Friendly informal group tuition is provided for youngsters aged between 8 (by the 1st May), and 16. Tuition will be given by experienced club members. We use Optimist, Topper and Wayfarer dinghies with full safety cover on Friday evenings during the summer.
These sessions provide a marvellous opportunity for personal development of our children acquiring the skills of sailing and seamanship whilst having fun on the water. The sessions are open to all youngsters regardless of experience.
Please note the following points:
Junior Sailing relies on adult volunteers for the wide range of jobs that keep this activity going. Please will parents or guardians indicate in the space available on the Junior Application Form how they can help us with Junior Sailing. Once applicants have been confirmed parents will be contacted to find out more. Adult helpers will be sent a form that needs to be completed in regard to the necessary child protection procedures. Please don’t be offended by this; it is an essential procedure to protect our volunteers. Please note that all children must be accompanied by an adult helper in order to be allowed on the water.
If you are under 16 and wish to sail on a yacht (with a fixed keel), you and your parents will need to complete the parental consent form. To download a copy of the parental consent form for yacht sailing click here.