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YOUTHS (12ish - 18 years)

As juniors develop into teenagers the club is focused on helping them continue to enjoy their sailing, at whatever level they are at, and to also help them develop a range of useful and marketable skills to help them into young adulthood.

The Learn to Sail and Improvers sessions are also open to novice sailors in this age group, however the club may sometimes suggest or offer adult courses and sessions to some of our teens. This will be based either on the age ranges attending various courses or on boat types available.

Our competent youth sailors often choose to complete Assistant Instructor and Dinghy Instructor courses and become valuable members of the club's training team, while frequently gaining volunteer credits for the Duke of Edinburgh Awards, Scouts and Guides awards or other similar schemes. As part of #teamripon and recognised in the Ripon race squad awards, we also expect our youth sailors to act as mentors to less experienced sailors both while at the club and when travelling.

The club is run by members, for members and volunteer effort is a huge part of the life of the club. As a result there are also non-sailing volunteer options available for less experienced youth sailors. The club will also support members using sailing as their chosen sport for qualifications such as GCSE PE, although sailors are expected to make independent use of as many of the available resources as possible.

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Last updated 18:03 on 6 September 2023

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