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QM Race Squad

Ahoy there! Have you already developed a passion for racing? Perhaps from attending Ospreys or an RYA Start Racing course? Have you already been attending club race and would like some specialist coaching? This is for you!

QM Race Squad takes place one full sunday every four weeks, running from 09:30 - 16:30. The squad is aimed at progressing your racing skills and will always be run by one of our specialist racing instructors. Sessions will include on-water skills and off-water theory to extend your sailing knowledge. Learn how to really sail well around a race course.

These sessions are designed for those who have attended ospreys and have been recommended to move up to QM Race Squad, or for those who are already taking part in Club race or Rookie Racing and would like some specialist coaching.

Qm Race Squad forms the perfect package to get into racing accompanied by the below support. Squad Jackets will become available in spring 2022.

Club Race Introductory Training

As a member of QM Race Squad, you can also book onto our club race introductory training. This provides a briefing and debrief around club race, making it easier to gain more out of it and improve quicker.

These sessions run once every four weeks and are offset from QM Race Squad. They are both designed to go hand in hand to get you out racing at a high level.

Event Support

As a member of QM Race Squad we will provide support at a number of events:

  • London Youth Games: A London based event to be held at QMSC 25/26th June 2022
  • NSSA: A national schools event to be held at Grafham 24-30th July 2022
  • RYA Regional Junior Championships: A regional event which provides entrance into RYA regional squads. A great opportunity to progress in racing (Date + Location TBC)
  • QM Youth Open: A youth open run by QMSC - date TBC

How to book:

2022 TBC: Bookable from 31st January 2022!

Sessions are bookable individually below. Join as a youth select member to get full access to QM Race Squad, Club race introductory training, boat hire outside of sessions and club race attendance weekly, all for the half of the price of 1 QM Race Squad session - a real bargain! Standard members get a 20% discount.

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Club Race Introductory Coaching

Club Race can be a daunting prospect for people new to the racing scene. Sailors who book onto this session will receive an introductory briefing from one of the Safety Team on objectives for the day’s racing as well as a debrief afterwards with any introductory coaching points noted whilst racing. This session is ideal for those sailors relatively new to club racing who would like some extra guidance in how to progress up the fleet.  £10 for Standard Members and free for Select Members. 


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QM Race Squad

Join QM's Race Squad! Meeting once every four weeks, this squad will give you extensive race training experience as well as meeting like-minded people. Please come with a boat in mind you would like to use: Topper, Tera, RS Feva or Laser. Squad jackets available and monthly socials. Runs over 1 full sunday every 4 weeks. Please contact the office to discuss suitability for this squad. Join as a youth select member to get it for free or 20% discount for standard members. Age: 9-16 years old.