Toppers on the water

Welcome Aboard
Our junior sailing activities are designed to introduce our younger members aged from about 8 upwards to the sport, on our fleet of 6 Toppers and a Wayfarer.  The club  restarted dinghy activities in the spring of 2013. Over the last three years the programme has really flourished and we are working hard to increase our training capacity to meet the needs of all our members.
We run weekly SPLASH! dinghy sailing sessions during the summer term on Sundays, which are open to members between the ages of 8 and 16. These provide a great chance for our juniors to either learn the sport and practice their skills. Our chief instructor keeps the emphasis on learning and fun but Splash! session can also lead to an RYA stage 1 or 2 qualification. Splash 2018 is already full but we will be running some further sessions later in the summer. Keep an eye on our club emails for details.
During the summer holidays our juniors can take part in general improver sessions, RYA courses, Start Racing Sessions and other opportunities to get afloat.
Our annual Family Sailing Week, which is really more of a water bourne activity week involving raft building and treasure hunts  is run jointly with Dittisham Sailing Club and is very popular with parents and children alike and with a limited number of places available it is wise to book early. Full details including application forms can be downloaded via the downloads page.
All our Junior sessions are run by a Senior Instructor, with volunteers providing safety boat cover and a First Aider is at every session. So you can be sure that safety, as well as fun, is at the top of our agenda. Each year we undergo a rigorous inspection by the RYA to ensure that we continue to meet their high standards for safety and training.