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Welcome …..To Bassenthwaite Youth Squad
Any active young member Bassenthwaite Sailing Club can consider themselves part of the Bassenthwaite Youth Squad.
The aim of the Youth Squad is to provide training, support and encouragement to young sailors, whatever their experience, to develop their sailing skills and racing knowledge and experience with the ultimate aim of encouraging more young sailors to progress eventually to participate in club racing.
The club and the Youth Squad endeavour to achieve this via:
Providing specific training for novice young sailors at the structured
“Tuesday evening” training sessions which run from April to July each year.
more advanced coaching and race training young sailors at “Saturday morning”
coaching sessions running from August to early October. A number of these will
be supervised by an official RYA coach the remainder will be overseen by
experienced club members.
into the end of year Youth Squad championship weekend.
For the more experienced young sailors there will be access to mentoring from more experienced sailors within the club to help ease the transition to full club racing. Members of the Youth Squad will also have access to a range of the club’s facilities to support them including: club boats and bouyancy aids.
confirm that we have secured the services of Dave Eccles as our nominated RYA
coach for this year. Dave worked with the club and a number of our young sailors
during the Youth Squad sessions last year and we are delighted to be working
with him again this year.
We can also confirm the dates for the Youth Squad coaching as:
morning sessions will run from 11am to approximately 1pm with an option for
afternoon coaching or joining club racing.
Last updated 25/06/2012