Junior Start Sailing Weekend

Junior Start Sailing Weekend

Learn the basics of sailing over a weekend of games and fun

Our Junior Start Sailing Weekend has been arranged as an alternative due to the huge demand for the High School Learn to Sail Course.

✓ A weekend of sailing, games, water, and (hopefully) sun.

✓ Following the RYA Youth Sailing Scheme, working towards Stage 1.

✓ Weather permitting, by the end of the weekend students will be ready to take part in Monday Mayhem sessions in light winds.

✓ All kit required provided

✓ 2021 membership included – giving access to Monday Mayhem, club racing and the use of club boats during events for free, as well as access to other training courses at member’s prices.

✓ Leads on to free sailing through the summer

✓ Leads on to experiencing powerboating

Why Learn to Sail?

Learning to sail has so many benefits for children:
✓ An exciting new sport with opportunities to progress and a sense of achievement
✓ Free sailing sessions available to members throughout the summer.
✓ Connections with the outdoors and nature
✓ Learning risk assessment skills in a safe environment
✓ A sense of freedom, adventure and challenge for all ages, helping to develop confidence and independence
✓ Meeting a wide variety of new friends with a common interest

Course Requirements

  • Minimum age 8, most participants are likely to be lower secondary age.
  • No prior sailing experience necessary.
  • You must be happy to be in the water wearing a buoyancy aid, but do not need to be a strong swimmer.

If you’re unsure which of these is the right course for you then please contact us.


£80 (includes junior membership for the rest of the 2021 season remaining after the course date)

Members discounted rate: £40

Upcoming Junior Start Sailing Weekend Courses:

No events currently scheduled- but you can Register your interest in a course and we will let you know when new dates are published.

What if I can’t make this course?

If you’d like to get an email if this course is available to book next year please fill in this form: https://www.obansailingclub.org/training/register-an-interest-in-a-course/

If you’ve done a bit of sailing before, or have a friend or family member to come with who has, then why not come along to our Monday Mayhem sessions which are running until the middle of September?

If you’ve any questions please contact training@obansailingclub.org.

Payment Details

Where possible, payment should be by bank transfer. If not, then it is also possible to pay by cheque and you’ll be asked which in the booking form.

To pay by bank transfer, first complete the booking form above, then transfer £80 (or £40 if the participant is already a member or OSC) to:

Account 0078 4705
Sort Code 80-17-99 (Bank of Scotland)
Payment Reference: “JSS [your surname]”

If paying by cheque please include a note with the course and participant name, and post to:

Oban Sailing Club
Dungallan Park
Gallanach Road
PA34 4PD

Can’t make these dates?

Why not have a look at our Junior Summer Sailing Weeks, or if you’d like to be informed when we next have a course similar to this then click here to register your interest in a future course.