Junior Race Training - Thursday evenings (8 - 16 years old)

NOTE: There are a few vacancies left on this course.

The Thursday evening race training course is for those children who already hold RYA Start Sailing Stages 3 or 4. This course provides an introduction to the basics of racing for those just starting out, or skills to a higher level for those who have already started club racing.

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.

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
Thursdays 11th May - 29th June, then Summer Break, then Thursdays 24th August - 28th September.

Course Information
Training will start at 1730 with students changed and dressed to go on the water. Training will cease at 1900. The students will then take part in the club racing from 1900 to about 2100.

Instructors will accompany them and provide on-the-water coaching. 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 £100.00
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.

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