Felpham sailing club has a thriving Cadet section with over 90 members enjoying and participating in this excellent and healthy activity.

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The aim of the Cadet section is twofold; firstly to enable children and young people to experience the thrill and fun of sailing in a safe and friendly environment and secondly to develop talent and bring on a competitive racing fleet.

The Cadets range from 8 to 18 and we expect our older Cadets to take some responsibility for and look after the younger ones.

You will find the club has a very friendly, community feel. We have young people from many of the local schools and from much further afield.

These sessions predominantly take part on Friday evenings from 4:45-9.00pm, followed by a hot meal and some social time. We actively encourage parent participation. These sessions are split into two groups;

The Training Group

Training_Group_2015This group focusses on learning the sport of Sailing under the guidance of RYA Instructors and Senior Instructors. Some of these Instructors are the older Cadets themselves who have qualified to take groups on the water. The ability of this group ranges from complete beginners to quite experienced sailors who want to focus on developing their skills or want to progress to Instructor level. Club boats are usually available to use and the cadets will be carefully grouped to ensure they are safe and have fun. These sessions comprise of skill based activities, free sailing and mini games and races.

The Racing Group

performance_2015This group comprises of the more experienced sailors and these follow a carefully designed race program thorough the season. They are overseen by an experienced group of keen adult racers who pass on tips and techniques throughout the sessions. Many of these sailors have come through the training group and now are very skilled and competitive racers. Many of the training group join in the racing when the conditions are fine. Many of these sailors have their own boats but the club does have RS Fevas that can sometimes be used for these sessions. The club has an excellent racing record and we have been winners of the West Sussex Schools Sailing trophy for four out of the last five years. Many of these sailors regularly race at the weekends with the adults and do very well.

Other opportunities open to Cadets

Felpham Sailing Club Performance Squad

LaserEPS_2015This is open by invitation to our youth sailors who have been identified as having the potential to progress towards a high skill level. This squad has allocated training days run by RYA coaches and organised fleet sailing events throughout the South of England.

Skill Saturdays

The club offers more sailing on Saturdays for the Cadets and their families with a carefully designed Skills based approach to sailing on Saturday afternoons. These sessions are designed to encourage family sailing and club boats may be hired.

Youth Regatta

We run a very popular Regatta of racing and training in the summer holidays. This is always a fun and well attended week.


Here is the current planned calendar for youth events at Felpham Sailing Club.

DateTimeEventHighwaterHeight (m)
Fri 7 Apr17:00Youth Sailing - Sign on evening09:304.7
Fri 21 Apr16:45CANCELLED - Youth Sailing - first sailing evening (starts on 28th)20:104.4
Fri 28 Apr16:45Youth Sailing - first sailing evening13:206.0
Fri 5 May16:45Youth Sailing08:004.4
Fri 12 May16:45Youth Sailing13:105.4
Fri 19 May16:45Youth Sailing18:104.4
Fri 26 May16:45Youth Sailing12:205.9
Fri 2 Jun16:45Youth Sailing18:504.8
Fri 9 Jun16:45Youth Sailing12:105.5
Fri 16 Jun16:45Youth Sailing16:304.9
Fri 23 Jun16:45Youth Sailing11:105.6
Fri 30 Jun16:45Youth Sailing17:105.1
Sat 1 Jul11:00South East Topper Traveller18:004.9
Sat 1 Jul11:00WSSYSA Topper Open (at Felpham SC)18:004.9
Fri 7 Jul16:45**CANCELLED** Youth Sailing11:105.0
Fri 14 Jul16:45Youth Sailing15:205.3
Sat 15 Jul09:30 - 16:30Team Felpham Youth Squad16:105.2
Fri 21 Jul16:45Youth Sailing10:005.2
Fri 28 Jul16:45Youth Sailing15:505.6
Fri 4 Aug16:45Youth Sailing09:504.6
Fri 11 Aug16:45Youth Sailing14:205.6
Wed 16 Aug09:30 - 16:30Felpham Youth Regatta18:504.7
Thu 17 Aug09:30 - 16:30Felpham Youth Regatta20:104.8
Fri 18 Aug09:30 - 16:30Felpham Youth Regatta08:504.8
Sat 19 Aug09:30 - 16:30Felpham Youth Regatta10:005.1
Fri 25 Aug16:45Youth Sailing14:405.8
Fri 1 Sep16:45Youth Sailing08:104.2
Fri 20 Oct18:00Youth Prize Giving (note change of date)
Fri 27 Oct09:30-14:00October Youth Regatta Day16:304.4