Regular Sessions

As well as the camps, activities and courses listed on our holiday activities page, throughout the school summer term we run an After School Beginners Sailing session. It is instructor led and run on a pay per session basis, so no large financial or time commitments are required.  

We also have a Monday Night Paddlers Group for older teenagers and adults that is operated in the same way as the After School sessions.

Our Wednesday Evening Practice Sailing session is not run by instructors but basic information and safety boat cover are provided.  Participants must have achieved their RYA Stage 2 or Level 1 Sailing Certificate.

If you would like to try a new activity as a family, one of our instructors would be delighted to set up a taster session for your group.  For more information, please complete a booking enquiry or contact our bookings office.

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    What our customers say

    I would like to thank everyone for a great fun paddle boarding experience on Saturday. We all had such fun. The equipment was excellent and the staff were friendly and helpful. Will definitely repeat this.


    Thank you so much for the fun sailing session our group thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The staff at Essa were very patient and helpful.

    25th Harlow Scouts

    Our daughters have had a great time on Stage 1 and 2 sailing courses. Richard and staff were all super helpful and made their time there loads of fun and their skills have come on brilliantly. This base is a real gem and we will be taking more opportunities to use the facilities as a family. Thanks so much.


    definitely the best holiday camp on offer – they have loved it

    Hannah (parent)

    The children had an amazing trip, they had the time of their lives and left your centre extremely happy and are still raving about it today.

    We thought the instructors were excellent, they had a perfect balance between fun and professional, they were able to deliver the important message of how to stay safe doing the activities as well as making the day extremely fun for the children.

    Our staff were delighted with the centre and the day itself, the activities being so close together was very useful for us, and the layout of the changing and lunch is ideal too.

    Chesham Prep School

    “I would like to convey my thanks to all staff and instructors for an amazing experience at ESSA today. The Beaver Scouts had a fantastic experience and all of them went home smiling, albeit quite tired.

    Christchurch Beavers