We are the Junior and Youth, development, coaching and racing group at Chipstead Sailing Club for 7 to 18 year olds. The group has the ambition of developing sailors of the future whether their interest is for competitive racing or just for fun.
We have a healthy number of junior members whose abilities range from complete novice through to very experienced. We have a number of Junior and Youth sailors who have taken their first steps towards representative sailing at inter club and traveller events with some graduating to Regional Zone Squads.
The group is volunteer led by members, some nurture a lifelong love of the sport, others are new to sailing assisting as non-sailing parents.
Our Fleet –
Some Junior and Youth sailors own their own boats, however, the Junior section also has its own fleet of Optimist, Topper, RS Tera and Mirror dinghies that are used at our Saturday Club and at training and competitive events.
Optimist Class –
The group incorporates the Optimist Class. The Optimist provides the first step into racing for most young sailors and is the first step on the RYA Junior Pathway.
RYA Champion Club -
As a RYA Champion Club, the Club enjoys the support and help of the RYA and is entitled to a range of developmental benefits created for RYA Champion Clubs, click on www.rya.org.uk/vcc