For youngsters who are beginners or improvers

in 2016

@ Durleigh Reservoir, Bridgwater:


The Saturday Sailing Club

The morning club is for all comers

from 23rd April to 22nd October inclusive

(Not 30th July and 6th, 14th & 20th August)

09.00 to 13.00,
£12.50 per session.


The club began in 1994 with 6 members. Those youngsters have moved on to sail in Club and National events. One of them got into the National Youth Laser squad. They all started with SYCSA @ Durleigh.

Last season over 50 youngsters achieved RYA Young Sailors qualifications through the Saturday Club.

In 2005 the RYA recognized SYCSA's achievements in Youth Sailing, by presenting the RYA award for outstanding work in the Community to Sian Sedgwick-Wilde the Club manager.

© You too could become a successful sailor "our future is bright, yours could be with SYCSA"


  • The club meets every Saturday (except on the dates above),
  • All ages from 6 to 18 years are welcome.
  • At our discretion, we do accept youngsters below 6.
  • If the youngster is 8 or under a parent must stay at the session.
  • Each Saturday, we have up to 40 youngsters on the water.
  • Although we usually get everyone afloat for the whole session, on the odd occasion when a large number of youngsters appears, we do have to limit the on-water time by using on-shore activities.
  • Be early to avoid this disappointment.
  • Youngsters follow the RYA Youth Sailing Scheme through Stages 1, 2, 3 & 4.
  • After Stage 4, youngsters progress to the RYA National Sailing Scheme
  • Life jackets supplied
  • Splash suits are provided if necessary
  • Bargain priced used sailing clothes rail on display each week
  • Wetsuits are advisable in the early and late seasons.
  • Drinks and snacks are available during the morning break.

The afternoon club for advanced sailors (Stage 3 and above)

from 23rd April to 22nd October inclusive

(Not 30th July and 6th, 13th & 20th August)

14.00 to 16.00,

£6.50 per session
This is for sailors who have reached at least RYA Young Sailors Stage 3.
It provides a chance to:


Contact: Sian Sedgwick-Wilde