Elton Juniors meet on Thursday nights from Easter to the end of Summer.

Junior Nights allow children to develop a love of sailing! The sailors are divided into groups; Beginners up to RYA youth stage 2, Intermediate – RYA stage 3 & 4 and Advanced (Race Training). The beginner syllabus focus will be on the 5 essentials. The Intermediate syllabus will develop use of the 5 essentials and introduce racing and the advanced will include race training, improving tacking & gybing, correct hiking, kiting etc. All sailors will also get experience in double handed boats and develop their seamanship skills.

Sailors should be a minimum of 8 years old, able to swim 50 m and confident being in the water.

All participants must be members of Elton Sailing Club and be accompanied by a Parent / Guardian at all times.

For further information please contact our Junior or Training Sections.


Once Juniors have learnt to sail they can race along side the main club racing on Sundays; there are Junior prizes for all series. We also hold a Junior Trophy Day & ‘Junior Sailor Of The Year’ award.

Many of our current Juniors compete at Regional and National Level. In addition 2 of our Topper Sailors competed at the Topper World Championships on Lake Garda in 2022.

Elton Juniors also won the NW RYA Development Trophy at the Regional Junior Championships in 2022.


Elton Junior socials play a big part in the calendar both for sailors and parents!

The main event is the Junior Weekend Away for the Regional Junior Championships; this involves sailing away usually in the Lake District, camping and lots of fun.

Over the Winter when we can’t sail we meet up for Theory and Games Nights and trips out to Laser Quest, Climbing and Bowling.

I started sailing when I was seven years old. When I first started I was nervous and a bit worried. I didn’t know if I was going to like it, but I really enjoyed it.

I went out for my very first session for level one run by Mike Seger and the OnBoard team and I made a few friends. On the first day we went out and had some fun but also learnt lots. 

I was a bit unsure what to do at the beginning, then I quickly gained confidence, so I started to compete with the adults and juniors in races. I now race every Wednesday and Sunday as well as practicing and having a laugh on a Saturday. 

I love sailing because I’m in control of everything such as going fast, hiking out and getting around the course, competing against people and most importantly because it’s fun.

Now I’m nine, I compete against other juniors in competitions at other clubs in the North West.

I think you should start sailing because it’s amazing and you make lots of new friends. 


Topper Sailor

I began sailing when I was about six in an Optimist. Since then I have sailed a Topper and competed at Regional, National and even International competitions.

I currently sail double handed boats, I am on the North Feva Squad and also sail a 29er!

I really enjoy sailing because I get to travel around the country and compete in lots of different events like Team Racing and Match Racing. It’s a great way to make new friends.


Feva & 29er Sailor

I started sailing when I was 8 in an Optimist, since then I have completed my Stage 1 and my Stage 2. I have progressed to a Topper and really look forward to Thursday evenings with my friends at the Junior Training. I have been sailing for a year now, the people there are really nice and the instructors are great.