Spinnaker Youth Training, or SYT, provides a great way for any junior members to get out sailing on a regular basis. Morning coaching sessions aim to increase both the skill and confidence of any sailor, ranging from those who are dipping their toes into the world of sailing for the first time through to those looking to race with the best sailors across the UK! We cater for this range of ability by means of a range of graded coaching sessions, from beginner stages through intermediate levels and on to racing groups.
These courses are available from early May until mid October, and are open to full members of the Club in two main class groups: Optimists and Topper/Laser 4.7. We use fully local qualified instructors to take the sessions, to provide the highest possible quality of teaching that we can, whilst keeping the price down.
We still rely heavily on parents getting involved and doing much of the background organisation. Parents must still remain on site for the duration of the session, so you might as well find a way to get involved! Opportunities include:
- Parent liaisons.
- Powerboat drivers and assistants.
- Launching and recover assistants.
- Assistant instructor positions.
- Class captains.
To find out more please contact our youth coordinator. To find news on either of our junior classes please visit the Optimist or Topper news pages, or see the respective pages on tuning guides and skills videos.