PSBSC has an active and sociable junior scene. Although many juniors are family members, many more do not have sailing parents, but parents are still encouraged to come along and help out. There are many opportunities for junior sailors (typically aged 9 and above) throughout the season. As well as RYA Training courses and regular club nights there are also other race activities as detailed below. Many of the trophies that the juniors are able to race for have long histories, with many excellent sailors having won in the past. Below are some of the highlights for junior sailors:
The Saorsa Trophy
This trophy was introduced in 2011 as PSBSC’s first dedicated junior race series. This takes place during the summer months (outside of regatta) and is open to juniors with at least RYA stage III.
The following races all take place during regatta.
The Fossil Trophy
Donated by Alastair Bremner in 2014, this is a regatta series open to all juniors who have achieved RYA Stage III or above.
This regatta race is open to all juniors who have achieved level 3 or above. If we have more than 6 juniors wishing to take part (i.e. more sailors than boats) we will run the race as 2 heats, followed by a final. Be at the boat shed in good time to sort out boats. (RYA stage III or above)
Boys Cup & Girls Cup
This is an opportunity for juniors to take the helm of a Plockton Local Boat during regatta. In each case, an adult will be onboard as crew, but juniors will take charge of helm and sails. Juniors can either make contact with local boat skippers to arrange to race or the club can help line juniors up with boats.
A fun, traditional end to regatta, racing for a trophy first presented over half a century ago. Junior sailors design their own sail, from a sheet and rig the sail onto local boats and race a short course across the harbour. Details of race entry requirements are in a file which can be viewed or downloaded from the club’s website.
Child Protection Policy
PSBSC has a Child Protection Policy and procedure which are based on the RYA's Child Protection Policy and Guidelines. Anyone who is concerned about a young member's welfare, wheterh outside the sport or within the Club, should immediately inform the Club Welfare Officer in strict confidence. The Club Welfare Officer will follow the RYA procedures.