Youth Squad

The RWYC has two sessions for 8 to 16 year olds running during term time. Come and learn to sail or just improve your skills and have fun on the water.

The sailing sessions run from April to September during term time and these are held on for 2 hours Fridays at 4.30pm and Saturdays at 10.00am.

Training is from RYA-approved Instructors and includes:

  • Safety on and off the water
  • Theory of sailing
  • Roles of the helm and the crew
  • Knot tying and rope work
  • How to rig and launch a dinghy
  • Setting off and returning to a jetty
  • Sailing on all points of sail
  • Capsize practice
  • Sailing single and double handed
  • Training-based games and physical fitness activities
  • Racing basics for more advanced sailors

Changing facilities with hot showers are provided.

We provide buoyancy aids, and your child is much better wearing a wet suit (the club does have a few spares). A light windproof jacket or spray top is also useful to keep warm. The water in the early part of the year is at its coldest. Appropriate footwear is needed to wear on the water, and bring a towel.

Please apply promptly to book a place for your child, as places (and boats) are limited.  The Club has 6 RS Terras, 6 Laser Picos and 3 RS Fevas.

Please send all enquiries to [email protected]

DATES for 2019 to be announced

Over the season the sailing is divided into 2 x 8 week blocks, the 2nd is divided by the summer holidays. These can be booked together or consecutively. Please note that sessions run during the ½ term holiday. The dates are as follows:


Block 1

Block 2






PRICES for 2018

The fee for RWYC members is £65 for each block of 8 sessions

There is an additional Annual Registration Fee of £30 for non-Members of the RWYC. Families with more than one child attending only pay one Registration Fee.

Download application form PDF

Download application form WORD





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