The aim of Juniors is to introduce youngsters to sailing and, with parents, enhance sailing skills and have fun. All juniors have opportunities to progress in skill to club racing through the Juniors fleet of boats, including Optimists, Toppers, Picos and high performance Fevas. Any young person who is already a member of Littleton Sailing Club or Littleton Lake Sailing Club via family can join Juniors sailing sessions. There is a contribution towards maintenance of the Juniors fleet of £60 for the season.
Parents and Guardians involvement and support is crucial to success in assisting, coaching and supervising activities. It’s also great fun, and a chance for parents to learn more about sailing. Sessions will usually be co-ordinated by a volunteer parent who is an experienced sailor, however experience is not essential to be involved. Help rigging, supervising and packing up is always needed.
We sail on Saturday afternoons, sign in by 12:30, briefing at 1pm sharp at the Juniors Shed.
DUCKLINGS – Saturday (under 8 yrs, and beginners) – Parent run
Ducklings have the opportunity to earn grade stickers as they learn each skill through the International Optimist Class Association grades. IOCA Log books will be available to purchase from Andrew or you could join IOCA as a family member (see http://www.optimistsailing.org.uk).
JUNIORS – Saturday afternoon – Parent run
For experienced sailors, and older beginners, progress sailing skills through games, activities and races using Picos, Toppers and Fevas. There will be opportunities to focus on particular skills as well as racing and having fun.
IMPROVERS AND JUNIOR SQUAD
From time to time we will run specific sessions to help develop good sailing technique and confidence in the Junior Squad, start club racing or assist with Duckings. These formal training courses could lead to award of RYA qualifications. We will let you know when we can run these sessions, and how to apply. (Watch the Juniors notice board!)
Juniors sessions are run on a voluntary basis by and for club members. Adult sailing membership allows children to sail free. Juniors cannot join the club themselves otherwise.
Application forms for Saturday junior sailing sessions and further details can be found here…
To sign up, contact Alan Povey the Juniors coordinator.