Crawley Mariners Yacht Club Juniors

We welcome Juniors of almost any age, there is always an option for you whether you are a total novice or have sailed before elsewhere.

Once a month, from late March to November, our Junior Saturday Clubs are the heartbeat of the informal club training. They provide informal sailing sessions for juniors and youths from 6 to 19 years of age. It is about having fun in boats and learning skills in a safe and controlled environment.

From the age of 10 youngsters can take the RYA Junior Courses Stages 1 and 2 and then progress on to Stages 3 and 4. The more advanced RYA syllabus opens up then as well: Sailing with Spinnakers, Seamanship Skills and Performance Sailing.

Under the guidance of the RYA we have structured our Junior Race Training for young sailors and we are proud to be one of the selected RYA Champion Clubs. In recent years we have also had visiting RYA coaches running extra coaching sessions for Toppers, Laser and RS Fevas sailors.

Twice a year (Spring and Autumn) we take a group of around eighteen students for the Cobnor Weekends in Chichester Harbour. These weekends are very popular and as most have learnt to sail on our small lake, this is an important and exciting part of our programme.

At the beginning of August, the Mariners hold their annual Junior Helm Week, this is ‘the' event in the junior calendar, when between around 80 youngsters, aged between six and sixteen attend, to either learn to sail or help others to sail.

Junior Saturday Club

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Junior Saturday Clubs are informal sailing sessions for juniors and cadets from 6 to 19 years of age. It is about having fun in boats and learning skills in a safe and controlled environment...
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RYA Junior Courses

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We have a well established junior training scheme which has evolved considerably since it began. Young people between the ages of 10 and 16 can start with RYA Stages 1 and 2 and ...
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Junior Race Training

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Under the guidance of the RYA we have structured our race training for young sailors and became an RYA Champion Club. ...

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Cobnor Weekends

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Twice a year (Spring and Autumn) we take a group of around eighteen students to Cobnor Activity Centre in Chichester Harbour. These weekends are very popular with both the young people sailing...
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Junior Helm Week

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At the beginning of August, the Mariners hold their annual Junior Helm Week, this is ‘the' event in the junior calendar, when between 80 to 100 youngsters, aged between six and sixteen attend...
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Boats Available for Saturday Club

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You don't need to own a boat to join the club. The Club has a variety of boats for use on Course and free sailing event (Saturdays Clubs etc.) A list of club boats available ...
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