Youth Improver & Racing Activities in 2019

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A number of training events are arranged, from May to September, to improve the sailing skills of youth members (8 to 17 years) and to those holding the RYA Stage 2 certificate the opportunity to progress to Stages 3 and 4 and the Youth Start Racing certificate.

Dates for 2019 have not been finalised. This page will be updated as soon as final dates have been agreed.

The dates for 2018 are as follows:

  • Saturday12th May from 13.30 hrs
  • Friday 18th May from 18.30 hrs
  • Saturday 2nd June from 13.30 hrs
  • Friday 22nd June from 13.30 hrs
  • Saturday 21st July RESCHEDULED to 10th August
  • Friday 27th July from 18.30 hrs
  • Friday 10th August from 18.30 hrs
  • Saturday 18th August from 13.30 hrs
  • Friday 31st August from 18.30 hrs
  • Saturday 29th September from 13.30 hrs (followed by the party)

Youth Cygnet Race Series
To promote the integration of under 18 junior and youth sailors into the clubs general racing the Cygnet Race Series will be run alongside the Summer Series on the following dates:

  • July 1, 8, 22, 29, August 5, 12, 19, September 2.

Racing Starts at 14:00hrs, separate Cygnet Race start 5 minutes after the main fleet start.
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Pursuit Race Series
4 Pursuit races will be run, see the 2018 Sailing Programme for dates and times.

Start times will be according to boat PY handicap so our junior and youth sailors, who generally sail in Toppers, will start the race together and before the faster boats who will attempt to catch them up during this extended race.

This is an ideal opportunity for our youth sailors to show the rest how it’s done!

Regatta and Cup Events
Junior and youth sailors are of course included in the Regatta and Cup events which are held at various times during the season. See the Sailing Programme for details.

Other Race Series
Other race series are held throughout the spring, summer, autumn and winter and our junior and youth sailors are welcome to join these races and sail along side the adults.

Casual Sailing
On Fridays and Saturday evenings, with the adults, juniors and youths can sail around the lake. There will be a powerboat if assistance is needed.

If you have any queries or suggestions regarding Youth Sailing please contact Jill Reid ( or Keith Brereton (