Group and school watersport activities

Schools & Groups

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Whatever your age, St Andrews Watersports group activities are all about having buckets of fun. With us just for a splashing fun time or some 'serious' team building, we can build an activity you.

Taking part in one of our activities is an amazing experience, for many school children that visit us this is the first time they've seen a huge lake, let alone been on a boat or raft!


Watersport activities are an amazing leveller for all abilities; creating confidence and raising self-esteem......Quite possibly a life changing experience.

One-off sessions, complete days or a multiple week-time sessions can be put together to meet your requirements.

Whilst with us for your activity, why not take advantage of our quality catering packages from the Beach Hut Cafe, serving quality homemade style food.

From the moment your group arrives, everyone will be looked after. Greeted by our experienced qualified instructors. A full safety briefing is given before going lakeside, followed by being kitted out with the appropriate safety equipment.

Group activities and sessions:

  • Raft building & racing.

  • Dinghy sailing tasters

  • Dinghy sailing courses for schools.

  • Multi-activity.

  • Team building.

  • Treasure hunts.

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Prize giving group and school watersport activities

Safety and standards

St Andrews Lakes Watersports is operated by the same long-standing team at Dover Sea Sports Centre. As a professional maritime based leisure company, the team know the potential 'nature of our beast'. Our number one priority is for the care and safety of any child or adult in-trusted to our care whilst near or in the water at any time.

With stringent Risk Assessments and Safety Policies in place and followed at all times, we have achieved and are proud to be licensed. by the Health & Safety Executives' Adventure Activities Licensing Service (AALA); Meeting and continuing to exceed the set standards of the rigorous national standards governing adventurous training activities.

Full facility and activity risk assessments are available, which we are happy to supply to you, when required.

The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) is our sports Governing Body; Governing, inspecting and monitoring everything we do.

Therefore, all of our instructors have to teach to an extremely high standard. Not only do they hold the relevant RYA qualifications but have years of experience in their specialist field.

Supervision ratios have been set by the RYA,with no more than 6 participants to each instructor. Here at St Andrews Lake we are also fortunate to have new instructors coming up through the ranks, meaning that the qualified instructor has regular extra assistance, bringing the supervision ratio down from 6:1 to 6:2.

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Group and school watersport activities