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

The Tuesday evening course is for children wanting to cover RYA Stages 1-4.

2020 Training Dates
Tuesday 5th May to Tuesday 16th June; and Tuesday 11th August to Tuesday 22nd September. (17.30 - 20.30)

Returning Junior Sailors
Returning junior sailors will receive priority for places for the 2020 season. You will receive an email from the training team with forms to complete.  To confirm your place you must complete the forms and bring them to our registration evening.

Registration Evening (for returning junior sailors only)
A Registration Evening will be held on Tuesday 18th February 2020. Parents/Guardians should attend between 19.30 – 21.00 (drop in), bringing with them the completed course application form, medical consent form and payment. 

New Junior Sailors
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 for new junior sailors will be done on an individual basis after 18th February 2020.

Welcome Evening (for new junior sailors)
For those children allocated a place a Welcome Evening will be held on Monday 27th April 2020. Parents/Guardians should attend from 18.30 – 19.30 (drop in). There will be an opportunity for the children to have a look at the boats that are used for training and have a chat with members of the instructor team. 

Course Information
Training will start at 17.30 with students changed and dressed to go on the water. The boats will be off the water by 20.00 with students able to be collected about 20.30. 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 17.00.

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 – watershoes or wetboots (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.  This is a safety consideration.  If your child gets excessively cold on the water, they will be brought ashore early to warm up and get changed. 

Course Fee and Membership
The course fee is £150. Payment can be made by cheque or BACS (Bank of Scotland, Helensburgh, 80-08-31 00433695).
Parents of children under 12 on 1st March 2020 must have membership of HSC.
Students over the age of 12 on 1st of March 2020 must take out Cadet membership if their parents are not members of HSC. Full membership details are available on this website.

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