The Junior section is busy and vibrant. Most of our sailors start in Optimists from the age of 8 and can then move on to Mirrors, Toppers and Lasers as teenagers. Children join the club as cadet members. They can then participate in training, regattas and have use of the club facilities.
Fun and Family
Sailing is not only about racing, but participation, enjoyment and friends. Strengthening current friendships and making new ones on and off the water. In the 2021 Calendar we have Spring Training, ISA Summer courses, August Racing Series, SSC Junior Regatta and Autumn Training (to be planned).
Sailing is not a ‘drop and go’ activity for parents. We are completely dependent on a high level of parental participation, in terms of launching and recovering RIBs (safetyboats), helping to crew them, helping the children to rig and launch their boats, kitchen duties etc
We also have a Regatta every year in which we encourage all children to participate, whatever their level.
Getting involved in helping is a key way to get to know other people in the club.
We look forward to seeing you down in the club.
On behalf of the Junior Committee