Youth Squad

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Sunday morning
2021 training dates

YC 1/12 ..28th March
YC 2/12 ..11th April
YC 3/12 ..25th April
YC 4/12 ..9th May
YC 5/12 ..23rd May
YC 6/12 ..13th June
YC 7/12 ..4th July
YC 8/12 ..8th August
YC 9/12 ..22nd Aug
YC 10/12 ..12th Sept
YC 11/12 ..26th September
YC 12/12 ..17th October

Over time there is progression from taught sailing to ‘Race Coaching’ and members who have passed Stage 1 can join in the Sunday coaching sessions and races. These sessions take the Juniors right through from Club Sailing, to local events and through to the RYA Zone squads. Along the way a lot of fun is had with Pirates Days, Family Camping, and summer activities.

Young sailors are positively encouraged and welcome to join in with all Club activities. Sailors without boats of their own can use the club's fleet of race rigged Toppers, Optimists, RS Teras, Laser Pico, RS Feva, Hartley H12/2 or the Club's Laser Radial or 4.7

There is a very friendly and active youth section, with high quality coaching for the beginner and improver throughout the season. The Club is a leading member of the Northamptonshire Junior Circuit and regularly sends representatives to major national youth events such as the Eric Twiname National Junior Finals and National Schools Regatta.

The club has several members in RYA Zone Squads, and the National Youth Squads.

Contact Rachel Heggs for more information. EMAIL


News About Boat Hire

Book your boat for Sunday Youth Training using your WebCollect account. This link will take you to the appropriate page.... WebCollect

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Please do make sure you have paid for your boats before arrival at the club. Note that the hire of buoyancy aids is still in CASH (through the tea bar tin).

Please go to MORE INFORMATION. You can also book boats from there .


Youth Series Fixtures

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2021 Northamptonshire Youth Series Dates

  • Saturday 15th May - Draycote (Dave Rowe / Norman Byrd)
  • Saturday 19th June - Hollowell (Paul Deakin / Graham Smith)
  • Saturday 10th July - Banbury (Tim Matthews / Stuart Harris)
  • Saturday 14th August - Northampton (Emma York)
  • Sunday 12th September - Cransley (Sue Bull / Sarah Austin)

These events are aimed for all abilities from the very inexperienced to the better sailor. The emphasis is on having a go rather than winning. The format is always training in the morning and racing in the afternoon.

There are lots of opportunities for juniors to sail in events in the Midlands: the fixture list (above) summarises these including Optimist and Topper events and the P & B series that is for any junior class boat. Two of the events are at Hollowell so it would be great to get a good turn out from Hollowell sailors for these events. Most of these events are less than an hour away from Hollowell so well within reach for a day trip. If it’s anyone’s first time sailing away from the club and they want some advice or want to borrow a boat they can contact Graham Smith

To get in touch either send us an email or pop down to the club when we have activities happening (check the sailing programme).