The club has a long and established record of encouraging and developing junior sailors through fun sailing programs for all ages and abilities and the team of volunteers behind junior sailing certainly wants to build on this tradition. Run by experienced coaches, we provide an RYA affiliated training programme.
So whether you’re child has never set foot in a dinghy before, or whether they are already in to racing we are certain that NSSC will provide a safe, exciting and inspiring environment to nurture their interest. Our key weekly event for our cadets is Cadet Mondays where we run structured sessions each Monday evening from May to July.
Cadet Mondays are aligned to our cadet training pathways described here: Youth Pathways. Note that in 2021 two of our cadet groups (Optimist Beginner and Optimist Improver) will be meeting on a Thursday evening rather than Monday. This is to help us to catch-up after disruption to Cadets in 2020 caused by coronavirus.
The club has a range of boats available for the use of junior sailors together with a range of sizes of buoyancy aids. The sailor should wear clothes suitable for sailing – soft-bottomed shoes, sports trousers, fleece, waterproof jacket and hat/gloves depending on the weather. A full change of clothes (including shoes) and towel should be brought just in case. In due course you may wish to consider purchasing a wetsuit and specific sailing waterproofs, gloves etc but these are not essential and any club member will provide advice if needed.
The programme is suitable for juniors and youths of all ages. Cadet Mondays can be booked, and paid for, through our Webcollect system here: Webcollect.
The best way to find out more about sailing at NSSC is to come down and see for yourself!
If you want to contact us about anything to do with cadets (pathways, training or cadet Mondays) then contact the cadet team: email@example.com.
Our cadet groups are extremely popular and often over-subscribed. If you’re thinking of joining the club to get your children into Cadet Mondays, contact the membership secretary first to find out the current situation: firstname.lastname@example.org.