RYA Junior Stages 1 / 2
This 2 day course provides an opportunity for youngsters, usually aged 7-15 years, to get a
first taste of sailing. As well as gaining confidence and learning to sail
under carefully controlled and safe conditions, they make many new friends.
Most first time participants will achieve an RYA Stage 1 certificate; with the
more experienced working towards achieving RYA Stage 2. The course is in
Optimist, Tera and Topper dinghies that are supplied by the club, or in your
child's own boat (has to be one of these classes).
RYA Junior Stage 2 / 3
This 3 day course is for children who
have completed RYA Stage 1 and some or all of Stage 2. The usual age range is 7 - 15.
However, any juniors who
have their Stage 1 award and have since attended at least 3 club improver sessions
may be confident enough to join this course. Pre-requisites are that they
should be able to set off from and return to the jetties and be able to sail a
shallow triangle. This course is similar in standard to the Adult Level 2 but the teaching style
is aimed more towards youngsters. At the end of the course the youngster should
be able to rig and launch a dinghy and sail to any point of the lake and return
to the jetties independently.
Youth Start Racing
This 3 day course is for children who have completed RYA Stage 3, or for
teenagers who have gained Level 2 or equivalent. It offers a practical
introduction to racing including how to make the boat go faster, how to start
and finish a race, how to get around the course (tactics and avoiding
collisions). With three consecutive days of sailing, we normally see a huge
improvement in skills and confidence.
Youth Sailing with Spinnakers
Do you fancy the thrill of
speed? This course will give you what you need to know about sailing with an
asymmetric spinnaker in our RS Visions, Feva or Comet dinghies. It includes how
to rig, hoist and drop, gybe and sailing the best course downwind. Great fun.
It's a 3 day course and suitable for ages 12+ (no upper limit so you can bring Mum,
Dad, Grandma or Grandpa along). If we have enough wind be prepared to get wet!
For further information and
enquiries about Junior sailing courses contact email@example.com
Please note that it is club
policy that when Juniors under 16 are attending Ripon SC courses they
are required to have a responsible adult on site for the duration of the
Last updated 16:59 on 2 March 2020