We are re-launching the Youth Squad this year with the aim of getting your children
back on the water and sailing confidently. The idea is to have fun and to develop their
interest in sailing. We will also look at guiding your child into racing, however, our
main focus will be on enjoying themselves and building confidence on the water. In
our experience not everyone enjoys sailing alone, so we will try to cater for that as
At this stage we require a minimum ability of Youth Sailing Scheme Stage 3 in order
to participate in the Youth Squad. This will be reviewed and expanded, in due course,
as coaching and craft capacity increase.
We have 6 planned sailing sessions and may do more on/off water events depending
on take up. Typically, they would last no longer than 90 minutes on the water with
changing/rigging time either side. Club boats will be provided (Picos, Fevas [double
handed] Lasers and Catamarans).
The sessions will be led by one of our Race Coaches who are keen to support the
Youth Squad in this social/leisure sailing capacity. They will also be supported by an
experienced Catamaran sailor and a Dinghy Instructor.
We would like to highlight that for all sessions, a parent/carer must remain on
site for the duration and take responsibility for their child.
IMPORTANT! Prior to booking, please complete the youth squad registration so that we can see where you are at (what you are confident rigging and sailing) and also where you want sailing to take you next.
Places are currently limited, and staffed according to need. If you find that you are
no longer able to attend a booked session, please advise us ASAP so that your place
can be reallocated.
We look forward to sailing with you!
Celia Braund (07856 323 343) and Amanda Powe (07816 042 739)
What should I bring?
In essence you will need, clothes for the shore, clothes for sailing and your logbook. It is always colder on the water than on land and you may be wet for many hours so make sure you have enough clothing. A full kit list is available here:
Please bring the following items to your course.
- Water, snacks and a packed lunch or tea, if appropriate. Light refreshments will be available during bar hours. Water and snacks may be taken afloat with you or in the coach boat
- Buoyancy aid
- Hat (cap or winter warm)
- Dry change of clothes
- Old trainers or water shoes. Shoes must be closed toe and heel. Flip flops are not allowed!
- Wetsuit and board shorts
- Windproof or waterproof jacket
- Clothes appropriate for the weather of the day. It is much colder on the water so please dress over-warm, we can always put a layer in the coach boat
The following form part of this event:
Last updated 12:14am on 8 December 2023