Netley Sailing Club, Royal Victoria Country Park, Netley Abbey, Southampton, SO31 5GA

Phone: 07542 908759

 

Netley Sailing Club Training Centre

 

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Youth Race training

Youth Race Coaching - For age 10 – 17 – Half day sessions - £5 Once a young Sailor can sail a boat reasonably competently and make their way (even if slowly) to windward often the best and most enjoyable way to progress is to get involved in racing. The Race coaching sessions will introduce young sailors to racing and enable them to compete in club racing. They will also provide more advanced coaching to those sailors already taking part in club racing and open meetings. The sessions are run by parents and all parents are expected to help out in some capacity depending on their expertise. The sessions will be run in Teras, Toppers and Fevas and club boats will be available on a first come first served basis. Please contact Vicky Taylor sandtay@ntlworld.com if you have any questions. To book these sessions please go to the junior course bookings page of this website.

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Youth and Junior Sailing Courses

This page should tell you all you need to know about what courses should be suitable for your children this season. We are also open to putting on extra courses if there is demand.

Stage 1 - A basic understanding of how a boat sails, with some experience of steering and handling the boat.
Suitable for - Complete beginners
Duration - 2 Days
Age - 8-15
Course Content - Launching and recovery, steering, parts of the boat, basic sailing
Ability after the course - Able to steer and understand basic principles


Stage 2 - A basic understanding of how a boat sails, with some experience of steering and handling the boat.

Suitable for - Junior sailors who have completed stage 1, or able to demonstrate that they can sail on a reach singlehanded and tack.
Duration - 2 Days
Age - 8-15
Course Content - Basic sailing skills, ropework, collision avoidance
Ability after the course - Able to tack and control boat speed, and understand basic principles


Stage 3 - Rigging, launching and sailing in any direction. Equivalent to Level 2 in the National Sailing Scheme.
Suitable for - Junior sailors who have achieved Stage 2 and have had plenty of time on the water to hone their skills.
Duration - 2 Days
Age - 8-15
Course Content - Rigging, launching and recovery, sailing techniques, capsize recovery, sailing theory
Ability after the course - Able to launch and sail a dinghy around a triangle in moderate conditions


Stage 4 - Sail a double handed boat as crew or helm, and solve a variety of problems afloat. (optional if Stage 3 was taken in a double hander)
Suitable for - Junior sailors with up to and including the Stage 3 course.
Duration - 2 Days
Age - 8-15
Course Content - Rigging, launching and recovery, sailing techniques and manoeuvres in crewed boats, recovering a man overboard
Ability after the course - Can Launch and return to a beach, jetty or mooring, and sail a crewed dinghy around a triangle in moderate conditions

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Youth week

29th August - 1st September 2017

One of the highlights of our sailing calendar is youth week. Packed with on the water fun, off the water fun and social activities it is a great opportunity to make new friends, try out something new or improve on skills.

Why not make a whole week of it and take part in the regatta first?