The RTYC actively encourage youth sailing with a cadet section (age 10 to 18) with sailing/training on Wednesday evenings throughout the sailing season.
The Cadet section is a vibrant, friendly part of the club. We have over 30 active cadets aged 10 to 18 taking part in club activities.
The club is a registered (RYA) training centre under the auspices of the Tay Sail Training Association. See our Sail Training page for details of all the courses available.
A cadet training and activity week is held during early July. This is a great week of sailing with a mix of training and fun activities. The activities allow cadets to develop confidence on the water while continuing their work towards RYA certificates.
Wednesday Evening Training
Our Wednesday evening sailing sessions run from April to September between 6pm and 9pm with cadets organised into groups for their on the water activities. The club is a registered (RYA) training centre under the auspices of the Tay Sail Training SCIO. This allows us to offer training towards RYA youth sailing scheme certificates.
In autumn and winter, shore-based training continues with short theory sessions between 7 and 7.30pm in the main clubhouse followed by a chance to socialise with the other cadets in the cadet room.
All cadets are welcome to take part in the club’s Go Sailing days where a variety of relaxed sailing activities are organised from downriver cruises, dolphin watching to just going for a wee sail. Go sailing days provide an opportunity to practice skills, develop confidence and get to know other members.
Suggested clothing for dinghy sailing
For those new to sailing, it is important to wear appropriate and warm clothing when on the water. As with most outdoor clothing, staying warm is crucial.
You can view some of the essential kit in this document.
Local Suppliers of Clothing
We have a group of cadets who enjoy racing and take part in racing both at the club and farther afield. A cadet racing series is run throughout the summer, where our cadets compete for several trophies. We host an open youth regatta in August which gives our sailors a chance to experience competing in a competitive regatta. We also encourage participation in the RYA pathway training and racing events across Scotland.
Cadet members are welcome to use the club facilities and take part in other club activities such as the coastal rowing, club racing and regattas.
Training at RTYC
The Royal Tay Yacht Club offers Cadet and Adult training.
For more details click the button below.
The Club’s Child Protection Policy
ensures that young people and vulnerable adults who are taking part in activities at the club are kept safe from harm.