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Youth Sailing

Youth Sailing

Gurnard SC welcomes youth sailors, and our pathway includes children from Year 1 upwards.  

Children are also very welcome to take part in club racing, and currently (2023) there is a very active Tera fleet and a big youth presence in  ILCA, Feva and RS 500 fleets.

We offer the following development pathway:

Sharks and Dolphins

A Fun & Social Sailing group for parents who are competent sailors, and would like to take their children sailing in a safe environment, building water confidence.

This informal session runs on Saturday mornings from mid May to Mid July and is open to children in years 1-4. Safety cover is provided but there is no formal teaching.

For more details e-mail


Cadet training is open to children in Year 4 or above.

Training is provided under the RYA scheme and runs over 10 or 11 weeks on during May, June and July, on Thursday or Friday evenings according to ability.

Thursday evenings cover RYA levels from beginner to Stage 4 no previous experience is required

Friday evenings cover intermediate levels, from stage 4 to Club Racing and are aimed at older cadets with good basic skills-

For more details see "GSC Sail Training" or  e-mail 

For children to take part families must be members of GSC and parents are expected to remain on site during sessions and help in volunteer roles.

Club boats are available for hire.

Assistant Instructor

This course is available to cadets aged 14 or over, and builds on their sailing experience to introduce then to instructing. Cadets then assist our Dinghy Instructors on Thursday nights, developing interpersonal and teaching skills.

 For more information see "Instructor courses" or e-mail


Last updated 13:27 on 17 January 2024

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