2020-21 Season Update
Due to the ongoing COVID situation, we are working on our season to be in-line with both the Victorian State Government and Australian sailing Guidelines. In the interest of safety for the juniors, volunteers and other club members, the start of Junior 2020/21 sailing will be slightly delayed in order to develop an appropriate plan, going forward. We appreciate that like most, our Juniors are very keen to get back out on the water, doing what they enjoy doing best.
We are hopeful to be able to provide an update shortly on how the Junior season will proceed. Notifications will be sent out via the Club E-News, alongside the website and any additional avenues to make sure everyone is informed.
Thank you to everyone for their patience and understanding at this incredibly unpredictable time.
We cant wait to see everyone again as well as get back out on the water!
Natasha Martin, Ciaran Snooks & Grace Lazzar
Junior Squad Committee
Fun, Safety, Fun
The SBSC Junior Program is open to all juniors between the ages of 5 – 17. We are able to accommodate kids with no prior sailing to experienced races. The program is run and organised with passion by our older experienced youth members and they work to create an atmosphere of encouragement, support and fun as well as a place to develop new friendships and become part of the club community.
In addition to our Junior programs, SBSC also runs Learn to Sail programs including Tackers courses (7 – 12) and Dinghy Courses (teenagers and adults), allowing the whole family to get into the fun and joy of sailing.
Our Junior program runs every Sunday morning during the sailing season. A typical morning is as follows:
- 0900 – arrive, rig boats, get ready
- 1000 – on the water activities
- 1200 – finish sailing and pack up
We rotate around a 4-week cycle of different themed activities, allowing for a structured program but also making each week a little different. Each week is designed to focus on developing a particular skill or racing tactic of sailing.
The BBQ coaching breakfasts are a huge hit, scheduled at the start of each month beginning earlier around 8:30am. This then leads into a quick tutorial session with activities on water to further develop the particular skill
The racing series allows the new skill from the week before to be used in a racing format.
The adventure/fun sailing week gives the juniors a chance to just have fun on the water, and allows them to understand that sailing is more than just racing and regattas.
We encourage all formats of sailing and by exposing the juniors to teams racing as it develops team work and gives opportunity to sail in different boats to their own.
We welcome all types of junior boat classes to join in our Sunday morning sailing. We have a variety of club boats for our juniors to use allowing for a wider range of experiences and opportunities.
- O’pen Bic
As with all volunteer clubs, we welcome as much parent/guardian participation as possible.