Junior and Youth Sailing
The club has a strong and growing junior and youth sailing section, open to anyone between the ages of 7 and 18 years.
Pathway to Sailing
At Midland SC we welcome young sailors and juniors who want to become sailors. We are part of the RYA’s OnBoard Programme, which aims to introduce youngsters to this fascinating sport. As part of this we are running regular sessions throughout the week, where young sailors go out on the water and practice and improve their sailing.
Throughout the OnBoard sessions we observe the juniors’ progress, and make sure they advance through the RYA Youth Scheme (Stages 1 to 4) at their own pace. During the holidays we also run dedicated training courses which enable your child to progress a bit quicker in four sessions of four hours each.
OnBoard sessions are £10 for two hours, with a 50% discount for members of Midland Sailing club. The same discount also applies to the RYA Youth Training courses, which are half price for members.
These sessions are currently open for booking:
RYA Stage 1 (Junior)
This course is open to kids from age 8 to 10. It is aimed at total beginners who want to learn how to sail, but might not have set foot into a dinghy before. In the Stage 1 course you will learn the basics of sailing, and some practical techniques and manoeuvres.