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Junior Programme Overview 2021

Junior Programme Overview

After groundbreaking years of increased junior sailing in 2018 and 2019, 2020 was rather curtailed due to COVID restrictions. We hope to run a full programme of sailing for juniors again in 2021, COVID restrictions permitting. There will be plenty of opportunities to learn to sail, as well as regular race training and racing.

RYA Courses

There are two 3-day RYA courses scheduled. The first from 29 May to 1 June covering RYA Stages 1-2 will give the young sailors who weren't able to start last year because of COVID restrictions a chance to get out on the water. The second will be from 23-26 Aug and cover RYA Youth Stages 1-4 and provide Dinghy Instructor pathway training and Start racing. Please see the RYA Training page for details.

Junior Week

This is the highlight of the junior programme and will be run in two Parts - Part 1 from 6 to 10 August and Part 2 from 11 to 14 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

This will run on most weekends with good tides from May until July. This year we aim to build on the established Oppie Club and offer three groups sailing at different levels in both SailQubes/Oppies or Toppers if there is sufficient interest. Group 1 will suit competent RYA Stage 1 Oppie sailors, Group 2 our more experienced sailors learning to race, and Group 3 competent sailors wanting some coached fun and competitive racing. Please see the Oppie & Topper Club page for more details.

After School Sailing for Local Children

Term time after school sailing for West Wittering school pupils will be available in the late summer term on 17-18 June and 30 June to 1 July. 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.

Any queries, please email Jen Watkins ( Parents of juniors taking part in Club training will need to have completed a 2021 Consent Form. You only need to do this once per season for each junior and will receive a link to the Form on booking.

Last updated 11:12 on 17 August 2021

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