Junior and Youth Sailing
The Royal Torbay Yacht Club welcomes new junior members and their families to experience the fantastic facilities on offer in Torquay. The RTYC is an RYA training centre which allows us to follow the RYA syllabus and run internationally recognised sailing courses. The quality of our training is such that we have been awarded not only the higher level of being a Championship Club but also being considered for the pinnacle rating of being the South West RYA High Performance Centre.
Over the past few years we have taken Torbay youngsters with little or no sailing experience through the RYA levels on to be part of Team GBR representing the UK at various international events.
We have a great selection of modern and classic dinghy’s from international Cadets, RS Teras (for the younger sailors from 7 years up) and a fleet of RS Feva’s (a two person performance dinghy with an aysymetric spinnaker) The RTYC encourages its junior and youth section to follow the recognised RYA Pathway with some sailors progressing on to the 29er Skiff.
Safety is our highest priority with suitably qualified members manning our patrol boats whilst the youngsters are on the water. We encourage parents and guardians to get involved in our activities and are always looking for volunteers both on and off the water. RTYC have a comprehensive safeguarding system and policies that are regularly reviewed by our experienced safeguarding officer.
The club also runs a busy social calendar with lots of fun events for not only the juniors but also the whole family. Including parties and BBQs through the sailing season.
Junior membership is only £42 for the year allowing members to access well maintained modern dinghy’s and training for all levels. The junior members always welcome new sailors and it’s a great fun atmosphere for the children to be involved with and gain important life skills, like teamwork and perseverance. If you would like to come along and see what we do please call 01803 292006 email Juniors@RTYC.org