Sailing Institute

Our Sailing Institute is all about attracting and retaining youth and young adult sailors, as well as connecting our dinghy sailors to keelboats, high performance match racing training and encouraging social networks within the membership for youth and young adults.

Our BW8 program plays an integral part in our Sailing Institute and has given dozens of young sailors a great head-start into the world of keelboat sailing under expert tuition and in a safe environment.

The Sailing Institute runs each winter from May through to September and is a combination of on and off-water sessions.

Dates for the 2022 Sailing Institute Programs

Youth Introduction to Keelboat Racing – equipping young sailors with the skills they need to participate in keelboat racing

Date Time Activity
Sat 14th May 08:00 Induction and welcome at RFBYC
09:00-11:00 OneSails sail-making session (OneSails sail loft – transport provided)
12:30-17:30 On water training session
Sat 21st May 08:00-13:00 On water training session
Sat 11th June 08:00-13:00 On water training session
Sat 25th June 08:00-13:00 On water training session

Youth Match Racing Training – for those already competent in keelboat handling, introducing the sport of match racing

Date Time Activity
Sat 23rd July 08:00-13:00 Induction and on water training
Sat 31st July 12:30-17:30 On water training
6th August 08:00-13:00 On water training
13th August 08:00-13:00 On water training
20th August 08:00-13:00 On water training
3rd-4th September TBC Match Racing Event

Please talk to your coaches if you are interested in joining this event.