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Junior Programme Overview

Junior Programme Overview

2024 promises to be a busy year, with plenty of opportunities to learn to sail, as well as regular race training and increased opportunities for junior racing.

RYA Courses

We will be running 4 x RYA Youth courses this year for our junior Programme. Three of the courses will follow the format of 3 successive days. New for 2024 we will be running a Stage 1 course for beginners over 7 weekends at the same time as Oppie and Topper clubs.

Junior Week

This is the highlight of the junior programme and will be run in two Parts - Part 1 from 17 to 20 August and Part 2 from 21 o 24 August. Junior Week is not suitable for beginners - to take part you must already be able to rig your boat, launch it and sail to East Head and back unaided in moderate conditions. See our Junior Week page for details.

Weekend Oppie & Topper Club

  • These sessions are a mix of training whilst having fun with friends. We will have three different groups.
  • Group 1 6 places only for those that are new to sailing. We will run over 7 weeks the RYA Stage 1 course for beginners.
  • Group 2 For more experienced sailors learning how to race.
  • Group 3 Competent sailors will compete over the 7-weekend series (5 weekends to count) in case you cannot make them all. We will have a briefing before and after each session to help with areas to improve on.

After School Sailing for Local Children

Term time after school sailing for West Wittering school pupils will be available in the summer term on 13-15 May, 11-13 June and 26-28 June. The aim of these sessions is to introduce children attending our village school to sailing and encourage local families to get involved in sailing at WWSC, hopefully ultimately becoming active members of the club. Parents of children at the school will be able to apply via the school.

Junior Race Coaching

This year there will be two blocks of Junior Race Coaching for Toppers, Oppies and RS Fevas. This is the chance for experienced junior sailors to further develop their racing skills. The first will be from 8th - 10th April and the second on 12 may.

Junior Race Series

These events are for experienced juniors in Oppies, Toppers and RS Fevas to enjoy a series of short races. the first is on 12th, 13th April. A second will run on 28th and 29th May.

Any queries, please email Jen Watkins ( juniorsteam.wwsc@outlook.com). Parents of juniors taking part in Club training will need to have completed a 2024 Consent Form. You only need to do this once per season for each junior and will receive a link to the Form on booking.

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Last updated 11:01 on 28 March 2024

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