Youth Sailing Club

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

The 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.

For further information contact: Zoe Broughton

By email: [email protected]


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 Block 3 Block4



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

Joining fee for non-members – £30.00 (if more than 1 child is attending only a single joining fee is due)


Online Booking

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Download application form WORD

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