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Anchor Bay

Manor Road



01322 332943

Founded 1900

Junior & Youth Sailing (JYS)
How Can I Take Part 

To support all the youth training activities that take place throughout the year, EYC has is own dedicated Junior & Youth Sailing (JYS) sessions.  These sessions run on Sundays from April to October and offer all youth members the opportunity to get out on the water and take part in organised sailing activities!  As well as general sailing, we provide race coaching with a fully qualified RYA Race Coach on Saturdays and encourage our racers to take part in events and meetings both at the club and at other venues around London as a way to enjoying other venues.

How Much Does It Cost To
Take Part In JYS?

introduction to the sport of sailing in one of our double-handed dinghies with an instructor onboard.  Youth sailors of all abilities are welcome to try out sailing in one of our beginner sessions.  After the beginners session, youth sailors who would like to continue with JYS will need to complete their RYA Stage 1 course, with courses taking place on the last weekend of each month. Once they have gained their RYA Stage 1, they are able to take part in all JYS sessions and practice their sailing skills whilst meeting new friends and sailors!

All JYS sailors will be provided with a log book, which details the plan and learning objectives for each session and provides a place to record attendance and performance.  Throughout the school holidays, there will be further opportunities to take up courses as detailed in the RYA National Youth Sailing Scheme.  

A typical JYS session includes a briefing followed by the water-based session. A full debrief at the end of the session allows everyone to record their skills and progression throughout the year.

by either cheque, credit or debit Sailors who are taking part in the beginners session at the start of the month do not need to pay the £30 fee unless they decide to take up further JYS sessions.

Youth sailors will also need to become a member of Erith Yacht Club, which is FREE for all persons under the age of 25!

Parents and family members are also welcome to take up membership of Erith Yacht Club, which will allow them to support the JYS sessions and have access to our discounted Powerboat courses.

Family Membership at EYC costs £130 annually and allows you to become key holders of the club and use all of its facilities.  As a parent or family member, if you decide that you wish to enjoy sailing whilst your son / daughter is sailing, you are welcome to become a Full Member of Erith Yacht Club.

Anyone aged between 8 and 16 can get involved and take part in JYS at EYC!  We run beginner sessions on the first weekend of each month between April and October.  The beginner session will provide a safe

JYS sessions cost £5 per person for a three hour sailing session. For sailors who have their own boat, the fee is reduced to £3 per person.

Youth sailors who take part in JYS will need to pay a £30 annual fee  

What Happens In A Typical JYS
What Equipment Is Provided For The 
JYS Sessions?

When you arrive at the club, it is essential that all youth sailors register their name at the reception desk and pay their subs for the session.  At either 9:30 or 1:30, a session briefing will take place with the Senior Instructor.  Sailors who arrive after this briefing will not be permitted to take part in the session.  After the briefing, all sailors will need to get changed for sailing and prepare their boat.  Assistance will be provide to sailors who are still learning how to sail, rig and launch their boat.

All sailors will take to the water as a group, which will be supervised by the Senior Instructor and Safety Boats.  A Safety Boat is always on the water when the session is taking place.  We have a safe sailing area on the river that is away from any other boats and vessels on the river.  This area is where our sailing will take place.  At the end of the session, all sailors will return to shore and pack away their kit.  A end of session debriefing will take place after all kit is away to record the progression made throughout the session.  

It is essential that all youth sailors sign out before leaving the club so we know that everyone is accounted for.

The following items are recommended for your session:

JYS Sessions take place at either 9:30 to 12:30 or 1:30 to 4:30 depending on what time High Water is on the river Thames.  The times of each session are clearly outlined with each date to ensure everyone knows when the session are taking place.

There is no need to purchase any specialised sailing kit for your course as we will provide  you the following items:

What Are The Dates Of The JYS 
Can I Learn To Race Whilst As Part

JYS Sessions take place at either 9:30 to 12:30 or 1:30 to 4:30 depending on what time High Water is on the river Thames.  The times of each session are clearly outlined with each date to ensure everyone knows when the session are taking place.

In addition to the JYS Sunday sailing sessions, we also provide race coaching to those sailors who have gained their RYA Stage 2 and above.  Race coaching is provided at various dates throughout the year and also allows sailors to take part in

various club and external racing events in and around London

How Can I Book Onto A JYS 

To book a place on the JYS Beginners Session, please complete and submit the form below.  To use this facility, you will need to have an email address.  Once completed, the course booking form will be sent through to your email address for completion.  If you do not have an email address address, please contact us by either phone or why not come down and visit us on a Sunday when the club is open for a tour?

If you have any questions regarding the JYS Sessions, please either complete the Contact Us form below and we will answer your question as quickly as possible.  Alternatively, please feel free to give us a call on 01322 332943 or email

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