Information for Junior Sailing Lessons 2022/23 Season

Because of the nature of the sport weather conditions can change and be unsuitable. Also facilities in the form of suitable boats and instructors may also not be available. MPYC makes no guarantees as to availability of facilities on any particular day. The decision to sail is with the Officer of the Day and with the Instructor.

What to bring

You are required to bring warm clothes. We suggest the following:

  • woollen or polyprop gear
  • a windbreaker
  • suitable footwear
  • hat/beanie
  • a change of clothes (especially underwear or swimming togs); and
  • a towel
  • wet suit and buoyancy aid if you have them
  • life jackets and sunscreen are available

You are welcome to have a shower after the lesson and refreshments in the clubhouse after the on the water session. 

When to arrive

Please arrive at the stated time, as it is necessary to cover some theory as well as rig the yacht so that you get the most out of each lesson.

For the programme to work parents need to help out with duties including:

  • Rigging and de-rigging optimists. Instruction will be given to parents for this.
  • Running a rescue boat, especially at the start of the course (training will be provided).
  • Organising boats and sailors at waters edge and in the water.