The sailing club's Junior Sail Training section runs courses each year for sailors between the ages of 8 and 16 using our fleet of Oppie and Pico sailing dinghies.
RYA Training Centre Status
Our recognition as a RYA Training Centre means we're inspected annually to ensure that we maintain high standards of tuition, equipment and safety.
Sailors are taught by qualified RYA Dinghy Instructors to the standards required by the RYA Youth Sailing Scheme.
Our centre principle is Bob Hindmarsh who is also Traing manager. Details of RYA recognition can be found on the RYA website.
JST courses use the club's fleet of 6 Laser Pico dinghies and 6 Oppie dinghies for younger sailors.
New for 2009 were 3 Fevas for more advanced training. The club's fleet of four powerboats is also used to provide safety cover.
The sailing club quay also houses equipment for shorebased teaching.
In 2009, the Club purchased 3 RS Feva's to introduce more advanced training for our sailors who have completed their RYA Level 4 in the 11-16 age group. The Team were trained by various RYA Race Coaches, hosted an Open Meeting, organised by Roseland Paddle and Sail, and attended various regattas, including the RYA 'Feva Frenzy' at Stithians Lake.
Volvo Champion Club Award
Sarah Ayton, double Olympic Gold medallist presented St Mawes Sailing Club Team Feva with it's Volvo Champion Club award at our local Volvo dealer in Truro. the award was received by lead coach Tom Bray and 2 of the original team members Kerry Holbrook and Elliot Wilkinson.
Before the presentation Sarah talked about her career in sailing and her Olympic success winning Gold in Athens as crew to Shirley Robertson in the Yngling, and then winning Gold again in Beijing as helm in the Yngling. After the presentation the Team had the chance to talk to Sarah, and to hold her Gold medal!
Check out these photos taken on the day Pic1 Pic2 Pic3 Pic4 Pic5 Pic6
Success for St Mawes SC sailors at Schools Regatta!
85 boats and 135 sailors made this one of the largest and most competitive schools regattas so far, with schools from all over Cornwall represented. St Mawes Sailing Club took 10 boats and 20 sailors over to Restronguet.
The fog lifted enough in the morning for racing to go ahead but the winds remained light providing challenging conditions for the less experienced sailors.Old hand Lawrence Bysouth tried to lighten his load for the 2nd race by ditching his crew, but when the Race officer noticed he was sent off to recover him! The breeze picked up after lunch giving newcomers Lily Pursall and Max Beaman a 2nd in their Pico.
Overall our St Mawes SC results were
2nd Elliot Wilkinson and Charlie Pursall
3rd Ross Warren and Ali Ross
Double Handed Pico
1st Ollie Holmes and Ollie croft (with 3 bullets!)
3rd Lawrence Bysouth and Matt Butler
5th lily Pursall and Max Beaman
Our junior sailors enjoy success at local, National and International level.
Locally, in Pico's and Feva's they participate in village regatta's, the Cornwall Schools Regatta, Falmouth Dinghy Week and our very own Junior Race Week.
Nationally - Jack Hawkins (Restronguet SC) and Chris Thomas sail in the RS Feva National Squad, and Ollie and Freddy Grogono sail in the National Optimist squad.
Piran and Ivo Tedbury came 6th in the 2009 RS 500 Europeans at Lake Garda, Italy.
Ollie and Freddy Grogono sailed in the Australian National Optimist competition in Perth, Australia and the French Nationals in July.
Chris Thomas and Jack Hawkins came 6th in the 2009 Feva Europeans and won the Dutch National Feva Championship.
That said, most of our young sailors are very happy to be sailing in the creek or the bay here in beautiful St Mawes!