Snettisham Beach Sailing Club has a large number of junior members whose abilities range from complete novice through to very experienced. We have a number of members who are part of the Regional Zone Squad. This is the first step on the way to becoming a future champion!
We are very fortunate as we have inland water in the form of flooded gravel pits which offer safe sailing and an ideal location for beginner tuition. Most of the children sail either Oppie (Optimist) or Topper dinghies. Toppers are virtually indestructible, allowing the children to learn and play without fear of damage. Other boats sailed are Mirrors and some of the more experienced juniors sail Lasers on the tide.
2013 Topper Fleet Captain:
Ben Gage in action
to contact Ben email: email@example.com or TEL: 01485-601567
There are regular training opporutnities and a full programme of races both on the lake and the sea specically for juniors. As they become more proficient and confident they are able to join in the seniors races on the sea as well. The Club runs a very successful junior coaching Programme for our members with the following special events:
Social Sailing offers the juniors and seniors alike the opportunity to sail on the sea with instruction and a dedicated safety boat. The committe has pledged a safety boat will be available for all publicised dates (subject to suitable weather conditions). On the same tides there will be the opportunity to sail for the Friday Series Cup. Which will be a handicap series which includes two pursuit races. Click for details.
OnBoard Club Learn to sail for juniors. This club ideal for those who want to try sailing, but not sure if its for them. Club nights take place starting in June, groups run in six week blocks. A fun informal course, which teaches the basics of how to sail with no pressure. All equipment provided, choose which group suits you: Tuesday or Thursday after school or Sunday mornings.click for details
Kick Start This is a three day course split into four ability groups; two on the sea and two on the lake. Ideal to get back gthe confidence of last season under the watchful guidence of our qualified RYA instructors for a small additional fee. Click for details
Wednesday Club: Starts 5th June through to 29 August. 18.00 - 20.00
Our very popular weekly junior sailing club for members who want to improve their sailing in a fun way, in their own boats, with instructor led coaching, split into three ability groups. The sessions are to bridge the gap between beginners and experienced weekend racers. Click for details
Cadet Week 2013 for Junior Members offers 5 half days of instruction & fun for an additional fee,
Sea Groups: Saturday 27th July - Wednesday 31st July
Lake Groups: Monday 29th – Friday 3rd August
Click for more details: cadet week