Junior Sailing Overview
We’ve always been a club focused on encouraging and developing our young sailors.
We want our cadets to grow up loving sailing as much as we do. We want them to feel involved with the Club, to gain experience, to be part of a team, to develop responsibility, to be involved in friendly and healthy competition, to learn to thrive in a challenging environment, to connect with nature and be aware of their surroundings. We nurture young sailors, helping them to understand the water and to sail with confidence. We are firm believers in creating a friendly and fun environment for children and teenagers to learn the ropes, giving them room to prosper and grow.
Our Mirrors Class has the biggest fleet in the Club and with over 90 boats is the most active Mirror fleet in the country. These robust, versatile and fairly light boats are easily maintained and repaired and can be launched into the water very quickly and easily. We support all standards of Mirror sailing from beginner to club racing to national racing levels. For more details contact: Richard Benson, Class Captain, and see also: Mirror Events Schedule / Mirror News
Recognised by the International Sailing Federation the International 420s are a youth trainer for the larger Olympic class International 470. With Bermuda rig and optional spinnaker and trapeze, they are excellent youth trainers but with the added capability to learn advance sailing techniques. For more details contact: Mark Timberlake, Class Captain, and see also: Int. 420 Events Schedule / Int. 420 News
Our RS Feva Class is aimed at children Year 8 (12/13 year olds) and above. These modern boats are exciting to sail with the class growing in popularity. They are approved by the RYA for the RYA onboard scheme. For more details contact: Kendall Massey, Class Captain. See also: RS Feva Event Schedule
Useful links: RS Feva Class Association
Rigging videos: Rigging 1 / Rigging 2
Shirley Robertson RYA Feva Handling Tips Series: Tacking / Gybing Spinnaker / Hoisting / Accelerating / Stopping
Having a blast: 30 Knots Sailing / Feva Pitch / Schools week drone footage
Last updated 11:00 on 16 May 2021