Youth Sailing

Youth Training Sessions

This year our youth training sessions will be moved to Friday evenings to run alongside Helford River Sailing Club’s Junior Sailing outing. This move will be beneficial for both the trust and the club as instructor and safety provision can be shared and it will also be beneficial for the participants as there will be a much clearer route of progression into club racing and other sailing activities.

The course will run for 11 weeks commencing on Friday 5th May. There will be no session on 2nd June as it is Half-Term. Collection from the Ferryboat Beach is at 1745 or HRSC at 1800. The session will finish at 2000.

There will be two distinct groups with different emphasis and objectives:

Group A

will be for those younger sailors who may have participated in our youth regattas last year but are very new to racing and advanced sailing. This group will look at building on the racing skills already gained as well as some content from the RYA Youth Stage 3 and 4 Syllabi.

Group B

will be for those older sailors who have already participated in youth training in previous years and who want to continue to build on their sailing experience. This group will focus on the advanced modules of the RYA National Sailing Scheme such as Seamanship Skills, Sailing with Spinnakers, Performance Sailing as well as the option to start training for Assistant Instructor qualifications.

For these sessions we ask for a minimum donation of £100 per sailor for the 11 week course to cover our costs. Anything you can afford to donate in addition will go towards our work with the local primary schools and will be very gratefully received.

After booking, please ensure the sailor has read and agreed to the Youth Sailing Contract which can be found on the right of this page. This is an agreement that safety and behaviour guidelines will be followed at all times whilst participating in youth training.

If you have any questions or queries please contact

Photos from previous Youth Training sessions:

Your Booking

Your youth training is not fully booked until you have finished the payment process AND completed an Online Youth Training Consent Form for each child.  This is needed even if your child has sailed with us before. 

If for any reason you are unable to attend please notify us as early as possible at

Youth Training

We will collect sailors from the North bank (Ferryboat Beach) and the South bank (HRSC).

All Sailors are fitted with HRCST Buoyancy Aids, but they can wear their own if preferred. Wetsuits are ideal though not absolutely essential. Sailors must have shoes that can get wet. A set of dry clothes at the pick up point is a good idea as we can guarantee that they will get wet!

If you have any difficulties or queries please email

Our Sailing Area (click to enlarge)

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