SYT Block 1 Week 5
Spinnaker Youth Training is our club's regular youth training programme, running for more than 20 weekends a year during term time! Blocks of SYT run for 6 weeks at a time. Please book your space via week 1, you then have a space for all 6 weeks. For those sailors representing Spinnaker Sailing Club at events away from the lake please speak to the Chief Instructor to receive your reduced rate to allow for sessions missed.
Our training is split into several groups:
SYT Stage 1 - This group follows the RYA Youth Sailing Stage 1 Syllabus, and successful sailors who attend all 6 sessions will achieve their RYA Stage 1 Certificate. This group is run using the club owned boats, normally Optimists and Toppers. No previous experience is required to join this group, and it is ideal for those who want to learn to sail! We will teach them all the basics from how to rig and launch the boat, to sailing it around the lake, what to do if they capsize, and what to do when they get back to shore.
Improvers - This group is suitable for anyone who has completed RYA Youth Sailing Stage 2 or higher and looks at improving general sailing skills in single handed dinghies, using Optimists, Toppers or Teras. Members may use their own boat or hire one of the club's.
Begin to Race - aimed at introducing sailors with the ability of RYA Youth Stage 3 or higher to racing in single handed dinghies, using either Optimists, Toppers or Teras. Members can use their own boat or hire a club one.
Improver Racing Single Handers - aimed at developing the racing skills of club members who have some experience of club racing and are looking at starting to travel to Open events. Coaching is in Optimists, Toppers or Teras. Members can use their own boat or hire a club one.
Last updated 3:35pm on 17 November 2021