Youth Sailing

Schools PictureThe club is committed to promoting youth sailing. We have a range of club boats available for hire by members making sailing accessible to as wide a range of families as possible. When possible we work with other clubs and organisations in the region to promote wider opportunities for sailing. Details of any opportunities we are currently aware of are below.

Sailing Opportunities at DSC

Over the winter we will run as many informal coaching sessions as we can, keep an eye on the events section.

In the spring and autumn we run Sunday training courses for members of all ability levels, details can be found on our training page. Part of this programme is our youth race group and many of the participants in this join in our club races all year round. We often run informal coaching sessions on Sunday mornings to help young people build their confidence and we encourage participants to then join in the main race. Check the calendar to see what is happening at the moment.

Sailing Opportunities beyond DSC

Winter Racing 2017

For 2017 we have teamed up with Goring on Thames Sailing Club and Oxford Sail Training Trust at Farmoor to organise 3 informal youth racing days over the winter, open to young sailors who are members of any of the 3 organisations. The dates are:

  • Sat 14th Jan Farmoor (Click here  for more details)
  • Sat 4th Feb Dorchester (Click here for more details)
  • Sat 11th March GTSC (Click here for more details)

We’ll be getting more details out soon but you might like to put these dates in your diaries. The plan will be for a series of short races and some coaching.

NSSA Regatta 2017

We will again be working with other local organisations to support a team to represent Oxfordshire at the National Schools Sailing Association national regatta which this year will be from July 23rd to 28th at Grafham Water. We aim to make the team as inclusive as possible and will again be running a tryout day at Farmoor so that we can asses if young sailors are at a level where they are going to enjoy the event. The tryouts this year will be on the 8th April and we will post more details when we have them. Those invited to be part of the team will also be invited to a training weekend at Farmoor which we expect to be the 15th / 16th July. More information will be posted on the Oxfordshire Youth Sailing Website as it becomes available.

Thames Challenge Team Racing 2017

After our success last year we plan to again enter a team for this event which will be held on the 24th June. We’ll post more details as soon as we have them.

NSSA Double Handed Team racing

This event is at Farmoor on 25th and 26th March.