We have a huge number of youth and junior members at Papercourt. Jeremy Riley is the youth representative on the committee and he represents our views and takes ideas from the young members to the committee.
Papercourt Sailing Club is a very active family club and there is loads of training geared towards us, in Optimists from about age eight to Toppers, Fevas, Laser 4.7s and Laser Radials. We also have an active group of teenagers who sail other boats, in particular RS200s and Lasers.
Almost all the social events are attended by members of all ages and we always have a good time. At socials we get our own tables, usually there’s one for the younger children and one for the teenagers, (we like to keep as far away as possible from the parents)! At the setting up supper we all have a laugh, often appearing in fancy dress. The laying up supper is mostly attended by those over 15, and it’s great to see everyone wear something smart for a change! At the fireworks there are games particularly for the juniors and at the BBQ in the summer. If you’re nervous about not knowing anyone then get in touch with Jeremy beforehand and he’ll try to make sure that you are introduced to friendly people your age as soon as you arrive.
Lots of youth members go out and about on the open meeting circuit and to national championships, and it is great to have PSC friends around you when you visit other clubs. So why not come sailing at PSC, come to some of our social events and make some new friends!
Youth and junior training
Booking is now open for the summer 2017 youth and junior training sessions. The sessions begin on Saturday, 22 April for existing sailors and on the following Saturday, 29 April, for beginners. The training sessions are for Club members only and the application forms and further information can be found here.
Papercourt youth sailors shine on the water
After an arduous selection process twelve of our PSC sailors have been invited to join the following squads.
- Oppie UK National development squad.
- Oppie UK Development Squad.
- South and South East Zone Squads .
Many congratulations to them all and every sucess going forward as well as to all those who took part.