 16 - 18 year olds Rockley Education has expanded to offer both, our ever popular, BTEC Level 3 Sport (Outdoor Adventure) course, a Level 2 Diploma Sport (Outdoor Adventure) and a 1-year Activity Instructor Apprenticeship following the BTEC Level 3 course. This year will see Rockley becoming the largest provider of the BTEC Level 3 Sport (Outdoor Adventure) course with over 120 students. Its popularity has increased year-on-year.

“The Rockley BTEC really has changed my life and has given me the confidence to chase my dreams! I can’t thank them enough for what they have helped me achieve and my time here will stay with me forever.” Charlotte Moors, BTEC Graduate

Your Future - Create it, Love it, Live it Education

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Rockley Education

BTEC Level 3 Sport (Outdoor Adventure)

Level 2 Diploma Sport (Outdoor Adventure)

Outdoor Activity Instructor Apprenticeship

For your post GSCE Education and Training our BTEC Level 3 Sport (Outdoor Adventure) is a unique course designed to provide both academic and internationally recognised qualifications across a range of disciplines that will enable students to build a career in the outdoor and leisure industries specialising in watersports.

The Level 2 Diploma Sport (Outdoor Adventure) course combines theory units, practical activities and employer valued professional National Governing Body (NGB) qualifications. This unique course has been designed to enable candidates to start their career in the outdoors and leisure industry. It provides a great stepping stone for those who don’t quite meet the entry requirements for our Level 3 course and offers learners an opportunity for further development before progressing on to Level 3 the following year.

Our Apprenticeship programme gives an opportunity to those who have completed the BTEC Level 3 Sport (Outdoor Adventure) to benefit from further training and experience with Rockley. The Apprenticeship is a real job with training, enabling learners to earn while they still learn and develop in the Watersports industry and also to achieve further nationally recognised qualifications to prepare them for a more senior

As well as offering a high level of vocational training giving you the qualifications required to go straight into employment, our BTEC Level 3 course also gives you a direct route to university as it is equivalent to 3 A levels.

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It's about spending time with your family

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French Family Holidays Considering something different for your family holiday that gives you flexibility to each do as much or as little as you want, where you don’t need to think about what to eat and is all about fun and new experiences? Then look no further; our Family Activity Holidays really do have something for all! With a selection of activities designed for all abilities and for all the family, you each create your own holiday programme. There is no pressure to participate so each of you can be active all day every day or have time out to read a book, sit by the pool or visit local attractions, it’s your choice!

Location Our AzuRivage centre in South West France on the shores of Lac Soustons in the Aquitaine region with a spectacular coastline, surrounded by magnificent forests and nearby the foothills of the Pyrenees! Situated on the outskirts of the small town of Azur, it’s a beautiful area to explore when you are not on the water!

“Thank you all very much for such a GREAT family holiday. Rockley, we’ve had such a great stay, paddleboarding, windsurfing and sailing! Such a great team and something for all of us”

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All activities - sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, stand up paddleboarding and trail biking All meals Accommodation & linen Use of all equipment throughout your holiday (subject to availability) Evening socials

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Discover Aquitaine

Watersports training & holidays

Our favourite things to do

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Soak up the culture and vibe of Biarritz with its magnificent buildings and a luxurious seaside town - popular with tourists

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The golden Atlantic Beaches are a surfing hotspot and a perfect place to swim, relax and watch the world go by

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Enjoy the Local Cuisine - try the delicious seafood & taste some world-renowned wines

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Visit the fabulous Dune du Pyla - the largest sand dune in Europe with spectacular views across Arcachon Bay and the forest of Aquitaine.

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French Family Holidays

What's not to love about camping? If you’ve never been camping before you’ll be amazed how easy and enjoyable it is! AzuRivage has all the facilities to make your stay relaxing, comfortable and enjoyable. Of course, if your ideal holiday includes a good book and a glass of something chilled then camping does that best too.

Our Accommodation Our chalet tents have 3 sleeping compartments for up to 6 people. Each tent has sprung beds with bedding, electric lighting, an electric power point, a fridge and a kettle as well as a selection of crockery and cutlery for you to enjoy light snacks and hot drinks. On arrival you’ll find a ‘Welcome Pack’ including a bottle of wine, some beers chilling in the fridge, fruit juice, milk, tea, coffee and nibbles.

