We aim to develop a passion for dinghy sailing in our youngsters which will lead to a lifelong love of the water.
Do your kids want to learn to sail and improve their sailing skills to racing level?
As an RYA Training Centre we are super focused on introducing the younger generation to sailing. We run an exciting string of RYA training courses and social events every year, as well as an extremely popular Youth Race Week to put their new skills to the test! See them progress into the watersports enthusiasts of the future.
We have a very active junior contingent at the club. Children begin their sailing journey in the safe and sheltered water directly in front of the clubhouse with a focus on having fun and learning the basic skills. As they progress, there are opportunities to sail on West Mud and eventually racing in and around Chichester harbour.
Progression is supported through:
- RYA Youth Training Scheme courses (see training)
- Parent led practice sessions these are run on a volunteer basis so we are keen to have family member's young and old helping us out
- Class/race specific coaching
- Shooting Stars race series
- Harbour Explorers cruising days
- Junior Race Week in August for those aged between 7 and 18
A range of club owned boats, that can be hired for a small fee, supports their developmental pathway. Available boats are:
- 4 x RS Teras
- 3 x RS Fevas
- 3 x Laser 2000s
- 2 x Lasers 4.7 and Radial rigs
- A Wayfarer
- An RS 400.
We look forward to seeing you on the water!