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Junior & Youth Sailing

Updating Junior & Youth Section

Your section of the website is currently being updated for 2017. Watch this space!



New for 2017 - Pathway Training

Pathway training is designed to support those club juniors sailors who want to progress through the RYA pathway route. RYA Pathway - More Details

Further sessions are planned for July and August 2017 for both Optimist and Feva Sailors.

Please contact Fiona Baddeley for more details.
Junior Sailing

Welcome

Burghfield Sailing Club has an active Junior and Youth sailing programme taking sailors from their first time in a boat through to competing in national squads.
Club Oppies

Optimists

Many junior sailors make their first step into sailing in the popular Optimist. From April to October Burghfield Sailing Club runs an Oppie Club on Sunday mornings for developing water confidence and sailing skills in a structured and safe environment.

Part of the lake, away from the main racing area, is buoyed off so the complete novice can begin in safety but with sufficient space to provide a challenge for the more experienced sailors.

The club has a number of Oppies in which to learn the basics before buying a boat.
Optimist Racing
For the more experienced Optimist sailors and those who compete on the racing circuit, we offer training from RYA qualified coaches throughout the year. During the winter, the highly regarded IOCA Thames Valley Training takes place at Burghfield.

More information on Optimist sailing.

FYT
TGI Oppie Friday runs over the summer months on specific Friday evenings - check the club calendar. It is open to all oppie, junior and youth sailors. Social sailing is followed by a BBQ on the club's balcony.
Junior Sailing

Junior & Youth Classes

For those sailors that are less suited to the Optimist, have outgrown it, or that wish to sail double handed, the club has active sailors in the RYA Junior Pathway classes of Toppers, Lasers, and RS Fevas as well as in other junior and youth classes.

Many of these sailors compete on the open circuits and then between times take part in the club racing on a Sunday, as well as the Wednesday evening pursuit race during the summer.

Burghfield Sailing Club is represented at local and national squad level in a number of junior and youth classes and to help our sailors compete successfully at this level, the club organises specific coaching activities for each fleet during the year.

For those that want to try a different boat before buying one, the club has Toppers, Lasers and RS Fevas.

Topper Class Page

Laser Class Page

RS Feva Class Page

Junior Squad

The Junior Squad runs alongside Oppie Club on Sunday mornings from April to October.

Youth Race & Train

The club runs a series of Saturday afternoon youth training sessions during the Spring and Autumn.

TVT

During the winter, class specific junior training takes place alongside Optimist training and is delivered by RYA qualified coaches.

Youth Committee

The Youth Committee manages and delivers many of the above activities.

Created on 27/02/2008 08:21 PM by Ian Bullock
Updated on 22/06/2017 04:36 PM by Douglas Calder
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