Al Fresco Dining Holidays are all about relaxing and enjoying time together as a family which is why we take care of all meals for you! All meals are provided by our own catering team using fresh locally sourced ingredients and dinner is usually a popular family option such as lasagne with garlic bread, curry, a roast or fajitas. Our 2 course evening meal will include either a starter or dessert with the main dinner, a bottle of beer, glass of wine or soft drink, giving you time to share tales of your day’s exploits with friends and family. French Affair evening gives you the opportunity to try some French classics such as frog’s legs, snails and moules, followed by a classic main course such as Boeuf Bourguignon or Coq au Vin. We know how hungry you get when on an active holiday, so our breakfasts and amazing buffet lunches are a great opportunity to prepare yourselves ready before heading back out onto the water for your activities!

Fun off the water The fun doesn’t stop after dinner either with our programme of social events. On arrival evening we have ‘Welcome Drinks’ giving you the opportunity to meet your instructors and fellow families and to ask any questions you may have. Through your holiday we have a ‘Boules’ evening and a quiz night, both great opportunities to compete as families or split up and take on the kids! Our Beach Games night is just for the kids, giving parents a quiet evening to enjoy a drink and relax while we take care of your children! Early evening on Saturday we have certificate and prize giving when you can applaud all you have enjoyed and achieved during your time with us! Please note that the campsite has a programme of evening entertainments that includes a disco and various entertainers. All entertainment finishes by 11pm.

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Let's Get Active

Our Activities

Watersports training & holidays

Our range of activity sessions means that you can pick and choose what you want to do throughout the week. Do as much or as little as you like!

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SAILING

Get to grips with during our beginner and intermediate clinics. With sessions focusing on different techniques you can customise your own week of sailing activities

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your way around the beautiful lake. Go solo or team up with family or friends with our SUP’s easily launched from the beach

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Kayaking

from our beach at AzuRivage couldn’t be easier and you don’t need to have any experience at all. There’s plenty to see and it’s a great workout!

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From your first tentative steps to the sheer exhilaration of blasting along in footstraps and harness, there are few sports more addicitve than

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Explore the beautiful surrounds of Soustons and AzuRivage on our Available for youngsters from aged 11

Windsurfing

Mountain bikes

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Get on the Water!

NEW for 2020 – Surfing

What can be more thrilling than ‘catching the wave’ through the power of the ocean? As an optional extra to your holiday this year we can organise a surfing lesson for you at Vieux Boucau. Available to all ages from 8 years+ and bookable with our on-site team, why not have a go at this exciting sport!

Our fabulous range of activities means all of your family can have a go no matter what level you are. Our session programme is designed for flexibility, enabling you each to have a holiday with as much or as little activity as you want! With activity sessions both morning and afternoon, led by our instructors or as ‘free sail’, you can pick and choose to be busy all day every day through the week, or if you want some down time, chilling by the pool with a good book or having a coffee at one of the local cafes sometimes, you can do that too! Every Saturday we all have fun on the water with our regattas which are accessible to all ages and abilities. Take part as families or take on your children, you never know they might beat you! Not competitive? Don’t worry you can still enjoy being on the water sailing, kayaking, windsurfing or paddleboarding and just enjoy the ambiance of the lake putting into practice the skills you have learned through the week!

Prices from just £625pp

Your holiday checklist

We’ve included as much as possible in the price of your holiday, but here are just a few other essentials; • • • • • • • •

Rash vest – short or long sleeved Long board shorts Sun hat or cap Lightweight waterproof Lightweight trousers and a fleece for on the water in cooler weather Water bottle Sun cream – high factor (25 SPF+) Footwear – old trainers or non slip shoes


Poole Park

Holiday Camps, Birthday Parties, Weekend Clubs, School Events, Taster Sessions & much more!

Poole Park Lake, located in the heart of Poole, is ideally placed to offer so much to local residents, schools and groups in the Poole, Bournemouth and Christchurch conurbation. With easy access to the water our ever-popular holiday camps, Saturday children’s clubs, birthday parties, taster sessions and hire facility enable everyone to have fun on the water. Taster sessions and hire are available at weekends through the season and every day in school holidays. We also offer RYA Stage 1 and 2 sailing courses for children aged 6 -7 years old during the May half term and through the school summer holidays. We accept childcare vouchers for all our children’s activities at Poole Park.

Weekdays in term time sees the centre at Poole Park filled with local primary and secondary school pupils taking part in a whole range of activities outside the classroom in a safe environment. Activities include sailing, kayaking, windsurfing and stand up paddle-boarding, some challenging activities that may be new to them, whilst developing their confidence on the water. Poole Park is also a great location for various events including the Dorset School Games offering a chance for students to compete against other schools in sailing and the ‘Can Do Festival’ which is a fun and inclusive day of watersports for pupils with SEN requirements. Both events are FREE to schools, with the aim of increasing watersports participation and a competitive spirit within schools.

