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,16.30 - 18.30

 - on Fridays,         16.30 - 18.30

 - on Saturdays,     10.00 - 12.00

Squad starts 4.30pm Wednesday 26th 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 (preferably a wetsuit, the club does have a few spares. The water in the early part of the year is at its coldest.) and bring a towel and change of clothes.

Please apply promptly to book a place for your child, as places (and boats) are limited.  The Club has 6 RS Terras, 6 Laser Picos and 3 RS Fevas.


Block 1


Block 2



26th April - 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






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

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.

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