Youth Sailing Courses

ABC Youth Sailing Scheme (Age 12 - 18)

The Junior Optimist scheme is for those aged between seven and eleven years old, and more details on that are to be found HERE.

Older children generally learn to sail in our "Pico" dinghies, and may progress on to become more skilled sailors in other more advanced dingies such as RS Fevas and Lasers. Supervised Practice sessions are also offerred, the emphasis here is on having fun on the water whilst practising the skills learnt in the training courses. This gives the young sailors much-needed confidence to sail on their own. Our overall sail training scheme can be seen by clicking HERE [PDF, 261KB]. Young ABC sailors regularly participate in club races and other activities including the annual Interschools Regatta and the 24 Hour Charity Dinghy Race. The schedule of the latest courses can be found by clicking below, while all application forms can be downloaded on the "Application Form" page of this website.

NEW   Details on our 2017 October Youth Sailing Programme are to be found HERE

Dinghies that ABC use for Youth Sailing are illustrated below:

Optimist
(Age 7 - 12)
Pico
(Age 11 - adult)
RS Feva
(Age 14 - adult)
Laser 1
(Age 12 - adult)
Laser 2000
(Age 14 - adult)