Fantastic Sun and Sea and our wonderful coastline and harbour. The Royal Temple Yacht Club is recruiting new members for the youth sailing Academy. Each year we go out to schools, colleges, scouts and sea cadets looking for the next generation of super sailors to be trained on club members’ racing yachts. Racing is on a Sunday and Wednesday evening and a week of racing over Ramsgate week each year.

For new recruits training will be given in safety before they go on the water, then they will join a yacht as crew to be trained in the art of sailing.

If you are between 18 – 25 and think you have an interest in sailing or racing please contact, ring 01843 591766 or contact Nigel on 07966932890 Academy Officer.

This programme is aimed at young adults who are expected to have minimal or no previous on water experience in our geographical area.

Royal Temple Yacht Club aims to provide activities on the water, a social programme and classroom training along with individual mentoring for Academy members. All of the programme activities are targeted at building experience and confidence for members to increase their knowledge and ability on the water.


The Academy programme

The academy provides young people with classroom training in the winter months and the opportunity to crew on members boats in the summer months. Academy members can expect to become proficient sailors and to gain all round experience in all aspects of boat handling, cruising, racing and navigation within the first year.


Academy members

Academy members will have full use of the clubhouse until the age of 25. At the age of 25 Academy members will be encouraged to become Full members of the Royal Temple Yacht Club. Social networking will be encouraged using Twitter and Facebook to promote activities and membership of the Academy. As an Academy member you will be entitled to use any of the following facilities:


  • Navigation courses – Competent Crew, Day Skipper and Yacht master
  • Full use of the club bar and restaurant
  • Mentoring programmes
  • Crewing opportunities
  • Dedicated social programme