Junior Sailing Club

Junior Sailing Club in 2018

JSC is for children in school year 3 and above. WSC’s objective for running JSC is to attract new juniors to the Club who in time will go on to become members and sail competitively in one of the junior fleets. JSC isn’t a sailing school and – although the children will learn from spending time on the water with other more experienced juniors and adults – they won’t receive formal tuition or qualifications. We start in early May and there are 9 sessions over the year and the date are below and on the WSC calendar page http://waldringfieldsc.com/calendar/. Each begins at 8.30am with breakfast and finishes at midday. At least one parent has to stay at the Club during JSC and parents are encouraged to help out if needed e.g. with breakfast or on a safety boat (obviously subject to skills/experience). The cost is £2 per session per child payable on the day. If a child new to JSC in 2018 wishes to continue after session 2 then they must become a WSC member (the least costly membership is £63 for a Junior Pathway, see http://waldringfieldsc.com/how-to-join/ for details) and also commit to attending at least the majority of the remaining sessions. There’s no need to own a boat but children must come with adequate clothing to keep them warm, including a buoyancy aid.

We are currently planning the details for 2018 and will update this page in due course. In 2018 the Club expects to divide Junior Sailing Club into two parts – one part for beginners and a second part for children who can already sail but have never raced and want to learn. The emphasis will be on learning through fun with games, teamwork, shore activities and mini races. Children will sail their own dinghies – all classes are welcome – but if they don’t have a boat we will still aim get them sailing by pairing them with other sailors e.g. Cadets and/or using the Club’s boats. Each session will be run by experienced volunteers and safety cover will be provided.

Email Julian Rains on jules_rains@hotmail.com or call on 07585 770792 if you’d like to discuss your child coming to JSC.

JSC dates in 2018

  • 5 May
  • 19 May
  • 2 June
  • 9 June
  • 16 June
  • 7 July
  • 21 July
  • 1 September
  • 15 September

For children in school year 2 and below please see our Pirates & Mermaids page.