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Training Courses and Junior Sailing in 2020

For 2020, TSSC continues with a programme of Junior training courses during the sailing season

“Our Junior courses cover a

great range of sailing techniques”….Sailing Sec

Due to a change in the availability of Senior

Instructors we will now be running sessions for

Juniors during the school holidays and in

conjunction with Catterick Garrison Sailing Club.  

Kickstart sessions

Aimed at encouraging both juniors and adults to

become involved in our active racing scene,

‘Kickstart Racing’ sessions will run on Regatta days from April to September.

Starting before the first race of the day, the sessions will provide a welcoming environment for newcomers to racing through providing guidance, tips and opportunities for practice before joining in the first race of the day.

If you can already sail independently and get around a triangular course why not give racing a go?  It’s the

best way to hone your skills, challenge yourself

(and hopefully other racers!) and you’ll find the racing scene at TSSC is friendly, welcoming and not at all intimidating.

Topics will include starts, tactics, boat handling and rules.

Sessions will be available throughout the sailing season….Check the event calendar for specific dates.



What happens first time? What next?

Normally you’ll sail a small boat by yourself or with a friend, with an instructor nearby. You get in the boat and they show you what to do. In a nutshell, they show you the ropes and tell you all you need to know to get going. They make everything easy to understand

        and get you ready to have a go.

       What stuff do I need to wear?

       Basically, you’ll need some warm clothes, a pair of old trainers        and a waterproof coat, as it’s nearly always cooler on the        water than on the shore. Whenever you’re on or near the        water, it’s essential to wear a buoyancy aid. The sailing club        will lend you one of these and a wetsuit as well if you need         one.

How wet will I get?

If the wind is light or you’re in a more stable steady boat then you’ll only get a few splashes. However, if it’s windy in a boat that’s closer to the water, you’ll probably get quite wet. This is when a wetsuit is a good choice – because it helps to keep you warm even when you’re soaking wet.

Can I go out on my own?

As you can imagine, there are all sorts and sizes of boat to sail. Some that are just are for one only and others you can sail with your mates. We always go out as a group - even if you’re in a boat by yourself.

Do I need to be able to swim/what if I can’t swim?

Everyone who goes sailing has to wear a buoyancy aid – even if they’re a cross channel swimmer! It makes you float if you fall in and keeps you safe. Yes, it’s helpful if you can swim, but most importantly of all, you need to be confident in the water.

Will the boat turn over?

There is always a chance that the boat will blow over (capsize). But don’t worry! - for your first few times the instructor will make sure it’s easy for the boat to stay the right way up. Eventually you’ll fall in and get wet. When you do, just remember to hold on to the boat…………………Easy!

Follow the links below if you’re Interested in Junior Sailing or to book any course in 2020

Righting a Capsized Sailing Dinghy:

With Shirley Robertson


With Shirley Robertson


Start Sailing with Olympic Medalist - Shirley Robertson

5 Essential Sailing Tips:

With Olympic Medalist, Shirley Robertson

*** Parents please remember, you cannot leave your child unattended whilst they are taking part in Junior sailing courses***

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