Juniors

Junior Sailing at Swarkestone

The junior section of Swarkestone Sailing Club aims to provide young sailors of all abilities with a safe, fun and welcoming environment in which to sail. We give them the opportunity to develop their skills and experience through the RYA Youth Sailing Scheme and progressing through to the advanced modules and Instructing Qualifications.

Junior sailing is available to all members aged 5 to 18 but sailors aged 5 to 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Annual membership is £13 payable after a couple of trial sessions, alternatively the whole family can join (ask for details).

The sessions run on selected Saturdays as below with a Junior Race (The Burley Trophy) at some point during the training day.

We have a very popular junior section and regularly have 15-20 sailors participating.

Juniors can start sailing on any junior Saturday, no previous experience is necessary.

The cost is £15 for the Saturday which includes boat hire and tuition from 9:30am to 4pm.

We are very proud of all of our sailors and the progress that they have made over the last season but especially so, of those who have represented the club at Opens, Derbyshire Youth and National Schools Sailing Association competitions.
Please contact Moya at swarkestonescjuniors@gmail.com  if you are interested. Places must be booked in advance.

The Junior dates for 2018 are:

Saturday March 10th 09:30-4pm     Saturday March 31st 09:30-4pm     Saturday April 24th 09:30-4pm     Saturday May 5th 09:30-4pm

Saturday June 6th 09:30-4pm     Saturday July 21st 09:30-4pm

Junior Week (Beginners) Monday 13th August to Friday 17th August 09:00-4pm

Wednesday 15th August 09:00-4pm (pizza evening and club racing)

Junior Week (Squad)   Monday 20th August to Friday 24th August 09:00 – 4pm

Wednesday 22nd August 09:00-4pm (pizza evening and club racing)

Saturday September 1st 09:30-4pm    Saturday September 22nd 09:30-4pm    Saturday October 20th  09:30-4pm

Saturday November 3rd Junior Prize Giving    Saturday November 17th Ice Breaker Sqaud  09:30-4pm
       For further information please contact comms.swarkestonesc@googlemail.com