Young People Afloat are an RYA recognised teaching centre. We teach 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. We meet Wednesday evenings from May until September.
The volunteer instructors are all appropriately qualified, and train members to Royal Yachting Association (RYA) standards encouraging them to take the tests in the RYA scheme as a means of attaining essential practical sailing techniques and skills. YPA also holds regattas and other events for its members during the summer season. As a youth group we are affiliated to the Royal Yachting Association, Suffolk Water Sport Association, St. Edmundsbury Sailing and Canoeing Assn, Suffolk Clubs for Young People and National School Sailing Association.