Learn to Sail

Junior Team (Cadets)

Our Junior Team programme is open from the age of 8.

The training schedule is organised on a regular basis, every Sunday. The group is divided into Beginners and Advanced and they are both following the RYA syllabus from Stage 1 up to Stage 4.

The Juniors are sailing in Optibats and Optimists first, working on their basic skills and then progressing into more powerful Toppers. They will have throughout the year, the possibility to get into racing through specific courses and training days. If they are not interested in racing they will have the option to try sailing on different sailing boats such as Fevas, Wayfarers and Lasers learning new manoeuvres and skills such as spinnaker work or seamanship skills.

The regularity of the programme creates solid relationships and new friendships whist improving their sailing abilities and social skills. Due to the weather is not always possible to go sailing so the Juniors have access to Stand Up Paddleboarding sessions, Powerboat Level 1 courses and dry activities such as theory lessons or virtual racing with Briefing and Debriefing from our experienced instructors.

The Junior Programme is accessible to members of our Club. If you want more information about our membership options you can find it here.

We are also offering RYA courses for non-members, held on our weekends or 5 full days: you can find the open courses dates on our calendar.

The progression for our Junior Team is be part of MYC Youth Team.

For more details about our training please contact our Training Principal

 

Youth Team

Our Youth team is open to all sailors from the age of 13.

The Youth programme is scheduled on regular basis, every Sunday. The group is organised in Beginners and Racing Team. We are following the RYA syllabus and introducing specific racing training.

At the moment all the members of our Youth Team are part of MYC Laser Team: we started the Laser Team project during the 2020 summer, aiming to create a competitive group of young sailors and giving them the possibility to refine their sailing skills and giving them the opportunity to gain racing experience.

The Youth Team has a Winter Training programme: we keep sailing during the winter, at least one full weekend a month.

The Team are not only sailing Lasers! They race on our keelboats during the Regatta and Autumn series and have access to our Stand Up Paddleboard sessions. They gain new qualifications too, such as RYA Powerboat courses, SRC Radio Operator and some of them became RYA Dinghy Instructors. 

Youth Team

Our Youth team is open to all sailors from the age of 13.

The Youth programme is scheduled on regular basis, every Sunday. The group is organised in Beginners and Racing Team. We are following the RYA syllabus and introducing specific racing training.

At the moment all the members of our Youth Team are part of MYC Laser Team: we started the Laser Team project during the 2020 summer, aiming to create a competitive group of young sailors and giving them the possibility to refine their sailing skills and giving them the opportunity to gain racing experience.

The Youth Team has a Winter Training programme: we keep sailing during the winter, at least one full weekend a month.

The Team are not only sailing Lasers! They race on our keelboats during the Regatta and Autumn series and have access to our Stand Up Paddleboard sessions. They gain new qualifications too, such as RYA Powerboat courses, SRC Radio Operator and some of them became RYA Dinghy Instructors. 

The Youth Programme is accessible to members of our Club. If you want more information about our membership options you can find it here.

We are also offering RYA courses for non-members, held on weekends or 5 full days: you can find the open courses dates on our calendar.

Their progression is be part of our regular club racing programme, buy their own boats, compete at south-east and national level events or just enjoy cruising with family.

For more details about our training please contact our Training Principal.

 

Adult Training

The Training is growing in numbers and going on the water every Saturday, following the RYA syllabus from complete beginner Level 1 to Level 3 and Advanced skills.

We begin our training with an introduction, a sharp tester session straight into sailing: our instructors will take you on a double handed learning the real basics before sailing on your own.

The Training starts on single handed boats, at least until completing all the required skills to be at Level 1. Our volunteer members are getting involved in our training giving the participants, on rotation, the possibility to try our different sailing classes: our training day can involve sailing on Toppers, Lasers, Wayfarer, Squib or even Sonatas.

They will have then the opportunity to decide if they enjoy being solo racers and keep training on Lasers or moving on to bigger boats, improving their knowledge and skills ready to own their own sailing boat and taking part if they are racing oriented, in our Club Racing. There are lots of options also for the sailors not interested in racing, such as learning advanced skills or crewing on some of our members’ boats cruising down the river.

Training is accessible to members of our Club, both taking part to our training session or as private lessons.

If you want more information about our membership options you can find it here.

We are also offering RYA courses for non-members, held on our weekends or 5 full days: you can find the open courses dates on our calendar.

Members can book RYA training courses at a discounted rate through the members area of the web site here

Non members can book training courses here

For more details about our training please contact our Training Principal.