A fantastic fun introduction to sailing for 8 - 11 years old. I am sorry we really can not take anyone younger than this. Those taking the course must either be child members or a child cadet member and must be competent and confident in the water.
The little sailors will have a summer of sailing with the aim of them working towards certification, so they can move into club activities. The focus of these sessions is fun however if it is at all possible, a Stage 1 certificate will be awarded and the sailor will work towards their Stage 2 when they can take part in other club activities such as Fun Fridays.
We hope to make the move to the main club activities as easy as possible for the Bandits, as we really want to help them stay in the sport for as long as possible.
It should be noted that the weather can provide some challenging conditions on occasion, which means that the Instructors will try to run a short shore-based session, before finishing the session early. With this age group we need to be careful that their interest is maintained and that they are kept as warm and as safe as possible.
Please ensure your child is properly equipped with warm clothing and an appropriately sized wetsuit, with full length arms and legs. Ideally with their own buoyancy aid too, as the club has a limited supply of very small buoyancy aids.
This activity will be running on Sunday mornings, in May and June the dates are below:
May 11th, 18th and 25th
June 1st, 15th, 22rd and 29th
N.B. There will be no session on 8th June, as the ELYC Regatta takes place on this weekend
Sessions will start at 1030hrs and finish at 1230hrs.
Places are limited to 8 children.
The cost for the whole course is £65.
Participants should be confident in the water and be able to swim 50m in light clothing