Junior Sailing at Swarkestone

The junior section of Swarkestone Sailing Club aims to provide young sailors of all abilities with a safe, fun and welcoming environment in which to sail. We give them the opportunity to develop their skills and experience through the RYA Youth Sailing Scheme and progressing through to the advanced modules and Instructing Qualifications.

Junior sailing is available to all members aged 5 to 18 but sailors aged 5 to 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Annual membership is £13 payable after a couple of trial sessions, alternatively the whole family can join (ask for details).

The sessions run on selected Saturdays as below with a Junior Race (The Burley Trophy) at some point during the training day.

We have a very popular junior section and regularly have 15-20 sailors participating.

Juniors can start sailing on any junior Saturday, no previous experience is necessary.

The cost is £15 for the Saturday which includes boat hire and tuition from 9:30am to 4pm.

We are very proud of all of our sailors and the progress that they have made over the last season but especially so, of those who have represented the club at Opens, Derbyshire Youth and National Schools Sailing Association competitions.
Please contact Moya at swarkestonescjuniors@gmail.com  if you are interested. Places must be booked in advance.

The Junior dates for 2020 are:

Saturday March 14th 09:30-4pm   Saturday March 28th 09:30-4pm   Saturday April 11th 09:30-4pm (Push the Boat Out) 

Saturday April 25th 09:30-4pm    Saturday May 9th 09:30-4pm     Saturday May 23rd 09:30-4pm   

Saturday June 27th 09:30-4pm    Saturday July 11th 09:30-4pm 

Wednesday 14th August 09:00-8pm (pizza evening and club racing)

Mon 24th to Fri 28th August 09:00-4pm  Junior Beginner Sailing & Squad Training Week Course    

Saturday Sept 5th 09:30-4pm  (DYS Race Day)   Saturday Sept 19th 09:30-4pm    Saturday Oct 24th 09:30-4pm

Saturday Oct 31st DYS Training Day & 20th Anniversary Prize Giving

Saturday Nov 7th Junior Prize Giving

For further information please contact comms.swarkestonesc@googlemail.com

To download the annual Junior Sailing Registration and Medical form, click this link:  Junior Registration and Medical Form