Training is Structured in Stages
A basic understanding of sailing, with some experience of steering and handling the boat
A range of sailing skills and knowledge to help in becoming a confident sailor
Rigging, launching and sailing in any direction. Equivalent to Level 2 in the National Sailing Scheme
Sail a double handed boat as crew or helm, and solve a variety of problems afloat. (optional if Stage 3 was taken in a double hander
Beginners over the age of 8 years are able to start sailing independently using our club boats under instruction and coaching after they have attended our Saturday afternoon stage 1 sessions.
Once a beginner sailor has attended two Saturday afternoon sessions which are designed to introduce them to the basics of boat control and how to stay safe on the water, they will then be invited to join our Friday night sessions.
The Friday sessions are run for our more advanced juniors who are looking to continue to develop their boat handling skills and sailing ability. The tuition offered at these sessions are based on the syllabuses from the RYA sailing scheme.
At the end of a season we aim to offer our juniors the opportunity to attain a RYA qualification from the youth sailing scheme in line with their progression.
Race coaching is offered on several Sunday mornings throughout the year to build confidence and knowledge of racing for those juniors who wish to join our Sunday club racing.
A junior regatta is held at the end of August which enables Juniors to demonstrate their sailing skills in a safe and friendly competition.
If you would like your child to get involved in our junior section and all it has to offer then please contact Victoria Skelding, Junior Section Development Officer.