After School Club

We are running a fortnightly After School Club for young YSC members on Thursdays during the summer term and with one session in September.    We will have a social get-together on September 28th from 5.30 to 8.00 pm.

The Club is open to anyone in education from aged 8 (before 31st Dec) upwards. We have two groups, the earlier one (3.30-5.30pm) being for younger beginners and the later one (5.30-7.30pm) being open to all abilities and age groups.   Our oldest member is 17 years old and is completing the physical section of his Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award by learning to sail.  He has successfully integrated with the more advanced group of Tera and Pico sailors which also has a 13 year old doing her physical section for her Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award.

The 5.30pm time has proved to be popular, with 17 children attending and 3 different ability groups.  The middle group of Oppie sailors have enjoyed sailing in very high winds with storm rigs and in no wind have tried out the new Peanut rowing dinghies which were thoroughly enjoyed.

Some very nervous beginners have been nurtured through and it is very rewarding to see these youngsters now sailing independently back to the clubhouse.

We aim to sail again on 14th September and will watch “Swallows and Amazons” at the club after our awards are given out during a social session on 28th September, 5.30 – 7.30 pm.

Dates:  (All Thursdays) May 4th, 18th, June 1st, 15th, 29th, July 13th, September 14th.

Times:  3.30 – 5.30 (beginners), 5.30 – 7.30 (all abilities).

Qualifying Age:  Children must be 8 before 1st January 2018.

Cost:  £6 per session.  Reduction to £30 for whole course if paid when applying.

Equipment:  Children must be dressed appropriately (see kit list below).

Boats:  Club boats available to use, including Optimists, Teras, Picos and Quests.  Children may also use their own boats if available.   

Applications:  Download the Application Form below.  Please return to Melinda Measor, Park Cottage, Tennyson Close, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, PO41 0PU.

For more information, contact Joy Mowle (, 01983 753482).

After School Training Application Form 2017