Enter a world of excitement and exploration at the SBYC! Our Junior programme is tailored for youth ages 7 to 18, providing the perfect platform to learn the art of sailing while building valuable life skills in a safe and family-centred environment.
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Professional Training

Learn to sail with confidence. Our trained instructors ensure safety while you discover the fun of social or competitive sailing with our Optimist and Mirror dinghies.
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The Optimist

Designed for ages 8 to 17, excellent for learning and exploring sailing skills.
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The Mirror

A versatile two-person dinghy suitable for all ages, building skills and creating enjoyable and family-friendly sailing experiences.
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Racing Thrills

Feel the excitement of dinghy racing, improving your sailing and boat skills no matter your experience level. When you’re ready, you’ll have opportunities to take part in national and international sailing competitions!
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Boat Rental

Rent a boat and start your sailing adventure hassle-free! No need to own your own boat – simply rent and dive into the sailing world, exploring the seas at yourown pace.
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Clubhouse Amenities

Our dedicated clubhouse isa special spot where young sailors can bond, learn, and make friends. The Yacht Club is a place for families to gather, socialise, and enjoythe beauty of Saldanha Bay together.

There are 6 levels of competition

1. Weekly sailing at SBYC. Represent SBYC at: 2. Inter school sports, 3. Inter club challenges, 4. Provincial Championships, 5. National Championships and 6. World Championships.

SBYC - very much a Family Club!

Nestled along the picturesque shores of Saldanha Bay, our club stands as a beacon for sailing enthusiasts of all ages. With a rich legacy spanning decades, we offer a vibrant community dedicated to encouraging a love for the sea, sailing excellence, and a spirit of camaraderie. From professional training to thrilling races and family-friendly events, our club invites you to embark on a journey of discovery, learning, and unforgettable experiences on the glistening waters of Saldanha Bay.

Why choose the SBYC Junior Sailing Programme?

With us, your family will discover more than just sailing; it’s a place where your children can learn and thrive. You’ll join a welcoming community passionate about the sea, immersing your family in outdoor adventures, away from screens, and embracing the beauty of nature.

Benefits of Youth Sailing:

Confidence Boost: Sailing helps children master new skills, building confidence as they navigate the waters and handle a boat independently.

Nature Connection: Exploring the waters connects them with nature, teaching about the wind, waves, and the surrounding environment.

Problem-Solving & Creativity: Sailing presents challenges that require quick and creative thinking and problem-solving, enhancing their ability to tackle unexpected situations.

 

Teamwork Development: Working with others on a boat or on the water teaches the importance of communication and cooperation, encouraging teamwork.

Physical Activity: Sailing is a physically engaging activity that enhances coordination and strength while enjoying the outdoors.

Character Building: Overcoming challenges on the water cultivates resilience, determination, and adaptability.

Leadership: Taking charge of a boat encourages leadership skills, decision-making, and guiding others.

Confidence Boost: Sailing helps children master new skills, building confidence as they navigate the waters and handle a boat independently.

Nature Connection: Exploring the waters connects them with nature, teaching about the wind, waves, and the surrounding environment.

Problem-Solving & Creativity: Sailing presents challenges that require quick and creative thinking and problem-solving, enhancing their ability to tackle unexpected situations.

Teamwork Development: Working with others on a boat or on the water teaches the importance of communication and cooperation, encouraging teamwork.

Physical Activity: Sailing is a physically engaging activity that enhances coordination and strength while enjoying the outdoors.

Character Building: Overcoming challenges on the water cultivates resilience, determination, and adaptability.

Leadership: Taking charge of a boat encourages leadership skills, decision-making, and guiding others.

Ready to Set Sail?

Enrol today and immerse yourself in a world of adventure, learning, and friendship. Don’t miss the chance to discover the wonders of sailing with us at SBYC Junior Sailing.