Junior and Youth Sailing

The club has a strong and growing junior and youth sailing section, open to anyone between the ages of 6 and 18 years. Parents are needed to help out too, we'll show you how.


The Juniors - ages from 6 to about 10 years old - sail in Optimist dingies, which are purpose designed for children and very difficult to capsize. The Youth fleet use Topper and RS Feva dingies as well as other club boats such as the Laser 2000 and GP14. Many of the youth fleet also sail in the regular Saturday and Wednesday race series, either as crew or using the club boats. Some of our Youth sailors have their own boats as well, including a Laser and a National 12.

Who are we?

We are a parent- and volunteer-run group who aim to introduce children and young adults (from 6 to 18) to sailing in a safe and relaxed environment. Whilst we do not run specific ‘Learn to sail’ courses we will teach absolute beginners to sail and advance them in confidence and skill so they can competently race against other juniors and adults. Young sailors can also complete RYA achievement levels assessed by the MSC’s senior instructors.

How do I join?

Just come along to the club on a Saturday morning to have a look around and meet everyone. We expect to open a waiting list this year as we're getting so popular.