Fun and Learning
What’s the aim?
Youth coaching aims to improve your sailing and have fun with friends. For those keen to progress to racing, it will prepare and help you to join in the club races, and potentially for selection to the RYA squads.
Can anyone join?
Almost. If you can sail round a triangle or have RYA L2, right through to racers.
It is usually for Toppers and Fevas, with Topaz and Picos also welcome. (Oppies can be included by request and subject to demand as they have their own training sessions).
Each day usually comprises 2 sailing sessions with a briefing, and often with the use of video to both demonstrate techniques and show the sailors how they are progressing. For those wanting to race, a 2017-Youth-Coaching-Syllabus leading to the RYA Start and Intermediate racing certificates can be used.
How do I book?
Contact the office to book, no less than 48 hours before the event, ideally booking for all the sessions you wish to do so we can plan the groups, coaches and activities. The cost is £17 for Toppers and £20 for Fevas.
Payment is required at time of booking.
Club boats are available for hire (8 Toppers and 2 Fevas)
Youth Training Dates for 2019
The dates are in the programme and event calendar, and are:
- Easter Monday 22 April 12.00
- Bank Holiday Monday 6 May 11.30
- Saturday 11 May 16.00
- Sunday 19 May 09.30
- Saturday 8 June 14.00
- Sunday 16 June 10.00
- Saturday 22 June 14.00
- Sunday 30 June 09.00
- Sunday 14 July 09.00
- CYC Dinghy Week Wednesday 31 July to 4 August Start to Race
- Saturday 17 August 12.00
- Saturday 31 August 10.00
- Saturday 28 September 09.30
- Saturday 12 October 10.00
- Saturday 19 October 13.30
- Saturday 26 October 08.30
Start times are boats ready but not changed, so please arrive in plenty of time.
These sessions are run by members and rely on parents to help in the coach boats, shore support and tea bar. Please let us know what you can help with, no previous experience is required, just suitable clothing for assisting on the safety boats. Parents or guardians are required to be on-site at CYC during the sessions