Our active Junior section provides a wide range of sailing opportunities for juniors at all levels, from our youngest sailors venturing out for the first time on the millpond, through to aspiring national racers. Our intention is for our juniors to enjoy the fun and challenge of sailing, make friends, and enjoy our beautiful harbour. 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;
- Training events: A programme of RYA courses and winter coaching
- 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 and novice racers
Our 2023 Junior events are all included on the online programme and can be filtered by junior events.
More detail on the main junior activities is available here, including a pathway illustrating how our juniors may progress through our training/events as they become more experienced.
If you would like any advice on what might be the best activities for your child, or if you would like advice on how to get started, please be in touch.
There is a range of boats suitable for juniors that are available for members to hire.
The Junior programme at ESC is run entirely by our Junior Working Group, made up of parents of children at the Club. We always welcome more help in organising and running our programme of events, including manning patrol boats: all help is greatly welcome.
Event updates are provided on the Weekly Roundup, and you might also like to follow us via social media here.