RIYC Junior Section has long been the entry point for children into the sport. Children may enter as the child, or grandchild of a member.

Junior Section runs from June to August each summer and the program is always well supported. Children are tutored in the Small Boat Sailing Scheme with progress awards made based on formal assessment throughout the summer.
Courses are run on a weekly basis, from June to August 9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday, with lunch included. Boats can be supplied for those who haven’t yet committed fully to the sport. If your child is keen to pursue the sport further, the club’s Sailing Services Manager can offer assistance with making the correct choice of boat.

In order to encourage participation, we encourage members to introduce their friends to the club and we allow the children of non-members to participate in Junior Section for one three-week period. Thereafter, the parents/guardians are required to put themselves forward for election as Ordinary Members and upon election their children can be enrolled in Junior Section as Junior Members.

At the RIYC we also keep a keen eye on developing talent. With a focus on youth sailing, the Club has run such events as the Optimist East Coast Championships, Feva Nationals, Mirror East Coasts and the RS East Coast Championships along with our annual infamous Junior Regatta in July.