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Junior Sailing


The pre-season training briefing for adults and juniors is on April 25th 2020 at 2pm


Junior members are encouraged to learn to sail through our Sailing School courses and to continue to improve their sailing skills by learning to race in the Junior Regatta, Junior Race Series and by taking part in Team Racing Events

We use Oppies, Toppers and Firefly dinghies which help us create an environment that encourages children to continue sailing into their teenage years and beyond.

Below are links to our Junior Policy and Risk Assessment

junior sailing policy 2018.docx

junior RA 2018(1).docx


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Junior Events

Junior events are now in the Event Calendar and can be copied to your electronic calendar with the click of a button.

Saturday Afternoon RYA Sailing for Adults and Juniors

Saturday afternoon sail training sessions for juniors (and adults) are conducted by the WOSC Sailing School with RYA qualified instructors (See Sailing School for more information).

Pre-booking is required.

You will need to register for the Saturday session ONCE at the beginning of the season via the Events page.

Registration is now open and will be open until April 27th. Just login and go to the events page for April, find the registration and follow the instructions.

If you are aged 8 - 18 then get a parent to bring you down to the sailing club for a fun filled afternoon of learning about dinghies and some sailing too!

Start time is 13:00 and runs on till 16:00 or the sun stops shining!

Parents must stay at the club, but you can join in with these sessions, so register and bring your sailing gear! Adult and junior groups receive separate instruction, so it won't be embarrassing for either party.

No sailing experience necessary. Juniors will be split into ability groups and may be rotated depending on numbers.

Junior Sailing Week

CANCELLED for 2020 owing to Covid-19.

There may be some informal activity for kids this week if restrictions allow. Please check What's on at WOSC e-mail news letter.

Date: 10th to 15th August (afternoons 13.00 until 16:30); Pre-booking is required. 

Junior Sailing Week is run by the WOSC Sailing School by RYA qualified instructors (See Sailing School for more information).

Junior sailing week is a unique opportunity at WOSC for our juniors to enjoy sailing the club boats in a structured way that introduces some juniors to sailing for the first time, others honing their skills.

For more information go to: WOSC Junior Sailing Week

Junior Regatta

Date: Saturday 15th August 2020. 

Always an exciting day with all abilities catered for. Three fleets, Oppies, Toppers and Firefly/Laser (Handicap). Other classes of boat may enter and will be placed in the Firefly/Laser fleet. Five races will be scheduled with the final ‘medal’ race to decide the 2020 Club Junior Champion, ramping up the excitement at the end of the day.

There is no need to book for this event, but you will need to sign in on the racing form on the day. 

Briefing at 10:30 with the first start at 11:00. We will aim to have the prize giving at 16:00 at the latest. There is no hire charge for Club boats sailed in this event but please remember to sign boats out. Boats will not be available for general hire between 10:30 and 16:00 pm on the day.

Junior Race Series

Put all that you've learned during Junior Sailing Week to good use by joining in with the Junior Racing Series. These races take place in September and October with the start at 12pm, finishing about 1pm. All classes of boats can compete from Oppies to Lasers.

There is no need to book, though you will need to sign in on the racing form on the day. There is no hire charge to use Club boats for racing, you will need to sign your boat out though.

Junior Team Racing

Juniors will learn excellent boat handling skills in the club Fireflys, experienced junior helms can sail with in experienced junior crews. The club enters one or two teams into the Eric Twiname Youth Team Racing Championships at Oxford Sailing Club in October. More details available here: Junior Team Racing

For more info contact: JP Williams mailto:Commodore@wosc.org.uk

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