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Adult coaching and racing

Adult sailors can join in the club’s terrific race program, and also partake in coaching days.

From top level masters and national champions who take every single race seriously, to relative beginners, the fleet includes all levels, so you’ll fit in, no matter how much sailing you have done. We welcome a range of classes, and also have some boats available for use by members.

In general, training and coaching takes place on Saturdays during the season, with racing on Sundays and times vary according to the tides. So bring your boat down and join in the fun.

Junior Racing Programme

We run a Junior Racing Programme for children who have been assessed by the coaching team to be of ‘green fleet’ standard or above. Green Fleet means they can sail a triangle course and are confident sailors in moderate wind strengths, able to right their own boat in the event of capsize.

Club training takes place on Saturdays during the season, with racing on Sundays

The Junior Racing Programme is operated by club members on a voluntary basis. We are not a commercial operation or a Sailing School. Children attending this programme remain the responsibility of their parents or caregivers.

We expect the active involvement of a parent or caregiver with every child. The objective of the programme is to educate children as to how to race and use sailing tactics so that they can compete at other open meetings at other clubs and progress from the Optimist to the Starling and other classes.

Once sufficient proficiency has been attained during the season senior members of the club may arrange to take some FBYC junior racers to other club’s Open Meetings to gain inter club race experience.

Participants are expected to have their own Optimist (participating in Learn to Race) or Starling.