Junior & Youth Sailing IMG_0795  Junior sailing

We organise junior & youth beginner sessions in May and June each year, the dates for courses are shown below. The format, content and delivery follows the guidelines laid down by the RYA.

The sessions generally run over four evenings giving a total of 8 hours training. These sessions are aimed at beginners and at the end of the sessions the sailors should be able to sail in light winds. The sessions are open to non-members and for sailors from the age of 8 years upwards. We use our Optimist or Topper dinghies (depending on age / weight). At the end of the sessions if you wish to continue we ask that you become members of the club (at very reasonable membership fees) and move up to the Club Night group, you are able to borrow a club boat for these improver sessions but preference will be given to new beginners using the club boats so start to think at that stage of obtaining your own boat. (Second hand Optimists and Toppers are in the region of £300 to £700 and depreciate very little)

In addition to the ‘summer training’ we also provide ‘winter training’ in conjunction with the RYA Cymru Wales. This runs in January, February & October and club racing and open events generally run February to December.

At the beginner sessions the only item the sailors need is suitable footwear some old trainers or similar are fine, swimming costume & towel. All other equipment is provided including buoyancy aid, wet suit, spray suit, helmet and boat.

Dinghy Sailing 2019 Junior Courses:

Junior Sailing 1 (Beginners): Fridays 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th May 6pm to 8pm £40 per sailor.

Junior Sailing 2 (Beginners): Fridays 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th June 6.30pm to 8.30pm £40 per sailor.

Sail in Company at our Club Night every Friday from the beginning of May with supported sailing.
This is a great opportunity for sailors of any ability to come and improve their skills. There will be qualified instructors or experienced sailors available to give tips and advice and a safety boat on the water for your reassurance. We look forward to seeing you on Friday evenings from May.

If you would like to find out more or book a place please use the contact form.

Junior sailing

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Volunteers wanted!

If you would be interested in helping out with the training then please let us know.
email training@shotwicksailing.org

Shotwick CYRC @ Shotwick Lake
Oct 19 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Shotwick CYRC

At Shotwick we are hosting the final North Wales CYRC (Club Youth Racing Circuit) of the 2019 season on 19th October. This is a great first time event for aspiring racers with coaching. Please put this date in your diary and help support the club by attending this event. More detail can be found here:

Club Youth Racing Circuit

Timetable for the day

08:30 Club house opens

09:00 Registration opens

09:30 Coach’s Briefing for sailors and parents

10:00 Race Officer’s briefing

10:15 Registration CLOSES

10:55 Warning signal for first race

11:00 First Race


The CYRC 2019 series Regional Prize Giving will take place after the racing at this event.