Training Calendar

18 April 2020 10:30-12:30
16 & 17 May 2020 09:30-17:00
3-7 August 2020

Junior Race Training – this is for experienced helms
Adult & Youth Training Course, RYA level 1-2, Youth 1-3
Optimist Training Week, RYA Stage 1-3 and racing courses

Adult & Youth Training

Our Adult & Youth Training Weekend this year will be held over the weekend of 16 and 17 May from 9.30am to 5.00pm. This is for adults and youths of 14 yrs and upwards.

Candidates can either book onto the training for one or both days. The cost for one day will be £45, or for the two days £80. We are organising the sessions this year so members can choose whether to aim to qualify for a RYA Certificate at the end of a weekend course or simply come along to get advice, help and experience afloat for one or two days without working towards a ‘pass mark’ to qualify for a certificate.
To book your place for one or both days for the May weekend please email John Howett


The closing date for booking for the weekend training is 30th April.

Optimist & Youth Topper Training Week

This popular week, with instruction by RYA Dinghy Instructors, for children to learn how to sail and for those who can already sail to improve their sailing standard, will take place from 3-7 August 2020

Children are accepted on the course from 8 years old. In order to be considered children will have to be existing members with their family or in loco parentis before application

The Beginner Group, which is for beginner helms and children lacking confidence in a boat, has 12 spaces available and children are now accepted in this group using the following criteria.

  • Club member at time of sign up and gone through committee
  • Age 8
  • Siblings in the other groups or previous groups
  • Discretion of the committee

RYA hired-in Optimists are provided for this group.

Children who can already sail can enrol on the course for the intermediate, advanced and racing groups, but do need to have their own boat to sail for the week, and we do need evidence to show your child has been sailing at Cam, or at a club elsewhere, before we can offer a place. For the top group sailing Toppers, children do need a good knowledge of sailing and experience to be accepted.

Places are limited as the total number of children enrolled for the week does need to be restricted to around 30 places for safety afloat; and member’s children only please as the week is usually over-subscribed. Cost for the week: £85 per child Beginner children will be charged an additional sum to cover the cost of the hired Optimist dinghies usually £35

To book:- For Beginners register on an individual form which will be in the club house and put in the box provided from Sunday 8 March from 15.00 to 2 May. Please fill in all the details as we need to contact you regarding acceptance.

For Other Groups complete a separate form which will be in the club house from Sunday 8 March and post this form to John Howett to arrive with him by Saturday 2nd May.

You will be contacted by the end of May to confirm if your child has been offered a place for the week’s training this year.