Youth Section Newsletter 2023
Youth Sailing 2023
Youth sailing will be on Sunday mornings (0930hrs 1300hrs), starting on Sunday 14h May. There will be seven sessions in the spring/summer, followed by four in late summer/autumn. We will look to extend into late autumn/winter dependent on interest.
What your day will look like:
Training will follow the RYA stage 1-4 and racing syllabus.
0930hrs rigged ready to go
1230hrs - off the water and de-briefs
1300hrs - finish
These are our initial thoughts, however, we can adapt the format to suit sailors requirements.
What can parents do? Can I get involved? How can I help?
We would like to make sure that parents are fully engaged in youth sailing. This will involve helping with rigging/launching as well as helping on the safety boats and in the club.
We will also look to run sailing and powerboat training for parents this will depend on demand.
The sailors briefing for the first session (14th May) will be at the slightly earlier time of 0915hrs, and will cover:
- What to expect from youth sailing
- The calendar
- What do you want from youth sailing this year?
- Sailing and powerboat options for parents
- Safety aspects
- The RYA Sailing Stages
Some of our older youths at the final of the RYA keelboat league in September 2022
|14th May||Youth Sailing 1|
|21st May||Youth Sailing 2|
|4th June||Youth Sailing 3|
|11th June||Youth Sailing 4|
|18th June||Youth Sailing 5|
|24th-25th June||Comodores Weekend|
|2nd July||Youth Sailing 6|
|9th July||Youth Sailing 7|
|10th September||Youth Sailing 8|
|17th September||Youth Sailing 9|
|24th September||Youth Sailing 10|
|1st October||Youth Sailing 11|
As well as our regular sessions, there are the following events organised by the NSSCA.
The Northamptonshire Youth Series is a series of open events held at local clubs. Each event consists of race training in the morning, followed by three races in the afternoon. Prizes are awarded for each event and for the series overall. This is a very informal series of events and is ideal for those just getting into racing, as well as serious racers. If you would like to know more about these events, please speak to any of the youth sailing instructors.
|1st July||Middle Nepe|
There are also the following national events run by the NSSA: (contact Emily Castle for details).
- 18th/19th March double-handed team racing Draycote.
- 24th 28th July NSSA Regatta Draycote. This is a week-long event of reasonably relaxed racing and off-water activities. Sailors normally camp and it is a fun (and a serious!) week.
- Early October NSSA single-handed team racing venue TBA
The Northampton team at the NSSA Regatta Plymouth
Commodores Weekend 24th/25th June
Come and join us for: camping, barbeques, socials, training, team racing, best-dressed boat and crew, and most importantly generally having a good time.
Check the club website for details.
Power Boat Level 1
If there is sufficient demand, we will look to run an RYA Level 1 powerboat course for the youths. Please let us know if you are interested in this.
Any questions on youth sailing contact Graeme or Emily Castle.
Tel 07966 337574
Last updated 18:34 on 7 September 2023