Junior Sail Training with RWBSWC
A RYA Training Centre.

Each year it is pleasing to see a number of juniors become competent, independent sailors. Whilst the Sail Training scheme plays a part, these sailors also use the holiday period to practice their skills. We always need parental support to run the Junior Sail Training sessions and we will be organising some up-skilling sessions during the Whit week holidays.

RYA Training Centre Status
Our recognition as a RYA Training Centre means we're inspected annually to ensure that we maintain high standards of tuition, equipment and safety. Sailors are taught by qualified RYA Dinghy Instructors to the standards required by the RYA Youth Sailing Scheme.


Am I a beginner or an improver?

You are probably a beginner if this is your first or second season of sailing. We would expect an ‘improver’ to be able to helm in light winds.

I am a beginner – can I book all 10 sessions?
If you have access to a suitable boat you can book all the sessions and we will try to make sure that we have enough volunteers to help you learn to sail. We have a number of club boats that you can use but due to the anticipated demand we may have to limit the number of sessions that you can attend. We will, of course, reimburse part of the fee if demand outstrips supply.

What will I do during the beginner sessions?
If you are 8 or 9 you will probably:

If you are an older beginner you may follow the steps outlined above for double handed boats but are more likely to start sailing on your own in a single sailed Topper where you will:

I am an improver – can I book all 10 sessions?
Improver sessions are designed to make you a better sailor so that you can confidently take part in club activities such as sail-away and races.The syllabus will include:

Care of Boats
The club has a fleet of boats for juniors to use during sail training. These are also available, using a booking system, for the use of any club member at other times. Please familiarise yourself with the guidelines for use in the booking folder that is kept in the clubhouse.The fleet includes Toppers (5) and Otters (3). Please take special care when launching, sailing and recovering these boats. Wash down the boats you have used and pack them away tidily at the end of each session.

Getting your boat ready for the season
Here are a few things junior members can do before the summer sailing season begins:-

We look forward to seeing you during the season
The Sail Training Team