Chew Youth Pathway

The CVLSC Youth and Racing Pathway document has been created to help the club’s parents and youth sailors choose suitable boats and training options to support current and aspirational skill levels.

The guides starting point, is in the bottom left hand corner, with the club’s Chew Crew program.  Chew Crew caters for beginners with a RYA Stage 1&2 formal course, and intermediates with an informal RYA Stage 2 refresh, and content from Stage 3.  The Challenge program within Chew Crew introduces racing, as well as activities from RYA Stage 4, and Advanced modules such as Introduction to Spinnakers, and Seamanship.

Parents (and sailors) often want to know which boat their young sailors should be sailing.  The coloured circles on the diagram seeks to indicate potential options.  Sailors should be in the weight range of the boat, and at the correct skill level, to have the greatest chance of success and, most importantly, fun.  The greatest concentration of coloured circles indicates the most suitable boat for that specific sailor’s combination of skill level and weight.

From Chew Crew sailors can move into racing via the Chew Race Groups, Open and RYA training. If racing is not of interest Assistant Dinghy Instructor courses are available to allow progression and help instruct at Chew Crew.

The blue boxes indicate the Chew Race Groups. These are the supported youth racing classes at Chew, and group coaching is organised by CVLSC.  From there the pathway can take sailors onto the RYA and Class Junior Squads, or on to the Youth Classes either at Chew, or again in the RYA squads.