Junior Sailing 


RHYC has a very active junior sailing section, organising regattas, races and cruises.  Specific news about the Topper, Optimist and Tera classes can be found on their own class pages.

Follow this link - PDF of the Racing Marks at RHYC - to a diagram of the buoys and marks off the clubhouse that are normally used for racing.  Top Tip - print, laminate and stick to your dinghy so you always know where the marks are!

Jon Stokes – Rear Commodore, Sailing

Junior Training Weeks

We are keen to get children sailing and working towards the recognized RYA dinghy sailing qualifications from an early age and are proud to offer a variety of courses for all children in a secure and friendly environment. Courses are aimed at children from 8 - 17 years of age with all abilities catered for. 

Monday, 30th July - Friday 3rd August 2018

Junior Race Week - 27th - 31st August 2018 

Classes for Junior Week include Laser, Topper, Tera, Handicap, Optimist and Regatta Fun Fleet.

Get the date in your diary for 2018. More information will follow around May time.

Junior Saturday Sailing, 2018

Our OnBoard and Junior Race Training programme offers fun, informal sessions for children aged six and above on selected Saturdays from April to October. Times vary depending on the tide.

OnBoard caters for beginners upwards, with the aim of getting children out on the water and teaching them new skills, while having a great time. When they're ready, our Race Training group gives them the chance to go on to develop their seamanship, as well as racing skills.  

Each session starts with a briefing, with children changed and boats rigged, and an adult needs to remain at RHYC throughout. 

This programme is only made possible thanks to volunteers, so please get in touch with Rosie Davey (rgb14@btinternet.co.uk) if you're able to help with rescue boat cover, shore party duty or instructing.

A quote from a parent:

“Just wanted to drop you a note to say how good the On Board is at RHYC. I spoke to the office yesterday who were very happy to roll the payment for the unattended session the other day to the next one and overall they are great to deal with.  We're finding the whole experience friendly, organised, safe, value for money and fun and the location is great too.” 

New Booking System

This year all bookings are to be made online for places and boat hire. Payment will be required at the same time using PayPal. As a trial we will be making three sessions at a time available to book but we do ask that if you book you do utilise the space.
Refunds for unused places cannot be given. 

Further information:

1. Both OnBoard and Race Training take place at the same time but with different instructors.

2. Members can book for £10.00 per session and non-members £25.00.

3. Optimists, Teras and Toppers will be charged at £5 per session and are allocated at the time of booking, subject to availability. 

4. As sessions are often full, please let the office know if your child is not able to attend.

5. Please join the Junior Sailing RHYC Facebook page to find out more.


Dates are listed for 2018 below along with the start time (please note sailors should  be rigged and changed for this time):

 14th April1000
 28th April 1000
 5th May 1300
 19th May1300
 2nd June 1300
 16th June 1230
 30th June 1100
 28th July 1030
 18th August inc. BBQ 1500
 25th August 1030
 8th September 0930
 15th September 1400
 22nd September 0930
 29th September 1300
13th October  1230