Building on the success of the junior sessions that ran throughout last year we have planned a programme of sailing for juniors prior to racing on a Saturday.
We will continue with the same three fleets of Optimists, Tera/Topper and Mirrors. The Optimist sailing will be aimed at a beginner level with use of Mirrors if conditions do not permit independent sailing. A technique and race relevant training session will be run for the older sailors within the Optimist/Tera/Topper fleet.
The sessions will run for 1 hour prior to club racing to allow the younger kids to either stop should they wish or go club racing with supervision/adults. Ideally, we want to see the older kids participating in club racing during the afternoon.
The sessions will start with a 12-noon briefing, aiming to be on the water for 12.30pm.
Please note that these sessions are intended for parents to be actively involved in teaching their children to sail and we would expect at least one parent/guardian per family to be dressed and equipped for on the water assistance at all timesduring the sessions.
Please direct any questions to the junior session co-ordinator: John Reekie
Session dates 2019 (12 noon briefing – 12.30pm on the water):
Saturday 20th April
Saturday 4th May
Saturday 18th May
Saturday 25th May – Push the Boat Out event
Saturday 15th June
Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th June – NWYJTT event
Saturday 6th July
Saturday 20th July
Friday 23rd August
Saturday 24th August