Youth sailing

DYC/CHD are proud to be continuing a Youth sail training programme.

Every year we run our Topper week taking place in August, Our new generation of sailors enjoyed racing with full safety support. In the evenings we held a host of family friendly social events. 2023 saw 28 Toppers sailors on the water can 2024 beat that ?



Dovey Yacht Club (DYC/CHD) is committed to encouraging as many young people as possible to start sailing.We offer Youth Sail Training in all school holidays, Storm Chasers a subsided intiative to increase local partcipation on the water and formal RYA Training.
We have a large number of club boats that junior members can use, and we provide in-house coaching to beginner sailors. We have a growing youth fleet, a proportion of whom regularly participate in club races, and some that have been very successful at a national/international level.

Key Youth Sailing Events

Youths aged 9 or over are invited to participate in a two day beginners sailing course,to be held during the holidays or at weekends. Dates and online booking can be found on our training pages or contact for more details.
There are Youth handicap races held throughout the season and many trophies to be held in August,Topper Week is the most popular junior event on the racing calendar. Open to sailors of all abilities,
Topper Week, held August introduces very inexperienced sailors to racing, as well as  providing our Youth sailing "veterans" with some great competitive sailing.

Our Youth sailors are very friendly and are always ready to give help and advice to new members, so come along and join in the fun!


A full program of events every year