Welcome to our website

Young People Afloat are an RYA recognised teaching centre, teaching dinghy sailing at Lackford Sailing Base at Lackford Lake, Bury St Edmunds.  We are a youth group for youngsters between the ages of 9 and 18, operating between April and September. All of the instructors and safety boat drivers are RYA qualified.

Take a look at our Introduction page where you can find out more about what we do at Young People Afloat. If you have any questions then visit our FAQ’s Page, if your question isn’t answered then feel free to get in contact with us.

We normally have a waiting list for joining, but if you are interested and would like your child to join us, then please visit the “Fancy Joining?” page and there is a form to fill out at the bottom of the page if you wish to be added to the waiting list.


Latest News

Covid 19

Due to the Covid 19 outbreak we have decided to close for the 2020 Season.

We will review the situation in 2021 and will inform members and waiting list members our intensions.

YPA Committee.

“I can’t control the wind but I can adjust the sail.” ― Ricky Skaggs