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Wednesday Junior Sailing

RYA OnBoard
Wednesday Junior Sailing

Volunteer-led community sailing organised by the Royal Lymington Yacht Club

Wednesday Junior Sailing (WJS) is an RYA Onboard Centre that takes place at Royal Lymington Yacht Club on Wednesday afternoons between April and September. It is run by passionate volunteers, who give up their time to help encourage the next generation of water users. We are in the unique position of being able to run child led sessions to learn sailing, racing, rowing and powerboating.

Learn sailing and seamanship - plus many other life skills!

WJS is open to local young people between the ages of 8 and 18. You do not need to be a member of the Club to attend. In our nurturing environment sailors work at their own pace following our card scheme which it turn leads to RYA qualifications, from Stage 1 through to Instructor level. 

Recent major studies have shown an ever increasing amount of additional benefits in social and personal development through sport and physical activity. These positive effects are amplified in challenging sports. Six key character attributes that relate directly to sailing are; teamwork, determination, communication, independence, confidence and creativity. So come along, its about so much more than just sailing!

We run two sessions every Wednesday afternoon (weather permitting) between late April and the end of September. As well as the water activities sailors will get the use of a buoyancy aid and enjoy a hot drink and doughnut. 

There are two 2-hour sessions: 14:00-16:00 and 16:00-18:00. Children are expected to stay for the full 2-hour session.

Each session cost just £1, and your time. 

We understand that your time is precious, and realistically not every parent/guardian can be here all the time, but without the help of volunteers WJS would not run. So we ask all parents/guardians to give some time, whatever your skill set.

We look forward to seeing you there to join the fun!

Become a sailor at WJS     Become a volunteer at WJS    

Key Dates

29 March 1700: Volunteer Briefing
5 April 1400-1800: Training afternoon
12 April 1400-1800: Training afternoon
19 April 1400-1800: Training afternoon
26 April: First Wednesday Junior Sailing of 2023



Occasionally we need to cancel WJS sessions due to adverse weather conditions. In the event of a cancellation we will email all parents/guardians of participants on the email provided at online registration. 

We will also send out a cancellation message on the WJS WhatsApp group, which we recommend all parents/guardians of participants join (details will be provided on registration).

Wednesday Junior Sailing is generously sponsored by Lymington Yacht Haven.