The Dodd squad is the Junior arm of the sailing club. It is run by the Junior Committee, who decides what sailing and social activities they would like.
The Junior Organiser is Catherine Bellamy. Her mobile number is 07880 256289 and e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org.
In 2017 the Dodd Squad will meet on these Sunday mornings from 11:00 to 13:30
June 4, 11, 18 & 25
July 2, 9, & 16
September 3,10,17 & 24
During the season, the club training team will again be running the RYA Junior training courses, so if you are new to sailing and would like to gain a recognised RYA qualification, contact Steve Lewis on 07836 379856. RYA courses are often over subscribed so book early to avoid disappointment.
If you want to improve your skills, come along to the Dodd squad and let us know what you want to achieve. In the past Juniors have used it to improve the skills they gained on the RYA course, learn how to race, to complete their RYA stage 3 & 4 qualifications or just to have fun with their friends.
In addition to the Club training and Junior coaching teams, we invite RYA coaches to the club, to assist your development and host RYA open training days, which you can attend- see the Dodd Squad programme.
New to sailing and do not have your own boat yet? Then take advantage of the Pico Junior Loan Scheme, which allows you (providing you have the RYA stage 2 qualification) to hire a Pico, while you look for a boat of your own. For further details click on the link. Boat Loan
Any juniors interested in racing? If so the Club offers ‘Juniors only’ race training and events as part of the Junior Sailing Club (Dodd squad) and via the Club sailing programme. (Events include the Junior Pursuit Trophy, New Helms and the North West Junior Topper Traveller. ) See the club handbook and Dodd Squad programme for further details.
These events offer you the opportunity to come along and race locally against your friends with a safety boat on hand.
Been there and done that? Why not try the Junior North-West Travellers at different sailing clubs throughout the region, if you want a new challenge.
Junior social events
Keep an eye on the Junior notice Board and your e-mail for details of the next social event in the Junior Programme.