From Ais Bowman who will be leading Junior Sailing in 2021
Aldeburgh junior sailing has a lot to offer; meeting with existing friends, making new friends – trips down the river, learning new skills, a little bit of racing, swimming in the sea at lunch, messing about on paddleboards. Being part of a sailing tribe that grow together, building friendships that endure winters apart at different schools across the country.
Some of our sailors go on to instruct, some compete at national and international sailing events across the world, others enjoy the trips to Butley Creek on their boats to camp overnight. Many precious hours spent on the river during our youth cement the bonds that bring generations of families back to Aldeburgh year after year.
Sailing welcomes all shapes and sizes, it accommodates the fiercely competitive to those who just want to get out for fresh air and a chat. Doing an activity together breaks down social barriers helping young people to get to know each other. It is a sport that breeds confidence and independence - being responsible for rigging your own boat, working alongside others to get launched and recovered, making your own decisions on the water – overcoming fear, the excitement of surviving near disaster when capsizing on a windy day, the comradery of sharing the stories with your friends when safely back on shore, finishing races in regatta – whether it’s at the front or back!!
Junior Sailing is back this year – with a programme that will run Monday to Friday mornings from mid-July and will include a variety of activities to suit all. This is open to everyone who is able to handle their boat up to a force 3 wind.
Follow @aldeburghyouthsailing on Instagram where news of your new junior instructors and plans for the programme will be posted once we get closer to the Summer holidays.
For further information about any aspect of junior sailing please contact the Club Manager or Ais Bowman - firstname.lastname@example.org