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 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 and full details of RYA recognition can be found on the RYA website.
JST courses use the club's fleet of Hartley 10’s, Laser Picos, RS Tera, and Hartley 12.2 dinghies for younger sailors and RS Fevas and standard Lasers for more advanced training. A Wayfarer is also used for children when the wind is too strong for the smaller boats. (It is also used for adults training). The club's fleet of five powerboats is used to provide safety cover. The JST training room on the quay houses equipment for shore-based teaching.
The Club’s RS Fevas are used to introduce more advanced training for our sailors who have completed their RYA Level 4 in the 11-16 age group. The Team are trained by various RYA Race Coaches, host Open Meetings (organised by Roseland Paddle and Sail), and attend various regattas, including the RYA 'Feva Frenzy' at Stithians Lake.
Go to team Feva page
JST LASER SQUAD The Club encourages those who have reached RYA Level 4 but prefer single handed sailing to sail Lasers. The Squad is coached by RYA Race Coaches
RYA Champion Club
The Club was awarded RYA Champion Club status in June 2012. Double Olympic Gold medallist Sarah Ayton presented the award in recognition of our Juniior Race training.
Check out these photos taken on the day Pic1 Pic2 Pic3 Pic4 Pic5 Pic6
Safeguarding and Child Protection
The club has a current Child Protection policy conforming to the RYA recommendations. The full document can be viewed by clicking here.
Some of the pictures below will launch a short Youtube video if you click them. Many thanks to "Grogs" for his filming and tuition.
OUR Junior Sailors enjoy success at local, National and International level.
Locally, in Picos and Fevas they participate in village regattas, the Cornwall Schools Regatta, Falmouth Dinghy Week and our very own Junior Race Week.
Most of our young sailors are very happy to be sailing in the creek or the bay here in beautiful St Mawes!