Junior Training - Monday evenings (8 - 16 years old)

NOTE: the Stage 1 (Beginners) course is now fully booked. We will, however, maintain a waiting list.

The Monday evening course is for those children who have no sailing experience or already hold RYA Start Sailing Stages 1 - 3. Children who already have Stage 3 and are working towards Stage 4 should note that training will take place in crewed boats - privately owned single handers cannot be used.

This course is extremely popular and spaces are limited. To request a place on the course please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. giving your child’s name, DOB and a brief resume of their sailing experience or qualifications.


Registration Evening
For those children allocated a place a registration evening will be held on Monday 1st May. Parents/Guardians should attend the registration evening from 1900 - 2000 (drop in) bringing with them a completed Application Form and Medical Declaration Form, a cheque made out to Helensburgh Sailing Club for the full amount and any sailing logbooks of the named child.

Training Evenings
Monday 8th May to Monday 26th June; and Monday 21st August to Monday 25th September. (1730 - 2030)

Course Information
Training will start at 1730 with students changed and dressed to go on the water. The boats will be off the water by 2000 with students able to be collected about 2030. Please ensure your child is collected promptly. Instructors are not free to leave until all children have been collected. Instructional staff will be available from 1700.

All students must be signed in/out of HSC. An instructor will be available in the foyer to assist with this. Students should have their own wetsuits and wear appropriate footwear (welly boots are not to be worn). As a wetsuit does not provide warmth when not in the water students MUST be in possession of a lightweight windproof and waterproof jacket or sailing oversuit to be worn when weather conditions dictate.

Buoyancy aids will be provided for those not having their own. Own buoyancy aids will be checked for fit and condition. Those whose are deemed unsuitable will be provided with a club one.
All students must be in possession of a complete change of dry clothing, shoes and towel.

Course Fee and Membership
The course fee is £150.00
Parents of children under 12 on 1st March 2017 must have membership of HSC.
Students over the age of 12 on 1st of March 2017 must take out Cadet membership if their parents are not members of HSC. Full membership details are available on this website.These sessions are hugely popular and early booking is essential to avoid disappointment!

See the right-hand bar for the forms to be completed.