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.
Young people under the age of 16 are encouraged to join in the on shore programme and will require parental or teaching staff supervision when on the water.
The Academy programme
The academy provides young people with all year round mentoring 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 will have full use of the clubhouse until the age of 26. At the age of 26 academy members automatically become Junior 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 – Day skipper, competent crew and Yacht master including Ocean Yachtmaster.
- Snooker room
- Full use of the club bar and restaurant
- Mentoring programmes
- Crewing opportunities
- Dedicated social programme
It is expected that Academy members will be able to apply for funding from the Royal Temple Trust Fund in order to attend promote their on water experience and the full conditions of funding will be explained to all Academy members.
Our target for membership is limited to 100 members in 2013 in our second year.
Schools already involved in the Academy include the following:
- Chatham House and Clarenden Grammar School Federation
- Marlowe Academy
- Dane Court Grammer School
- St George’s C of E Foundation School