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In good hands

Serious About Safety

Watersports training & holidays

With 43 years of experience in teaching watersports, we have an enviable reputation for our high safety standards, which are rigorously applied at all our centres throughout the UK and France. Being part of the Rockley Watersports group we can boast the highest level of qualified staff, with seven RYA Coach Assessors and 10 Senior Instructors amongst our permanent staff. All our instructors are RYA qualified - the majority in more than one discipline. You can relax and be confident in the safety of all activities. All our centres are fully recognised by the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) – the National Governing Body for the sport of sailing, windsurfing and powerboating. The RYA inspects recognised training centres annually. In addition, our UK centres hold an Adventurous Activity Licensing Authority (AALA) licence.

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Learning just got a whole lot more exciting Over 43 years Rockley has grown and developed to include some of the UK’s most highly regarded residential activity trips for children and young people, with the emphasis on learning by doing. Our original aims are still very much at the heart of the activity programmes today, which focus on building self-confidence through personal achievement and having fun!

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School & Group Activity Trips

At a glance 5 fabulous locations in south west France & Poole, Dorset Supports the development of your pupils

Recognised qualifications - National Curriculum Key Stages 2,3 & 4, GCSE, A-Level, BTEC Level 2 & 3 and DofE awards

Provides a positive & enriching experience beyond the classroom

Provides a positive & enriching experience beyond the classroom

" “Hands down 100% the best trip we have run

in seven years. The Rockley staff were amazing, their enthusiasm infectious and great to see all the kids enjoying life away from technology. Staff all enjoyed learning new skills on the water” Woodhouse Grove School

All Hallows Catholic School in Surrey has been organising their school residential trips with us for 15 years. After their trip with us this summer we received this letter from trip organisor Rob Antrobus A huge thank you to you all for making the trip so enjoyable for students and staff. These letters are getting harder to write as I seem to say the same each year! So here goes ....... Thank you Jack for all your hard work behind the scenes, the endless emails, the chasing of details and money from me and all the telephone conversations to make sure everything was in place. Also for being understanding to our needs and sorting any wish lists that I had out! Thank you to all the staff at La Rive who were great with the students. They were all brilliant and dare I say, the best year yet. All were proactive, cohesive and enthusiastic and made sure we were looked after and catered for. Last year I said “I think this may be the first year I haven’t given any constructive criticism! Clearly Rockley is getting better and to do that is hard year in year out.” Clearly this greatness is becoming habit so long may it continue! All in all the students had a great trip, the weather was great, food was great, staff were great and my staff had a great time! We really should do it again next year!!! Thank you all once again, and I look forward to catching up with you all in the near future. Yours sincerely, Robert Antrobus Trip Organiser


#BePartOfIt Be part of an awesome team - Work with Rockley At Rockley we recognise that it’s our staff who are our most valuable asset and are some of the best in the industry and for this reason we go to great lengths to ensure that Rockley is a great place to work. We offer a variety of management and senior management positions as well as water/activity based roles, support and catering vacancies. All these roles come with all the benefits you would expect with working for one of the most reputable companies in the watersports industry. Our development programme also gives you the opportunity to grow your skills set during your time with us. .

Got what it takes? If you have the passion, dedication and determination to work with us, we promise a season centred around friendship, teamwork, personal development and fun! For further information on any of our vacancies or development programmes, please contact Kat Sargent - team@rockley.org, apply online or call 01202 677272 to speak to a staff member.

It’s about doing what you love, doing it well and really having fun! www.rockley.org

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Maria Carroll - Sibling Worker

Our Company Charity - Julia's House! Julia’s House is not a typical children’s hospice. They give practical and emotional support for a child with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition and their families, providing frequent and regular support in their own homes, in the community or at their hospices based in Dorset and Wiltshire. Our long-term support for this amazing charity is now such an essential part of Rockley life we consider it a privilege to have such an association with them! Our staff who take part in marathons, half marathons, triathlons, and cycling events have Julia’s House to thank for their inspiration and high levels of fitness! Throughout the year Julia’s House also offers opportunities for the brothers and sisters of the children under their care. We work closely with Maria Carroll, a sibling worker for Julia’s House, offering residential watersports weekends twice a year for their siblings. Maria said ‘These events with all the

siblings make such a difference to them and their families and I cannot tell you how highly our relationship with Rockley is valued.’ One sibling who has attended one of our residential weekends at Rockley Point said ‘When we have sibling get togethers it’s really fun because we get to make friends and have new experiences. It’s great just to be together because we are all going through the same thing.’ Want to find out more about this wonderful charity, take a look at their website - www.juliashouse.org We look forward to our continued support for Julia’s House for many years to come! www.rockley.org

