The SOTTs sessions at Slipper are for Junior members who have gained their RYA stage 2, consolidating and building on the experience gained on the millpond. 

SOTTs sessions take place on the open water of the harbour and work towards RYA stages 3 and 4.  Unlike FNOs and SMOs, SOTTs cover a number of different classes including Oppies, Tera’s, Feva’s and Toppers. 

Sessions are tide dependent – please see the 2019 SOTTs programme for timings.

Children are divided into groups based on sailing ability and boat class, and each group has an RYA qualified instructor and assistant.  There is also a nominated beach master and safety patrol boat.  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 having fun, with one of the highlights being 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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