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Additional Activities for Juniors

After School Training

During the summer term, After School Club is a wonderful training opportunity for beginners and "improvers" and is run on some Thursdays in term time. This is an opportunity for local children to learn to sail.

Swallows and Amazons

At some point during early summer our young sailors are invited to join in this fun, family event. The plan (weather dependant) is to sail from the club to Newtown Creek where they will stay overnight, playing games and barbecuing then sailing back to the club the following day. As always, our adult club members provide full safety cover.

Family Fun

A great opportunity for the whole family to be on the water together, either in the same boat or individually. Patrol boats ensure everyone is safe on the water. These are usually followed by a BBQ.

General Information

In all events a parent (or adult 'in loco parentis') is required to be present (or within 10 minutes of the club) at all times. Since we are a volunteer-run club the adults will also be expected to contribute to the operation by assisting the organisers.

These events come under the overall control of our Sailing Committee. In attending the events described it is hoped that participants will develop their skills to the level where they will be able to join our general race programme as well as the 'fun' events organised throughout the year.

The Club owns a fleet of Optimists, Teras, Picos & Scows which competent juniors may hire if they don't own a boat or if they want to try out another type of boat before buying their own. We also own 3 x RS Quests and an RS Feva, all of which may only be hired by juniors if they hold the RYA Stage 4 qualification.

Please note that, during our summer training all our club boats are reserved exclusively for that purpose.

To join the Club, download the forms from our website, pick them up from the clubhouse or contact our Membership Secretary, Ann Smyth,

Charles Ridley Cadet Fund

The Cadet Fund was set up in memory of a former member of the club, to benefit young members under the age of 18, either individually or as a group, in some aspect of sailing.

In the past the fund has been used to help children go on trips with the Ocean Youth Trust and other similar organisations, to buy "trisails" (smaller sails) for the club Optimists (enabling sailors to experience stronger winds than they would otherwise have been able to cope with), to provide training to some who would otherwise not have been able to access it, to support junior events, e.g. Swallows & Amazons, etc.

We welcome applications to this fund. For more information please contact the Commodore, Yarmouth Sailing Club, Bridge Road, Yarmouth, PO41 0NL (

Last updated 16:44 on 17 January 2024

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