We consider ourselves to be a family club. We welcome children and hope that they will want to learn to sail.
The club is very keen to introduce your children to the joys of sailing. In fact, we have introduced sailing to some of the best sailors in the world, Ben Ainslie being our most famous. Apart from being lots of fun, sailing is very beneficial to children's development. We train young sailors using Optimists & Mirrors.
We have six club Optimists and two club Mirrors, so prospective sailors can ‘have a go’ before they make a decision on buying a particular boat.
The beach is safe for playing and swimming and there are several older children that may volunteer to baby-sit if you ask. Currently we do not have any crèche facilities but would welcome parents who want to organise a rota between themselves.
There is a Restronguet Youth facebook page run by some of our young sailors – a good place to find out what's going on, just click the link or the icon.
Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, all training during April - June 2020 was cancelled. Changes in the regulations and guidence mean that youth & Junior training was able to re-start in July 2020, but under strict rules to comply with Covid-19 guidelines, and with a risk assessment which can be downloaded via the links.
For children who know how to sail (good Stage 2 or above) there is Race Training on most Friday evenings (video from a session above) and during the school holidays and half term. You can find dates and book sessions on Webcollect using the links above (school holiday session times are often chosen when weather is suitable, i.e. at short notice). You can download some more details on Mirror Training at the club. To sign up for the weekly Mirror training e-mail, contact Martin Egan. Lots more information about Mirrors on the Mirror Class Association website.
Long term Laser/Youth Coach Phil Davies has have decided to stop coaching from the start of the 2015 season. The club would like to thank Phil for all his hard work over many years. The club is now looking for a volunteer(s) to replace him so Laser/Youth training can continue.
The club has adopted a Child Protection Code of Conduct which is in the handbook.