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MARTLETS

Martlets is the training scheme for Juniors, run at Emsworth Sailing Club for Club Members. The goal of Martlets is to instil in children the basic skills and confidence to allow them to enjoy sailing, safely and confidently.

It is open to all Juniors who, at the start of the season, are in school year 2 or above. There is no upper age limit, however, the fact that the scheme is run in Optimists tends to limit participation to children up to around the age of 12. While children sail Optimists up to age 15, older / larger children are likely to find learning in an Optimist a little cramped!

The training is run using the RYA syllabus, with qualified RYA instructors, and children are eligible for RYA certificates at the end of the course. Because we use external, paid, instructors there is a charge for the courses, which is calculated to cover the cost of hiring the instructors.

The Martlets training typically starts in late April and runs until late June for 12 weeks. Beginners and Improvers are run in the safety and security of the Mill Pond. Advanced Martlets train on the harbour. During the May half term and the summer holidays there are also training weeks on the harbour.

For full information on the range of Martlets training courses, click here

If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact us at martlets@emsworthsc.org.uk

Ann Williams
Martlets Coordinator
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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