Plymouth Youth Sailing Club Programme 2018

7th Jan- 25th   March Sunday sailing  volunteer and training General sailing sessions, young people 9.30-13.00

Volunteer training and adult sailing 13.30 to 16.30, subject to demand.

Power boat level 2 and Safety Boat on request.

What other Training would you like?

Easter Hols

3rd – 6th  April

Cobwebs week 1


Tue 3rd and Wed 4th Volunteers needed to support RYA stage 1&2 course please.

Thur 5th and Fri 6th General sailing and new skills training.


Tue 10th and Wed 11th Volunteers needed to support RYA stage 1&2 course please.

Thur 13th and Fri 14th Race training

More details to be announced soon.


10th–13th  April Cobwebs week 2
 17 th April onwards Evening sailing Begins  Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday  5/5.30pm till 20.30

general sailing & training (race training/racing on Thursday TBC)

Please confirm which evening you would like to sail/volunteer.

18th, 19th and 20th May NSSA Inland Championships at Draycote Draycote, Oxfordshire. As usual we will be camping. We leave on Friday afternoon and return Sunday evening. We can only take limited numbers. Please book early.
We will be taking power boats as well, as Volunteer staff to man the boats will be needed.
During  May RYA Push the Boat Out Event


National sailing promotion week. Open event with MBC and Plymouth University to get more people sailing with the club. More details to follow but volunteers needed to support a number of weekend events.
Whitsun Bank Holiday

28th  May

More details to follow.
29th May to 1st June Half  Term sailing 3 days of sailing, details to be arranged.
 9th June RNLI  Yealm Passage Race RNLI River Yealm Passage Race Sat 9th June

Sail from Jennycliff bay to Newton Ferres, then sail back in the evening usually late. Double-handed boats only. Members need to enter themselves on the YYC web site, if they wish to go, before the day of the race. This is always a great event to take part in. PYS will be running the safety as usual.

16th & 17th June PPSA Regatta


PYS Summer Regatta

The PPSA regatta with a focus on Youth Sailing. This event is open to young people from other clubs as well as ours. We are hoping to combine our event with the PPSA this year and are looking at a possible turn out of over 30 boats. Dinghies available from the club.

A number of volunteers will also be required to support our young people and safety cover .

22nd to 24th June D- Zero Class National Championships PYS are the host club and will be running the whole event. There are likely to be 50 boats We will need Beach Masters, Committee Boat crew, Mark Layers and 10 safety boat crew. Please put this date in your diary as we will need lots of help.
24th June

Entry open 1st March

Eddystone Charity pursuit event This is a yacht pursuit event. The aim is to raise money for the club. There is a prize fund that if we sail well or raise a lot of sponsorship adds to our money raised. We are looking for people with boats to sail for us. Check the web www.eddystonepursuit.com
 30th June Armed Forces Weekend Experienced Safety Boat operators support will be required on the day.
21st to 27th July Laser National Championships PYS are very proud to be the host club for this Major Olympic class and will be running the whole event. There could be in excess of 150 entries from across the UK and abroad. It will be a significant challenge for us and we will need Beach Masters, shore helpers, Committee Boat crew, Mark Layers and more than   20 safety boat crew. Please put this date in your diary as we will need lots of help.
1st to 31st August Summer Holiday Sailing We will be running a number of activity days throughout the hols

We are hoping to run a camping residential during the summer hols so please keep an eye out for further details.

Sail with a friend or family days being planned.

 11th Sept – Oct half term Evening sailing  Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday evenings, general sailing & training.


5th-7th  Oct  NSSA team Racing  Venue to be confirmed. We leave on the Friday afternoon, arrive home late Sunday night.  We can take 9 young people.
23rd-29th Oct Half term Sailing programme to be arranged
24th Oct PYS winter regatta Our Annual winter regatta. This is a one day regatta, on 24th. We will run a training day on Tuesday 23rd
21st Oct. Sunday sailing  Sunday morning sailing and training begins