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Junior/Cadet Zone

The aim of the Cadet and Junior fleets is to have fun on the water. Ullswater Yacht Club provides an excellent environment to develop young sailors.

Junior (Under 18s)

The transition between cadet to adult racing is bridged at Ullswater Yacht Club with a Saturday afternoon Tempest & Dinghy series, held on he same day as the Cadet races. The Saturday T&D series is an all class dinghy handicap series, allowing a varied choice of dinghies to accommodate the diversity of the Junior fleet.

Cadet (Under 15s)

The Cadet fleet is open to under fifteens sailing Toppers or Optimists, with the emphasise on fun and the enjoyment of sailing. Along with prizes for the overall series winners, prizes are also awarded for the first under 12 & 10. For the full Cadet programme please see the Sailing and Training Programme.

Cadet Fun

Through out the sailing season fun based sailing activities run by different members, offer safe and supervised sailing adventures. Previous fantastic events have included on the water treasures hunts, relay races, climbing the mast and five-a-side football.

Sail Camp

Run entirely by volunteers sail camp, offers five days of sailing under the instruction of qualified RYA instructors and club racing coaches, while staying on the club grounds in tents. Sail camp is open to youngsters aged between 8 to 14, who have access to either a Topper or an Optimist for the event. Preferably Under 10s in Optimist and the over 10’s in Toppers.


Ullswater Yacht Club is an RYA recognised training centre and run courses in accordance with the RYA schemes. All instructors are volunteers and are RYA qualified instructors in their particular discipline. The Youth sailing scheme offer four stages of training :-

  •     Stage 1 - An introduction to sailing
  •     Stage 2 - To be able to sail under supervision
  •     Stage 3 - Sailing without supervision, a competent sailor in moderate winds.
  •     Stage 4 - All the skills to sail a double-handed boat as crew or helm.

For more training details please visit the training events page. 

UYC is proud to be part of the Volvo RYA Champion Club Scheme

The RYA, in association with Volvo, operates an extensive junior and youth racing programme designed to identify young British sailors and prepare them for the highest levels of national and international competition. The programme consists of six innovative programmes. They form a step-by-step path for young sailors to follow, allowing them to go as far as they aspire on the road to success. The first stage of this development is perhaps the most important and is the Volvo RYA Champion Club Programme.

Related Documents

Parental / Guardian Disclaimer 2012Christian BarnesInformationParental / Guardian disclaimer for Junior and Cadet activities for 2012.