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Tera & Oppi Red Ribbon Training Club 2019

This group is organised with the guidance and support of Melvyn Cooper Sailing and was developed to build children's confidence and to make a smooth transition from the lagoon to sailing confidently on West Mud.

Last year this club was hugely successful with 18 children participating over just four days, spread across the best tides of the early season. Many children went on to compete very successfully at local and national events and of course in our HISC busy calendar.  

All children involved gained confidence, formed friendships and learnt fundamental skills that helped them progress to the next stage of their sailing career.

It is available for both Oppi and Tera sailors, participants will either need their own boat or hire one through the sailing club.

Dates and programme for 2019:

  • Sunday 21 April (Training)
  • Sunday 5 May (Training)
  • Sunday 19 May (Training)
  • Saturday 8 June (Training)
  • Sunday 14 - July (Red Ribbon Regatta)


Please allow approx. £35 per training day, but costs will be worked out and shared openly dependant on the number of children that sign up.  The group will be kept small, the aim is no more than 18 maximum.

The Red Ribbon Regatta cost will be separate to the training costs, and is fun coached racing day, with lots of prizes! Approx cost is £20 entry fee.

There will be no limits of number of children able to enter.

In the past this has been a three day mini regatta, however the first week of the summer holidays in 2019 clashes with Mengham Week, so we have moved the Red Ribbon Regatta to a one day super event.

This year, you will need to pay for all four of the training days to secure your place on the course. The regatta at the end of the training days is a fantastic way to finish off and leaves children confident to take part in other youth events.

Payment will be required up front and in full.

Parental participation is vital, to aid confidence and support and also to help on the water and shore.

This is NOT a DROP and Go, be prepared to learn as much as your child!

Signing up:

To register your interest please sign up on the doodle poll, we will then calculate costs from here depending on numbers, so please only sign up if you are very interested.

Please aim to have done this by mid February at the latest. I will then forward you a Sailing CV which will help us and Melvyn put your child in the correct group for them.

Doodle Link:

I will confirm places and costs early March.

Rebecca Allison