Junior Training Weeks
Junior Training Week 1: Monday 19th July to Thursday 22nd July 2021*
Junior Training Week 2: tbc
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*All events at the Club subject to change due to current Coronavirus pandemic. Please contact the office for enquiries.
Itchenor Sailing Club has been an RYA Recognised Training Centre (RTC) since 2014. We provide quality sail training for young members on the lead up to ISC Junior Fortnight. Our training week, a five day course, provides the perfect opportunity to learn new and improve on existing sailing skills. Sailors are awarded RYA and ISC certificates for their achievements.
The training programme for Junior Training Week is tailored to meet the level of all children attending. The emphasis is focused on introducing basic sailing skills for beginners, improving confidence and independence on the water for intermediate sailors and developing racing skills to an advanced level.
Training is open to beginners through to experienced racing helms and crews in Mirrors, Toppers and Fevas.
ISC Sailing Manager Ryan, will be supported by a team of qualified RYA Instructors (Team Leaders and Assistant Instructors) and experienced Assistant Sailors, all of whom are Itchenor Sailing Club Members. The Assistant Sailors will be on hand to sail with less experienced helms and crews when necessary and on days when wind conditions are more challenging.
And most importantly our Junior Training Weeks provide lots of fun and excitement out on the water and the opportunity to make new friends!
The week course (including lunch each day with a drink and snack on return each afternoon) is £300
Junior Training Week Groups
- Toppers - Start Racing / Day Sailing
- Fevas - Start Racing / Spinnakers
- Mirror - RYA Stages
- Mirror - Advanced
- Mirror - Start / Intermediate Racing
Children must be either Junior or Taster Members of Itchenor Sailing Club (not temporary members). Crews may be complete beginners although children should have some experience of sailing. Beginner crews will be allocated to suitable helms. (Min age is 8 up to generally 14)
All children must be confident swimmers.
This is a 5-day course.
Instructors: There will be a team of RYA instructors and a number of experienced junior sailors teaching the children.
Boats: A Mirror, Topper or Feva dinghy with adequate insurance (see disclaimer) must be provided by each helm. The boat must be seaworthy and robust enough to withstand a week`s training! Each boat must have a painter, 6 metres long, bungs plus spares and a launching trolley - named with your boat name . All boats must be buoyant.
Bad weather: If sailing is curtailed because of adverse weather conditions, parents will be contacted to pick up their children by 13.30.
It will not be possible to refund course fees.
Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come basis. Should the spaces be filled there will be a waiting list.
You need to complete a Parent/Guardian Consent and Supervision Form - if you haven't already done one this year. Consent forms are valid for a whole season (found here: Parental Consent Form 2020.pdf)
A zipped, named kit bag must be brought to the club each day containing the following:
- - Wetsuit
- - Buoyancy aid
- - Sailing shoes, sailing gloves
- - Additional warm clothes for sailing
- - Spray top
- - Swimming costume and towel
- - Sunscreen and sunhat, water bottle
- - Change of clothing,
Please make sure all items are named!
To apply please book online here
Last updated 15:18 on 3 December 2020