Youth Race Team Series (Sailing)

Join our youth Race Team

If you’re ready to get on the start line and set course to become our next Olympian, Race Team is for you! There is much to learn, young Jedi, and each session will, step by step, improve your racing.

The Race Team joins in with our weekly club race with dates from March through to November. Dinghies typically used are Toppers and Fevas; all members with their own boat are welcome to use alternative classes such as Laser Radials.

A typical session will start at 9:30 (rigged and ready) with a briefing. At 10:00 you will head out to the start line for two races back to back. After racing there is a quick meet up at 12:30 (directly after racing) to debrief. In addition to the instructor coaching, some of our experienced club racing members will be dropping in to share their top racing tips.

Race Team sessions will be held on, or around, the first Sunday of every month, running March to November. With both Sunday races counting, this forms a 16 race ‘Youth Race Team Series’ (6 races to qualify) with prizes awarded at the annual Christmas prize giving. This series was new for 2017, but for Summer 2018, we are also introducing a School's Out Series, on Wednesday evenings.  The way this will operate is similar to the Sunday Race Team sessions, so keep an eye out on this page for more details ...

 

YOUTH RACE TEAM SERIES (SUNDAYS)

Race Team sessions on (or around) the first Sunday of every month.

Your boat should be rigged with you ready to go sailing for a 9:30 start. The session finishes with a de-briefing ending at approximately 12:45 depending on racing conditions.

  • Sunday 25th March

  • Sunday 13th May

  • Sunday 10th June

  • Sunday 2nd July

  • Sunday 5th August

  • Sunday 16th September

  • Sunday 7th October

  • Sunday 4th November

SCHOOL'S OUT SERIES

Wednesday evening racing, followed by dinner in the Clubhouse (if you can stay!).  This race series will be weekly, and anyone under 19 is eligible to take part in the series.  Boats should be rigged and ready to sail for approximately 6:00 pm, in time for a quick briefing before joining the start of the racing.  There will be a quick de-brief after the end of the sessions before dinner is served.

 

Wednesday 4th July - Wednesday 29th August - weekly (total of 9 races in the series)

 

Cost

 

Note: If you are a member but don’t have your own boat, the youth cost to hire a boat for Sunday racing is just £10 for the morning races.

 

DID YOU KNOW?

You could be racing EVERY Sunday… The third start of every Sunday Race is Slow Handicap and Youth. We would love to see you sailing every weekend! (QM hosts around 100 Youth Race starts every year!)

 

See you on the start line!

 

Talk to the team on 01784 248881

Youth events held at Queen Mary

  • Sunday Club Racing
  • Wednesday Evening Series
  • Youth Open in October
  • Club Championships
  • Christmas Fun race
  • Bank Holiday Pursuit Races
  • Open Meetings
  • RYA Zone Championships
  • London Youth Games
  • Windsurfing LWA
  • NSSA Regatta
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