This summer, I learnt to sail
with Nigel, Tom C, Charlie G and Rhian

It was the best skill I have ever learnt.

It wasn’t easy, but like all skills, it comes with practise. Just remember, persevere and you can do anything! I certainly was not keen on falling into the reservoir or getting wet at first, but I had made friends during this course that made me feel confident and [I admit] less worried about capsizing. I would recommend this to anyone, because as long as you have fun and just enjoy, it, you’ll find yourself at a sailing event, having the time of your life!

Aiyushi M - June 2022


Youth Sailing

We offer regular training sessions and courses in a safe environment


Sailors and non sailors
alike can relax and enjoy
the peace and quiet
on the club's veranda


Family friendly club
welcoming all generations

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What do I need to bring with me when I sail?

You will get wet and dependant on the weather conditions you may also get cold so please bring plenty of spare old clothes with you that you can change into plus old trainers or wet shoes. You do not need to go to the expense of purchasing sailing clothes to take part in this course.

Once you have decided that sailing is for you can think about purchasing your own sailing clothing, dinghy boots and bouyancy aid


Suggested sailing clothing:

  • a wetsuit or lightweight jogging bottoms, shorts, t-shirt, fleece
  • sailing or gardening gloves
  • hat or cap
  • we suggest you wear a swimming costume/trunks under your sailing clothing
  • spray top, cagoule or light waterproof jacket and waterproof trousers
  • extra layers of warm clothing, dependent on weather conditions
  • footwear – your feet will get wet, so sailing boots, wet shoes or old trainers
  • waterproof sunscreen (for children, please label clearly with their name)
  • sunglasses, useful
  • towel
  • medication, where relevant (for children please label clearly with their name)
  • snacks
  • (tea, coffee, hot chocolate and cans of drink can be purchased from the Galley)


We do have a limited number of wetsuits and cagoules for children and smaller youths that can be loaned for these training sessions. We also have a limited supply of dinghy boots (please wear socks if using these)

We can provide bouyancy aids if you do not have your own

Please ensure that these are put back in the container and not left in the changing rooms after use. Thank you