JUNIOR START & YOUTH WEEK

Aimed at beginners these courses provide a short introduction to the sport of sailing.
By the end of the course, participants will have a basic understanding of boat handling techniques and background knowledge enabling them to get afloat under supervision.
ADDED BONUS! Enjoy a sailing experience on our reservior - you will be surprised how nice it is!


Junior Start Sailing

Introduction to the sport of sailing. Covers all you need to know to get afloat under supervision.

Courses are either over a weekend or four Tuesday evenings

HSC has a long and established record of encouraging and developing junior sailors through fun sailing programs. Our established team of volunteers behind junior sailing certainly wants to build on this tradition.

So whether you’re child has never set foot in a dinghy before, or whether they are already in to racing we are certain that Hollowell will provide a safe, exciting and inspiring environment to nurture their interest. All our courses follow the RYA Youth Training stages.

Please note that for juniors aged 13 or under, a nominated responsible adult must remain on site during the course.

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06

June

Saturday

  • 09:30 - 16:30
  • Course 1- 1/2

07

June

Sunday

  • 09:30 - 16:30
  • Course 1 - 2/2

09

June

Tues Evening

  • 18:30 - 20:00
  • Course 2 - 1/4

16

June

Tues Evening

  • 18:30 - 20:00
  • Course 2 - 2/4

23

June

Tues Evening

  • 18:30 - 20:00
  • Course 2 - 3/4

30

June

Tues Evening

  • 18:30 - 20:00
  • Course 2 - 4/4

12

Sept

Saturday

  • 09:30 - 16:30
  • Course 3 - 1/2

13

Sept

Sunday

  • 09:30 - 16:30
  • Course 3 - 2/2

Dinghy & Windsurfing Week

The week is run by volunteers – and everyone is very welcome to join in.

Our annual Youth Week provides fun sail training for young club members up to the age of 18. It is for all - including beginners.
The week includes rigging & launching, sailing tuition, race with a picnic, water games, social events, a grand prize giving on the final Friday.

You can also camp during the week with access to the club kitchen, toilets and showers.

Early registration is appreciated.

  • Sailboards - 20th / 21st July (£55 members/ £90 non-members)
  • Dinghies - 22nd / 23rd & 24th July (£75 members / £125 non-members)
  • Both courses booked together, £110 members / £185 non-members)
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Contact is Jenny Sturt

20

July

Sailboards

  • Monday
  • 09:30 - 16:30
  • Day 1 of 2

21

July

Sailboards

  • Tuesday
  • 09:30 - 16:30
  • Day 2 of 2

22

July

Dinghies

  • Wednesday
  • 09:30 - 16:30
  • Day 1 of 3

23

July

Dinghies

  • Thursday
  • 09:30 - 16:30
  • Day 2 of 3

24

July

Dinghies

  • Friday
  • 09:30 - 16:30
  • Day 3 of 3

Junior Sailing RYA Stages

Junior sailing courses for Under 16s are generally taught in groups as they learn quicker and enjoy this style of learning. These courses follow the RYA scheme, and working to their ratios for tuition and safety while keeping the courses enjoyable and stimulating.

Stage One

A basic understanding of how a boat sailing, with some experience of steering and handling the boat

  • Assumed knowledge: None
  • Minimum age: Children from the age of 8
  • Course content: Launching and recovery, steering, parts of the boat, basic sailing
  • Ability after course: Able to steer and understand basic principles

Stage Two

A range of sailing skills and knowledge to help in becoming a confident sailor

  • Assumed knowledge: Stage 1, unless you are doing a combined Stage 1 and 2 course. Basic knowledge and steering ability
  • Minimum age: Children from the age of 8
  • Course content: Basic sailing skills, rope-work, collision avoidance
  • Ability after course: Able to tack and control boat speed, and understand basic principles

Stage Three

Rigging, launching and sailing in any direction. Equivalent to Level 2 in the National Sailing Scheme

  • Assumed knowledge: Up to and including the Stage 2 course
  • Minimum age Children: from the age of 8
  • Course content: Rigging, launching and recovery, sailing techniques, capsize recovery, sailing theory
  • Ability after course: Able to launch and sail a dinghy around a triangle in moderate conditions

Stage Four

Sail a double handed boat as crew or helm, and solve a variety of problems afloat. (optional if Stage 3 was taken in a double hander

  • Assumed knowledge: Up to and including Stage 3
  • Minimum age: Children from the age of 8
  • Course content: Rigging, launching and recovery, sailing techniques and manoeuvres in crewed boats, recovering a man overboard
  • Ability after course: Can launch and return to a beach, jetty or mooring, and sail a crewed dinghy around a triangle in moderate conditions