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MKSC Youth Squad

The Youth Squad members are between the ages of 8 and 16 and range from total beginners to advanced students working towards becoming Assistant Instructors and Dinghy Instructors. Classes are sometimes divided into Beginners, Intermediates and Advanced but we also like to mix it so that less experienced sailors get a chance to sail with experienced sailors helping with confidence and peer to peer learning.

Sessions are roughly every two weeks (Sunday) and last about 2 ½ hours each and we are working towards awarding children with their RYA Stages working at their pace and ability throughout the season.

Traditionally we used to run Youth Squad between April and October but we have taken the decision to run the Youth squad throughout the year so that children get a better chance to experience different weathers and so that what they learn isn’t forgotten during the winter months.

 Some of our more Advanced sailors compete with in the MKBYSA (Milton Keynes & Bucks Youth Sailing Association) Open Champions Club allowing them to visit other clubs, compete in youth only races and the top youth compete at a National level at the NSSA in July each year.

For more information, contact Sarah on: youth.training@mksc.org.uk

2017 Training Programme

 

Date

Activity

Location

15th January

Sarah - Recap / Racing Practice

All groups: 13:30 - 16:00 

29th January

Jack / Beth- Racing Practice

All groups: 13:30 - 16:00

11th February

MKBYSA - Haversham Sailing Club - £5 entry

09:30 till 16:30

19th February

Icicle 1 hour pursuit Race (Slow Fleet)- £5 Entry
Icicle 2 hour pursuit Race (Fast Fleet) - £5 entry

11:00 till 12:00
12:00 till 14:00

26th February

Ewen - Sailing Technique Improvement

All groups: 13:30 - 16:00

11th March

MKBYSA - MKSC - £5 Entry

10:00 till 16:30

12th March

Ewen - Sailing Upwind

All groups: 13:30 - 16:00

26th March

Olly - Adjusting Speed

All groups: 13:30 - 16:00

1st April

MKBYSA - Haversham Sailing Club - £5 entry

09:30 till 16:30

23rd April

Rules of the Road / Racing Rules

All groups: 13:30 - 16:00

30th April

Five Essentials and Revisiting Rule of the Road

All groups: 13:30 - 16:00

6th May

MKBYSA - Emberton - £5 Entry

09:30 till 15:30

21st May

Details to follow

All groups: 13:30 - 16:00

10th June

MKBYSA - Great Moor Sailing Club - £5 Entry

09:30 till 15:30

17th June

Emberton 10 Hour Race

Details to follow

18th June

Beginners

10:00 - 12:30

18th June

Intermediates / Advanced

13:30 - 16:00

25th June

Beginners

10:00 - 12:30

25th June

Intermediates / Advanced

13:30 - 16:00

1st July

Family Day

Details to follow

2nd July

All Groups

13:30 - 16:00

8th July

MKBYSA - Haversham Sailing Club - £5 entry

09:30 till 16:30

9th July

All Groups

13:30 - 16:00

15th July

Youth Open - £5 entry

Details to follow

16th July

Adrian Carter

Details to follow

23rd - 29th July

NSSA Regatta - Grafham Water

MKBYSA Team Members Only

30th July

All Groups

13:30 - 16:00