HISC Youth Section Information
The Youth Committee aims to
develop a love of sailing and the sea for all Youth Members.
By helping them to realise their potential in the sport of sailing
in all its aspects, the Youth Members will help secure our Club's
Activity is co-ordinated by the Rear
Commodore (Youth) and the Youth Committee. The Club's ethos is that
Youth is non-profit making.
Adult Family membership
automatically includes children under 18 years of age. Youth
membership applies to children between the ages of 12 and 17, whose
parents/guardians are not members. Further information about these
categories can be found in the Yearbook.
Parents/guardians, or other
nominated adults, are expected to be present on the Club premises
during all organised Youth activities. If a parent/guardian
is not present, the person in charge of the youth activity must be
notified who has responsibility for the child. At all other
times parents/guardians have sole responsibility, as stated in Club
Parents/guardians are responsible at
all times for ensuring the suitability and seaworthiness of their
children's boat(s) and that their child is suitably dressed for the
prevailing conditions. Suitable buoyancy must be worn at all
The Youth Section supports activity
in the following dinghy classes:
RS Tera Pro
Youth Racing is very successful with
ever growing numbers of young sailors learning to race at
HISC. There are opportunities to progress both at HISC, and
also in youth squads to national and international level.
Several young Club members have achieved this.
HISC organises a comprehensive
programme of fun sailing for children of all ages.
HISC has a formalised RYA training
structure set out in the HISC calendar to take children through
Stage 1 to Stage 3. These courses will be run by our resident HISC
Instructors. Courses will need to be pre-booked and pre-paid for at
the HISC Office. In addition a number of Volvo funded RYA
training days are planned.
The summer half term week provides
the first opportunity for many young members to experience an
intensive period of sail training. Youth training Week is for older
children aged over 8 at beginner or intermediate level. This course
is consistantly over subscribed and speedy booking is recommended.
Entry details will be announced in the Spring by HISC
Support & Communication
The comprehensive programme of youth
sailing and racing could not succeed without the help of parents
and other adult helpers, be it as beach masters, safety boat crew,
race officers, instructors, etc. If you have children
involved in Youth Sailing we thank you for your support and
For ongoing updates of Youth sailing
and racing events and news at HISC please subscribe to the HISC
Yahoo newsgroup and the HISC Facebook pages.