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Youth Squad

7th April - 27 October

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

We do require a minimum ability of Youth Sailing Scheme Stage 3 in order to participate in the Youth Squad. If you are not yet Stage 3, please look to Young Pirates. More details will be available there in due course.

We have a number of 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 our Race Coaches or Instructors who are keen to support the
Youth Squad in this social/leisure sailing capacity.

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.

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)

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 appropriateLight 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) 
  • Sunscreen 
  • Towel 
  • 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 


This event encompases the following:

Last updated 6:06pm on 19 July 2024

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