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Junior RYA Improvers Session

27th October, 12:45 - 14:45

Junior RYA Improver Session

2 hour session working towards the RYA junior stage 1 / 2 scheme / onboard programme.

Who: 8-16 year olds with a taste for adventure (if interest from older / younger kids get in touch)

Prerequisites: RYA Junior Stage 1 or completed the beginner junior training / attended the improver sessions at Derwent last year

Dates: Sundays

Time: 12:45 - 14:45 (parents need to be onsite throughout)


Members: £18 per session

Non Members: £32 per session

If you subsequently decide to join a discount is available.

What to expect:

These two hour sessions aim to give those with a little more experience the chance to improve.

Time will be spent on land and on the water, adapting to suit the conditions of the day, with both theory and practice.

Sailors will continue to work towards RYA Youth Sailing Scheme Certification.

The groups will be organised at a ratio of one instructor / assistant instructor to six beginners.

We may sail an assortment of dinghies and the coaches may be in a power boat alongside the sailing boats and sailors may take it in turns to swap in and out of boats.

Sailors will need the following equipment:

  • Wetsuit or dry suit (We have some wetsuits available)
  • Wetsuit boots or old trainers that can get wet
  • Sun cream
  • Hat, either to keep you warm or to keep the sun off
  • Waterproof clothing to change into as theory may be outside in the weather

Boats and life jackets will/can be provided. (Note: sometimes second hand kit is available on the club website 'For Sale' pages.)

Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your selected session so you are ready to go on the water when the session starts.

Sailors will need to help rig / de-rig boats before and after their session. This is part of the RYA Syllabus.

Contact: with any questions or to register interest in learning to sail outside the target age range.

Last updated 5:28pm on 24 February 2024

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