new for 2021!

Youth Clubs

Alongside our structured courses, we offer young people aged 8-16 the opportunity to get out on the water without the formality of a set syllabus. These 5 week terms are offered from Easter through to the Autumn, and encourage youths to further build their confidence and skills whilst spending time with friends. 

Youth Club Options

Sometimes all we need is time on the water.  With no specific syllabus to follow, we aim to make the best use of the conditions to practice skills, play games, hold races or simply have a nice sail and enjoy the river!

Course Aim: get sailing regularly, sail amongst friends, build confidence!

Who the course is aimed for: we ask each sailor to be as a minimum a confident RYA Stage 2 sailor or equivalent

Age Range: 8-16 years

Duration: 3 x Terms, each Term is 5 x 3hr sessions

Term Details: Saturdays 0915-1215

Term 1: 24 April – 22 May

Term 2: 12 June – 10 July

Term 3: 11 Sept – 9 Oct

Boats Used: Single-hander and double-hander dinghies

Cost: £75 per term

 Included in the cost of the Term:

  • All specialist kit (buoyancy aid, helmet, dinghy equipment)

Additional items you will need to bring:

  • Suitable footwear & sailing clothing
  • Refreshments (minimum water bottle)

A comprehensive list of items to bring will be available in the joining instructions

With a similar ethos to the Youth Club, the Race Club is all about more time on the water, but with a bit of a healthy racing focus.  These sessions will look to practice key racing skills with some fun informal racing. Sometimes it is not always about winning!

Course Aim: get sailing regularly, sail amongst friends, build confidence!

Who the course is aimed for: we ask each sailor to be, as a minimum, a confident RYA Stage 3 sailor or equivalent

Age Range: 8-16 years

Duration: 3 x Terms, each Term is 5 x 3hr sessions

Term Details: Saturdays 0915-1215

Term 1: 24 April – 22 May

Term 2: 12 June – 10 July

Term 3: 11 Sept – 9 Oct

Boats Used: Single-hander (typically RS Tera)

Cost: £75 per term

 Included in the cost of the Term:

  • All specialist kit (buoyancy aid, helmet, dinghy equipment)

Additional items you will need to bring:

  • Suitable footwear & sailling clothing
  • Refreshments (minimum water bottle)

A comprehensive list of items to bring will be available in the joining instructions

Volunteers Needed

Both clubs are led by a CST Instructor, however volunteer support is very much needed to enable us to increase the number of participants we can safely accommodate. We strongly encourage parents and CST supporters to be actively involved in these sessions. Roles include:

We provide training for all roles. Each role comes with specific responsibilities and is supported by the session’s qualified CST Instructor. For those that can help for a minimum number of volunteer duties, we offer significantly discounted RYA Powerboat Level 2 and RYA Assistant Dinghy Instructor courses.

Please contact us to discuss these roles and training opportunities further on 01326 702326 or email hello@childrenssailingtrust.org.uk

Trinity House Maritime Charity: Youth Club Bursaries

We are so excited to be collaborating with the Trinity House Maritime Charity for the next three years.  Through their Waterborne and Training Access Grants we are able to offer 6 fully funded Youth Club or Race Club spaces each term during 2021, 2022 and 2023.

You can find out more on the bursary or to download the application form here

(Two buttons with downloadable docs) ‘THMC Bursary / Youth Club THMC Application Form

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