Youth Sailing

BYC Cadets before the start of the Corinthian Race. 9th Aug 2014  DSC_1174 DSC_1148 DSC_1442
Youth Courses  Small Sailor Sessions  Private Lessons Pico and Feva Practice
 DSC_0457  IMG_0625  RYA Youth Champs. Team BYC  IMG_2803
BYC Dolphins & Sharks BYC Cadet Social Sailing BYC Cadet Race Training  BYC Cadet Racing Events

 Free Sailing Course if you host a student – please contact Judi Boyle of Northern Island

Click on the links above to find out more about BYC Youth Sailing Courses  in 2015

n.b. those saying BYC Cadets are for BYC Cadet Members only. Please feel free to join :)


RYA NI Training Many of our young sailors progress enough to get them on the RYANI Pathway. This is a great goal to have for those who are more competitive. More details about this can be found on the RYANI website  or by contacting Richard Honeyford (RYA NI Performance Manager) on 077 9546 6624 or 028 9038 3812 or    YOUTH COURSES and TRAINING  – What to bring: n.b. we have wetsuits, spray jackets and buoyancy aids

  • warm clothing (lots of woollen layers) for the upper body and some spares for after lunch and more spares for the end of the day (surprising how much cooler it is on the sea even on a good day)
  • a hat / cap
  • gloves (3mm neoprene ones are a good idea) – not necessary for summer sailing
  • neoprene booties (with hot socks if you have them) or in summer old trainers you don’t mind getting wet are fine
  • change of clothes
  • towel
  • plastic bin bag for wet clothes (plastic bags on the feet are useful for getting wetsuits on too!)
  • long hair must be tied back and is best covered with a hat
  • minimal jewellery
  • A bottle for water to stop dehydration
  • MEDICATION (inhalers etc.)
  • Lunch money on Monday (£4 per lunch) or a pack lunch & snacks
  • n.b. everyone needs a pack lunch for picnic day on Thursdays!

Knots for Young Sailors How to tie a Sheet Bend How to tie a Clove Hitch How to tie a Bowline How to tie a Round Turn and Two Half Hitches How to tie a Rolling Hitch (Stephen Magee’s Favourite!)