The MYC Sailing & Sports club’s youth sailing programme aims to teach young students to sail. Theory and practical aspects of sailing is included into the programme which runs for the duration of the year. As the student becomes more proficient in sailing, or is already a proficient sailor he/she will be encouraged to participate in more advanced activities and racing.
The recommended age to start is 8 years of age. There are a limited number of spaces available (due to availability of craft and trainers) and admission into the programme will be dealt with on a first come first serve basis.
It is advisable to be aware of the sailing Saturdays in advance as each weekend will aim to build on skills taught and learnt in previous sessions. Optional participation in two regattas is encouraged.
In 2018 the youth sailing program will include a full Saturday 09:30-16:00 (including lunch). Club boats are available for participants at without charge. Saturday morning will predominantly focus on instruction, theory and training and Saturday afternoons will focus on racing or sailing around a course. On the Sunday following each training day the club aims to arrange a Club sailing day or race. Students on the youth sailing program are encouraged the participate in this, either sailing their own boats or there maybe crewing opportunities on larger boats.