Our active junior section provides a wide range of sailing opportunities for our young people of all levels, from our youngest sailors venturing out for the first time on the Emsworth millpond, through to aspiring national racers. Our intention is for our young people to enjoy the fun and challenge of sailing, make friends, and enjoy our beautiful estuary. Older juniors help encourage the younger sailors using the skills they have gained at the Club, led by our junior captains.
The junior programme is structured around the following main activities, from training to having fun.
- Training events: A programme of RYA courses, and the 2 Harbour Winter squad racing
- Children's sailing events: Events to build confidence and have fun, including our famous COW week every summer
- ESC Junior racing events: racing events through the year at the club for our juniors
- Club racing: many of the club racing events are suitable for and welcome younger participants
More detail on the main junior activities is available here, including a 'pathway' [attached to this webpage] illustrating how many of our juniors progress through our training and events as they become more experienced.
Our 2021 junior events are all included on the club programme on the website, and can be filtered by junior events.
Updates are also provided through the ESC Juniors Facebook page, and through the general club weekly email.
If you would like any advice on what would be the best activities for your child to participate in, or if you would like advice on how to get started, please be in touch.
There are a range of boats suitable for juniors that are available for members to hire.
The junior programme at ESC is run entirely by and depends on our junior working group, made up of parents of children at the club. We always welcome more help in organising our programme and helping to run events, including manning safety boats: all help is greatly welcome.