Sailing is a brilliant sport for children and teenagers, starting with fun, developing skills and with no limits for ambitious young sailors. Why not aim for the Team GBR Olympics Squad or become an Instructor and sailing leader.
Our motto: "be safe, have fun, make friends, learn!".
We welcome young members from age 8. All our youth sailing activities - Tasters training,
courses, sailing for fun are run to the international standards and guidelines of the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) and under the watchful eye of an RYA qualified Senior Instructor. Welsh Harp Sailing Club is an RYA Recognised Training Centre.
Come along on a Thursday evening about 6 pm from April to September and have a dinghy sailing Taster. Children can go out with a parent or guardian and an instructor in a GP14. Or if conditions are suitable, on their own - or with one other sailor - in a single-hander such as a Pico or Topper (at the discretion of the Senior Instructor on duty).
There are plenty of club boats for children to learn in: Oppies (shown right), Toppers (shown below), Picos and also RS Teras and RS Fevas
As we are a volunteer-run club, parents or guardians are responsible for their children at all times and one of them must be present when their children are at the Club.
After the second taster session, both child and parent can then join the club – either as part of a Family membership or as a Junior with a sailing or non-sailing membership (£10) for the parent or guardian.
We are planning spring and summer holiday dinghy sailing courses this year. Please contact us to register your interest.
For 2019 we welcome young windsurfers from age 10 who have mastered the basics and want to develop their skills and have a go racing. Parents or guardians need to be present at all times
We're unable to offer Tasters and training for young windsurfers this year. Our friends at Phoenix Outdoor Centre further along the Welsh Harp offer excellent introductions to sailing and water sports. Then you can then come and join the club and take part in our windsurfing programme.
We have a number of small windsurfing rigs specifically designed for children
Please email our windsurfing team for more info on children's' taster sessions.