Youth Sailing

Youth Training Sessions – 2019

Due to some refinement in our summer timetable our youth training sessions will be on Tuesday evenings in 2019.

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

One group 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 mainly sail in Laser Picos and will look at building on the racing skills already gained as well as some content from the RYA Youth Stage 3 and 4 Syllabi.

The other group 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 mainly sail in RS Fevas and will focus on the advanced modules of the RYA National Sailing Scheme such as Seamanship Skills, Sailing with Spinnakers and Performance Sailing.

These groups will be decided by the instructors on the beach each session and there is a certain amount of flexibility between groups throughout the course.

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

Youth Training 2017

Our Sailing Area (click to enlarge)

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!

Please ensure that all youth sailors have read and agree to the Youth Training Expected Behaviour Contract. You will be asked to confirm this when booking.

If you have any difficulties or queries please email


For those who are regular customers, you may notice an increase in our prices for 2018, after holding our rates unchanged for several years. We are having to raise prices due to increasing costs and because these courses are not eligible for Gift Aid. We are sure you will agree that this sailing tuition still offers great value for money and of course any profits help the charity to achieve its mission to get children, who wouldn't otherwise be able, to learn to sail single handed.

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Registered charity number 1165396