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2020 Prices & Dates £

Courses

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Deposit

Sailing Courses Youth 2 Day Courses

£175

6, 8, 13, 15

25,27

13,15,20,22,27,29

3,5,10,12,17,19,24,26

26,28

£50

Youth 5 Day Sailing Courses (incl Friday Fun Day)

£375

6,13

25

13, 20, 27

3, 10, 17, 24

26

£50

Youth 5 Day Sailing Residential

£515

6,13

13, 20, 27

3, 10, 17, 24

26

£50

Youth 5 Day Multi Activity Week

£375

27

3

£50

Youth 5 Day Multi Activity Week - Residential

£515

27

3

£50

Youth Multi Activity Weekend

£175

18, 25

8

£50

Youth Windsurfing Weekend

£175

Adult 2 Day Courses - Weekends

£175

Adult 2 Day Courses - Weekdays

£175

Adult Sailing Days - Saturdays

£75

11

9,23

11

9,23

18, 25

8

25

15, 29

£50 26

24

£50

20, 22

3, 5

£50

25

15, 29

£50

Private Tuition

From £199

Please call for availability

£50

Multi-Hull Sailing Courses

From £199

Please call or check out the website for availability

£50

RYA Sailing & Windsurf & Instructor Courses £360

17

6, 13

25

13, 20, 27

3, 10, 17, 24

26

£50

RYA Pre-entry Training Day - Saturday

£85

15

4, 11

23

11, 18, 25

1, 8, 15, 22

24

£50

RYA Pre-entry Assessment - Sunday

£110

16

5, 12

24

12, 19, 26

2, 9, 16, 23

25

£50

Instructor Preparation Week

£375

13, 20, 27

3, 10, 17

RYA Senior Instructor

£360

17

13

RYA Start Windsurf Instructor

£360

RYA Intermediate Windsurf Instructor

£360

30

RYA Advanced Instructor

£190

11

RYA Race Instructor

£190

Please call or check out the website for dates. Minimum of 2 students

£50

RYA Multi-Hull Instructor

£190

Please call or check out the website for dates. Minimum of 2 students

£50

RYA Keelboat Instructor

£190

Please call or check out the website for dates. Minimum of 2 students

£50

RYA Dinghy Instructor

6 25

6, 27

£50 26 26

£50 23

£50 £50 £50


Courses

£

Feb

£315

15 15

Mar

Apr

May

4,9,11,16

23

11

23

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sept

11, 16, 18 23, 25, 30

1, 6, 8, 13, 15 20, 22, 27

Oct

Nov

Deposit

RYA Powerboat Courses RYA Powerboat Level 2

24, 29

£50

RYA Safety Boat

£315

RYA Powerboat Instructor Skills

£110

2

24 2

£50 £50

RYA Powerboat Instructor

£420

3

3

£50

RYA Shorebased Courses RYA First Aid (includes Manual) - Saturday

£110

Essential Navigation & Seamanship Skills - Online

£99

22

11, 18

30

Available every day - online course

18, 25

1,8,15,22,29

RYA Safe & Fun Safeguarding - online

£20

Available every day - online course

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£50 £50

Professional Watersports Training Packages 3 week Senior Instructor Package*

£1,695

12

12 Week Professional Watersports instructor Package*

£5,495

10

£150

Leap for Success - 12 weeks*

£1,450

10

£150

French Family Holidays

Extras

All Inclusive

Accommodation (per person per night)

£42

Lunches (per person per day)

£5

Dinner (per person per day)

£10

Powerboat Instructor Logbook (G19)

£15

Windsurf Instructor Manual (W33)

£18

Extras

Dinghy Instructor Logbook (G14)

£14

Sailing Logbook

£9

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*Includes accommodation & meals. All courses can be booked with accommodation (age 10-24 years)

£150

Staying Elsewhere

1 Week

£625

Activity Week & ALL Meals

£399

2 Weeks

£920

Standard Activities

£300

2 Day RYA Sailing / Windsurfing £50 Course Supplement Lunch £5 Dinner £10

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Tents are available from 6pm. Includes ALL meals from the evening of arrival to breakfast on the day of departutre

Holiday dates are from 26th July to 23rd August 2020 inclusive

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