Friday Night Oppies is a thriving, busy and very enthusiastic part of Slipper with around 60 children ranging in ages from 4-11 sailing from April to October on the millpond.

Sessions run from 6pm on Friday nights (finish times are weather dependent).

The aim of these sessions is to teach junior members of any sailing ability or experience to RYA stages 1 and 2.   Children are divided into groups based on sailing ability and each group has an RYA qualified instructor and assistant.  As the sessions are weather and water dependent, some of the sessions are land-based but instructors aim to make these as fun and enjoyable as possible.

The emphasis of all the sailing we do is to learn while having fun, with plenty of games on the millpond. One of the highlights of the season is our annual Oppie camp at Cobnor which is a weekend of camping and sailing with a BBQ and campfire.

Vicky Brindley

Honorary Junior Coordinator

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