St Mawes Sailing Club
No 1 The Quay, St Mawes, Truro, TR2 5DG
JST Courses
Current Location: St Mawes SC > Sailing > Juniors

Welcome to Junior Sail Training


Courses for novices and up, aged 8 plus. Children will be working towards their RYA Stages 1 to 4, sailing in Hartley 10, Laser Pico or Hartley 12.2 dinghies provided by the club.

In addition we run Advanced Sailing in weeks 1, 3, 4 and 5 and a Race Clinic on the Saturday before Junior Sailing Race Week.

Private tuition is also available with our resident Training Manager, Bob Hindmarsh. He is available for coaching in Club boats, or your own, and can teach from beginners to sailing with spinnakers, seamanship skills and day sailing.


2018 JST Bookings:.


Race Coaching  Saturday mornings
21st April-7th July (12 weeks)
Laser Squad (£150)
Team Feva(£150)
Team Hartley (Hartley Hares) (£120)
Autumn 1st Sept- 20th October (8 weeks)   Same groups, Lasers (£90), Fevas (£90), Hartley Hares £60


Junior Sail Training for children who live locally

Spring 6th May-8th July (10 weeks) £60
Autumn 2nd Sept- 14th October (7 weeks) £40

Sunday AM ….Beginner/ Improver

Sunday PM…Intermediate

Sunday PM… Advanced


Week courses in 2018


Week 1 28th May-1st June Cost £130

AM…Beginners/Improver & Intemediate & Advance Day Sailing /Seamanship
PM…Beginners / Improver & Intermediate & Advance Stage 4


Week 2 16th-20th July Cost £130

AM…Beginners / Improver & Intermediate
PM…Beginners / Improver &   Advance Stage 4


Week 3 23th-27th July Cost £130

AM…Beginners / Improver & Intermediate & Advance Sailing with Spinnakers

PM…Beginners / Improver & Intermediate & Advance stage 4


Week 4 30th July-3th August Cost £130

AM…Beginners / Improver & Intermediate & Advance Day Sailing /Seamanship
PM…Beginners / Improver & Intermediate & Advance Sailing with Spinnakers


Week 5 6th-10th August Cost £130

AM…Beginners / Improver & Intermediate & Advance Day Sailing/Seamanship
PM…Beginners / Improver, & Intermediate & Advance Stage 4


Week 6 13th -17th August Cost 130

AM…Beginners / Improver & Intermediate…
PM…Beginners / Improver &  Advance Stage 4


Private Tuition
Cost £80 for 1, £95 for 2, £110 for 3
2nd-5th July
9th-13th July
27th- 30th August

Race Clinics £30 per half day
19th August AM / PM

Junior Race Week £30
20th- 24th August


Format for 2018 courses: We will be running the following categories:


Beginners/Improvers will be sailed in Hartley 10s and our RS Tera working on RYA Stages 1 and 2


Intermediates will be sailed in Picos working on stage 2 and 3, plus the start of stage 4


Advanced will be sailed in Hartley 12.2s, RS Fevas and the Wayfarer working on stage 4, RYA Sailing with Spinnakers and RYA Seamanship and Day Sailing.


The Hartley 10s have proved very successful and suitable for progressing to a higher level. Where possible we would like sailors who are working towards their stage 4 to do it in larger boats such as the Feva or Hartley 12.2.


The on-line booking system will also show any additional Advanced course we are running.


Some general notes:

Please do not try to beat the system by applying for a group higher than your current qualification. If you do, on day two of your course you will be put down a group to avoid holding the others back. This will cause the Training Manager extra work and will cause you unnecessary disappointment and embarrassment.


Find your RYA Logbook to check your current level, i.e 1, 2, 3 or 4 or Start Racing.


Remember, if you don't sail throughout the year the first two days might be just a refresher thus limiting the progress you can make in any one week. Certificates may not necessarily be awarded to everyone.


When you reach Levels 3 and 4 it becomes progressively more difficult to reach the necessary standard to achieve a certificate.


If there is insufficient wind we are prohibited by the RYA from issuing certificates.


Every sailor reaches his confidence level at a different time so do not hesitate to repeat a course as items in the next course can be ticked off anyway. It is easy to lose confidence and much more difficult to get it back. Don't run before you can walk!


Before booking please read through the courses listed above. You will need your Debit Card ready once you enter the booking link.


All Junior Sailing administration is done by volunteers so, in order to reduce work we regret that generally no refunds will be possible. That money will be put into the JST boat replacement fund so make sure you get the booking right first time!

To make 2018 Bookings Click Here

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