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Queen Mary Youth Sailing

Welcome to the pages for youth sailing members, this is not our youth courses pages or membership and click here for team 15 windsurfing... but it is our pages for youth members with stage 3 sailing who want to find like minded sailors, have some fun and going sailing!

Youth Group

Last year we made the exciting change with the club taking leadership of the co-ordination and delivery of Youth Group. Parental support is very much still needed and the club’s focus will be on the development of strong on-water volunteers. There will be full funding for parent RYA PB2 courses with the proviso that participants will fulfil a set number of volunteer duties. Our ‘on-water’ volunteer positions are vital to maintain numbers and we know that, for some parents, it is very rewarding to be on the water and fully involved.

All parents will now be ‘Beach Crew’ and responsible for supporting their kids on and off the water.

Youth Group will continue to be fun social sailing for youth sailors with RYA Stage 3 and will run over three terms on Sunday afternoons, booking one term at a time. The costs for a youth group term activities are £102, or £42 if you have your own boat; this is to cover the running costs.


For those who want to race

  1. An ‘Intro to Racing’ session takes place on Sunday mornings (not as part of the Club Racing) to 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 Ben Ainslies. These sessions are for those with very little racing experience or who might have tried Club Racing but want to learn more about it.
  2. Youth Race Series’ of coach-supported Club Races over 8 Sundays throughout the year, with seperate youth results and prizes. If you want to join the race team simply book in and turn up on these dates and we will support you on the Sunday race with a briefing and coaching. These dates will be carefully chosen to avoid, where possible, any clashes with open and traveller events away from QM.


In the next pages you can read more detail about the new shape of youth sailing at Queen Mary. We are excited, but also conscious that these are uncharted waters. We will still be learning, listening and growing on our mission to support our young members as they continue their exciting and fun development on the water at QM


The QM Team