Saturday Club are our most popular sessions, it is a successful format that has been running for over 20 years. Last season over 50 youngsters achieved RYA Young Sailors qualifications through the Saturday Club. A poster is available to view here: SYCSA Saturday Club Poster
Here is what you need to know:
|Who||All comers from 8 to 18 are welcome. Under 8 at our discrettion|
|What||We introduce children to the sport of sailing via the RYA Youth Sailing Scheme and then progression onwards to the RYA National Sailing Scheme. Buoyancy aids, helmets and splash suits are supplied if necessary.|
|When||From April to October, exact dates are published on the calendar. There isusually a break for 4 weeks during mid-summer. Keep an eye on the calendar for dates|
|Times||09:00 to 13:00|
|Costs||£16 per session (subject to yearly change) There are reductions for several children from the same family and for the financially disadvantaged.|
The saturday club began in 1994 with 6 members. Many have moved on to sail in Club and National events. Some have managed to get into the National Youth squads.
The small print:
At our discretion, we accept youngsters below 8.
If the child is 8 or under a parent must stay at the session.
Although we usually get everyone afloat for the whole session, on the odd occasion when a large number of youngsters appears, we do have to limit the on-water time by using on-shore activities.
It is based on a first come / first serve basis
Wetsuits are advisable in the early and late seasons.
Drinks and snacks are available during the morning break.
SYCSA operates a “Child Protection Policy” and all of its volunteers are DBS checked.