Youth Squad Poster

  the youth club for junior sailors on Windermere

The RWYC Youth Squad is for youngsters aged 8 to 14 who want to learn to sail or want to improve their existing sailing skills.  The Squad meets weekly at the Clubhouse of the Royal Windermere Yacht Club in Fallbarrow Road, Bowness. 

Sessions run during term-term, April to September. Subject to demand we hope to run 3 squads: 

 - on Wednesdays, 4.30 - 6.30pm

 - on Fridays, 4.30 - 6.30pm

 - on Saturdays, 10.00am - 12.00

Squad starts 4.30pm Friday 28th April 2017

 Training is from RYA-approved Instructors:

  • Safety on the water
  • Theory of sailing
  • Roles of the helm and the crew
  • Knot-work and rope handling
  • How to rig and launch a dinghy
  • Setting off and returning
  • Sailing at all four points of wind
  • Capsize practice and coping with problems
  • Sailing single-handed
  • Training-based games and physical fitness activities
  • Racing basics for more advanced sailors

Changing facilities with hot showers are provided.

We provide buoyancy jackets, but your child must wear warm waterproof clothes (ideally a wetsuit) and bring a towel and change of clothes.

Parents will be expected to turn up and assist at a minimum of 2 sessions.  Please apply promptly to book a place for your child, as places (and boats) are limited.  The Club has 6 RS Terras and 6 Laser Picos.

The fee for RWYC members is £65 for each block of 8 sessions:


3rd May - 14th June

21st June - 12th July

6th Sept - 27th Sept 2017


28th April - 16th June

23rd June - 14th July

8th Sept - 29th Sept 2017


29th April - 17th June

24th June -15th July

9th Sept- 30th Sept 2017

There is an additional Annual Registration Fee of £30 for non-Members of the RWYC. Families with more than one child attending only pay one Registration Fee.

Download application form


Youth Squad first day 1

Youth Squad first day 2