A Club for All the Family  West Oxfordshire Sailing Club

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Our training programmes encourage our junior members to learn to sail and then to improve their sailing skills by learning to race. We use Oppies, Toppers and Firefly dinghies which help us create an enviroment 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


Can you help?

All Junior training is run entirely by volunteers. We are looking for coaches to help with Oppies, Toppers and Fireflies, especially during Junior Sailing Week. Please contact JP Williams if you can help (see useful contacts box).

WOSC Junior Sailing Week - 2017 report

Congratulations  young people who took part in Junior Sailing Week 2017 and massive thanks to all the volunteers who made it happen; J.P, Mike Hobin, Oli and Hugo Burrows, James and Ben Nicholl, Sophie Jo and of course Alex. 

This year we had nearly 50 Juniors developing their sailing skills and had a wide range of wind and weather conditions.

Also a big thank you to the Parents who helped crew the Patrol boats and carried you maintenance around the club whilst the kids enjoyed themselves




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Junior Team 2017

Upcoming Events in 2018

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

Junior pre-season briefing

Date: 28 April Time: 13:00 Club House.

Parents and Juniors will learn about the junior sailing programme, meet some of the coaches running the programme and learn how to rig the boats they will be sailing. 

Saturday Juniors

Contact: Andy Day, John Whiteside and J-P Williams   and Naomi Richardson. Dates: Saturday 12 May, 26 May, 2 June, 9 June, 30 June, 21 July, 8 September

Start time: 13:00 Juniors need to be 8+ years old.

Parents will stay at the club, but will have the   opportunity to go out in a boat so bring your sailing gear. No sailing experience necessary Juniors will be split into groups by ability.

Junior Sailing Week

20 – 24 August; Pre-booking required. 

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. The really great part is that our most experienced juniors are part of the coaching team, together with a team of dedicated members who organise, help rig the boats, and provide coaching.

See Junior Week page on this website for details and booking form. Places allocated in order of receipt of the application form on a first come, first served basis from 6.30pm Monday 4th June. Earlier forms will not be accepted.

Junior Regatta

25 August; 10.30 briefing, 11.00 first start. 

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 2018 Club Junior Champion, ramping up the excitement at the end of 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. Boats will not be available for general hire between 10:30 and 16:00 pm on the day.

Junior Team Racing

Dates: Saturday 15, 22, 29 September, 6 October

Contact: TBA

Juniors will learn excellent boat handling skills in the 
club Fireflys, experienced junior helms can sail with inexperienced junior crews. The training is expertly organised and delivered by Tony Thresher with assistance from Roger Postbeschild. The club enters one or two teams into the Eric Twiname Youth Team Racing Championships at Oxford Sailing Club 13-14 October.

Useful contacts

Junior Development Lead

John-Paul Williams  07810 123 112 j-pwilliams@talktalk.net

Team Racing

Saturday Junior Training  Andrew Day
01993 772594

Sunday Junior Training Ben Burrows
01865 375269
Sailing Week juniors@wosc.org.uk

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