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 £31 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 but especially so, of those who have represented the club at Opens, Derbyshire Youth and National Schools Sailing Association competitions.
Please contact Joanne at swarkestonetraining@gmail.com  if you are interested. Places must be booked in advance.

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

Complete Junior Registration and Medical Form

The Junior dates for 2024 are:

To view this year’s Junior Training Programme, click this link:  View this year’s training programme

Saturday March 16th 09:30-4pm    Saturday April 20th 09:30-4pm 

Saturday May 4th 09:30-4pm           Saturday May 11th 09:30-4pm

Saturday June 8th 09:30-4pm         Saturday June 22nd 09:30-4pm  

 Mon 12th to Fri 16th August 09:00-4pm  Squad Training Week Course 

 Mon 19th to Fri 23rd August 09:00-4pm  Junior Training Week and Race Week 

Wednesday 21st August 09:00-8pm (pizza evening and club racing)

Saturday Aug 31st 09:30-4pm         Saturday September 28th 09:30-4pm

Saturday October 26th 09:30-4pm 

DYS Race Day  Saturday Oct 19th 09:30-4pm   

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