The Sailing Committee would is trying to encourage more juniors racing in our regular series races, and are considering a number of ideas to try and encourage more participation.  Some junior specific race training sessions are being planned and a junior start is being added to our series racing for Sundays and Wednesday evenings.

We would like all competitors to look out for juniors racing and encourage them where you can - but most of all avoid any actions that inadvertently might put them off racing.

The change to the series racing will impact the OOD duties - though we recognise that there will not be junior entries for every series race.  The following instructions will be posted in the OOD box.


Read more: Junior Start - Instructions for OODs

SYC Junior Training is not a commercial enterprise. It is staffed by appropriately-qualified volunteers who rely upon the support and cooperation of parents for the smooth and safe running of the Friday sessions.

Parents are responsible for ensuring that:

  • Their child owns and wears suitable clothing including: buoyancy aid, wetsuit, wetsuit boots & gloves, hat and waterproofs.
  • Their child’s boat is: seaworthy, registered with the Club Berth Marshall (whether it is kept at SYC or not) and is insured in accordance with Club rules.
  • Their child abides by the safety rules. (These will be issued at the 1st training session each year)

Parents must remain at the club during the whole session and help with the following activities:

  • Assisting their children in rigging, de-rigging and storage of all club and their own boats.
  • Launching, recovery and storage of safety boats – bring suitable clothing and be prepared to get wet!
  • Launching and recovery of club and junior boats – again bring suitable clothing.
  • Perform two Junior Sailing galley duties and one Junior Sailing bar duty. These duties are in addition to the club duties which form part of the conditions of membership of Starcross Yacht Club.
  • Junior membership depends on parents fulfilling duties such as galley duties, assisting with safety boats, clearing up etc. Failure may lead to exclusion in future years.

There must be a parent or guardian present during all Junior Sailing events. If both parents are absent then a Club member must be nominated as temporary guardian.




All tops will have the embroidered Starcross burgee surrounded by lettering on the front.  
Junior logo is printed on the back.   




Sizes – 5/6yr 28”, 7/8yr 30”, 9/11yr 32”, 12/13yr 34”, 14/15yr 36”
Colours - Light Pink, Light Blue, Red, Grey, Navy, Black 

Small 35”/37” , Medium 38”/40” , Large 41”/43”, Xlarge 44”/46”, XXL 47”/49”
Colours – Black, Navy, Grey, Red 


  • Email Claire (using the contact form) with order details and I'll pass them on, or speak to Hilary on at junior sailing.
  • Other Club branded items are available to order. Please see the poster in the Clubhouse or the Members' Room.


A Topper!

On the back of Ellie Poole's success in the Topper Nationals 2015 I thought that I would let you know that three of the current SYC juniors have been selected for squads.  

William Hellewell, Tilly Gregson and Olivia McKay have been selected for the British Youth Sailing SW Topper Zone Squad 2015/16 with Tilly also being selected for the Topper 4.2 National squad.  There are only 12 (six boys and six girls) selected from the whole of the SW which has recently increased in size to include Poole harbour, so 1/4 are form Starcross!

Training starts in earnest in November at the WPNSA.

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