Juniors

Welcome to Junior Sailing at South Staffs Sailing Club.

The club has a long and established record of encouraging and developing junior sailors through fun sailing programs for all ages and abilities and the new team of volunteers behind junior sailing certainly wants to build on this tradition. Run by experienced coaches, we run an RYA affiliated training programme.

So whether you’re child has never set foot in a dinghy before, or whether they are already in to racing we are certain that South Staffs will provide a safe, exciting and inspiring environment to nurture their interest. We run structured sessions most Sunday mornings from 9:00 to 12:00am between April through to the end of October based around the RYA start sailing syllabus.

What is needed:

The club has a range of boats available for the use of junior sailors together with a range of sizes of buoyancy aids. The sailor should wear clothes suitable for sailing – soft-bottomed shoes, sports trousers, fleece, waterproof jacket and hat/gloves depending on the weather. A full change of clothes (including shoes) and towel should be brought just in case. In due course you may wish to consider purchasing a wetsuit and specific sailing waterproofs, gloves etc but these are not essential and any club member will provide advice if needed.

The programme is suitable for juniors 5 to 15 years old, those 16 years and over we would recommend joining the club adult learn to sail course. The cost of the junior training programme is free as part of an annual parental membership.

The best way to find out more about sailing at South Staffs is to come down and see for yourself! You can drop in any Sunday morning and talk to one of the Junior team.

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