The Burton SC Youth Academy was launched in 2013, to provide an opportunity for the youngsters in the club to further develop their sailing and racing skills. The academy is open to anyone with sailing experience aged from 8 to 16 years old and is run by a team of club volunteers with support from Derbyshire Youth Sailing, the RYA National Race Coaching Team.
Since it's launch, the Youth Academy has become a great social for kids and parents alike, and the team are looking to expand on last year's success, with events away and more training tailored to introduce young sailors to the wider world of sailing, including fleet, team and match racing. Keep an eye on our news feed for further information.
The main single handed boats sailed at the club are the Optimist, Laser Pico, Topper, RS Tera, and for our older youth members, the ILCA (Formerly Laser) Double handed boats include the 420 and the Omega (click on the links to find out more about each type of boat)
Youngsters are also encouraged to try their hand at windsurfing and paddleboarding too.
Our Youth academy meets regularly throughout the summer on a Friday from around 5pm. Although some of our youngster have their own boats and clothing, club boats and kit are available to hire for a small charge.
Mum's and Dads can get involved too!
We actively encourage parents to get involved with our youth academy sessions, whether it's lighting up the BBQ for a post sailing 'burger', helping with launching and recovery of boats, rigging, or for the more experienced, providing safety cover and coaching on the water (Training provided) your involvement and support will be most welcome!
For further information and to get involved, please contact ether Craig or Phil using the contact details below.