Junior Sailing Update

25 January, 2017

Junior Sailing News


Topper Sailing

An open meeting will be held in Kinsale Yacht Club on Wednesday night at 8PM for parents of children interested in sailing toppers in Kinsale. Topics will include early season sailing programme, lease of club boats and coaching.

Optimist Sailing

Coaching for KYC Irish trials qualified sailors has commenced.

The junior sailing committee is meeting this Tuesday night to continue work on the 2017 junior sailing programme for the club.  Plans will be emailed out shortly.

The early part of 2017 will be busy as KYC is hosting the Optimist Munster Championships in May

Safeguarding Course

KYC is hosting a safeguarding 1 course @7PM on Thursday 2nd February. The course will be completed in one evening of 3 hours’ duration. There are places for 20 people. The course is free to KYC members (sponsored by club) and €15 to non-members. Please contact John Stallard to reserve a place email johnostallard@gmail.com or text to 086 8209042. If the course is oversubscribed, we will host an additional course at a later date.

The course is for those who work/ volunteer with young people and vulnerable adults. If you are a Junior sailing instructor, helper, junior sailing committee member or help on Saturday’s or Sundays you should consider attending this course.

The course will be delivered by a qualified Irish Sailing Association trainer and the content is specifically targeted towards the sailing environment.

Junior Sailing Course

Course dates are as described in attached table. The junior sailing course will run from 3rd July to 11th August. Based on demand we have flexibility to put on additional modules during the last two weeks of the course.

Demand for places looks strong this year. Priority will be given to participants of the 2016 course, their siblings and existing club members. Those who participated in the 2016 course will be emailed directly within the next few weeks with details of the course and joining instructions.

We are adding an Advanced Boat Handling module this year targeting those who have completed the Racing Skills module it is hoped to include some kites and wires sailing with this module.

We are now accepting job applications for instructors and helpers to work on the course. Please forward your CV and cover letter to johnostallard@gmail.com

Level Course Title Start Date Duration
1 A taste of Sailing 3rd,   24th, & 31st July 1 week
2 Basic Sailing Skills 10th, &  31st July 2 weeks
3 Improving Skills 3rd, &  24th July 3 weeks
4R Racing Skills 11th July 4 weeks
4A Advanced Boat Handling 11th july 4 weeks


Position Statement Private Coaching

The objective of KYC Junior Sailing is to provide or facilitate Training and Coaching for all junior members of the club. We believe that all club members should have an equal opportunity to the club's resources subject to them having the capability to benefit from the activity.

It is our intention where there are sufficient numbers of members interested to support additional coaching for those qualified for national trials or teams to a standard that maximises their capabilities.

Club resources such as rib's and infrastructure are made available exclusively for club activities, this includes club supported coaching.

Those who decide to contract a coach privately will not have access to club resources where this activity was not agreed with the committee in advance of the coaching taking place. There will be occasions where the committee will agree to such activities when it is not able to support them through the club’s own internal resources.

The club and committee supports those members who strive to attain excellence in our sport. Members on occasion may need to employ private coaches to achieve this goal, it is our preference that members communicate with the relevant committee member when taking this route.

John Stallard

Junior Organiser