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Youth

Introduction

2019 sees the relaunch of Youth Sailing at South Cerney. With the success of Cadets we will see an increasing number of youngsters growing out of Cadets over the next few years and wish to establish a progression path to keep them sailing at the club and competing elsewhere if they wish.

We define Youth Sailors as anyone who is between 15 and 21; youths are encouraged to remain in Cadets until they are 17 however those who choose a different pathway are welcome to the Youth Fleet as this provides the perfect progression path to improve their sailing. New or experienced sailors are welcome, see the Coaching and Training page for details. We will be focussing on double handed dinghies for the reasons given on these pages but welcome youngsters sailing single handlers. The attraction for Youth Sailors is that they can compete against the adult club racers if they wish.

Our initial intention is to run the Youth Fleet in conjunction with Super Saturdays and with support from experienced adult sailors from main club who have volunteered to share their enthusiasm and expertise.

We will encourage our sailors to participate in the Saturday afternoon club racing where on the water coaching is permitted. Youth sailors can also take part in the Sunday club racing, Chilli Dogs, Hot Dogs etc but no coaching is allowed. 

The pathway options are shown in the following diagram:

 

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