Intro to Racing

Our ‘Intro to Racing’ sessions take place on Sunday mornings (not as part of the Club Racing) and are designed to help you learn the basics and gain confidence in getting on the start line and enjoying racing. There are a lot of new skills to learn to be confident when racing and we hope these sessions will equip and propel the young sailors on their journey to becoming our future Olympians!

These sessions are for those who have not raced or have very little racing experience. Or for those who might have tried club racing and want to learn more about it.

A typical session starts at 9:30 with a briefing and overview of the morning's focus. The sessions will be a mix of theory, rigging and racing, ending at 12:30. The on-water training will take place away from club racing to give space and time to learn the basics. The goal is to get you ready for the club start line and, towards the end of the term, those ready to race will enter the second of the club’s two morning races.

So, if you have never been on a start line and are totally new to racing, or you want a confidence boost to return to Club Racing, this is for you. Intro to Racing is a 3 hour session running for three terms on Sunday mornings.


Dates and How to Book

Anyone wishing to take part (including those with their own boat) must book a term at a time through the QM office. You will receive a confirmation email to confirm your spaces.  Booking is open to members with RYA Stage 3 or above.


INTRO RACING Sunday 9:30 to 12:30


  • Term 1 (6wks): 22 April – 27 May
  • Term 2 (6wks): 10 June – 15 July
  • Term 3 (6wks):   9 Sept – 21 Oct


Price for 6 week term

  • Own Boat £42
  • Club Boat £102

Talk to the team on 01784 248881

Youth events held at Queen Mary

  • Sunday Club Racing
  • Wednesday Evening Series
  • Youth Open in October
  • Club Championships
  • Christmas Fun race
  • Bank Holiday Pursuit Races
  • Open Meetings
  • RYA Zone Championships
  • London Youth Games
  • Windsurfing LWA
  • NSSA Regatta
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