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Harp Young Sailors

Harp Young Sailors (HYS) operates as a collaboration between the two sailing clubs on the Welsh Harp: Wembley Sailing Club and Welsh Harp Sailing Club. 

HYS run training sessions for children and teenagers aged 8-18 every other Sunday afternoon between April and October, as well as providing week long and weekend beginners' or RYA courses during school holidays. Between the clubs we have Oppies, Toppers, Lasers and Picos available to suit all ages and experience.

With a varied and vibrant selection of volunteers and instructors we aim to provide fun and productive training, incorporating games, racing and afternoon tea into our Sunday sessions. In combination with training we run a series of races throughout the Sundays and are open to complete beginners one Sunday a month.

We also organise the annual Welsh Harp Sailing Association (WHSA) Youth Regatta which forms part of the London Youth Traveller Circuit and have a growing relationship with the local councils to provide progression for our young sailors to the London Youth Games and further.
Interested? Check out the opportunities via our website: www.harpyoungsailors.co.uk or join the conversion on Facebook and Twitter or come and visit us at the reservoir!


Please arrive for rigging from 1pm allowing time for you and your children to change and rig your boat before the session briefing at 2pm. All children wishing to sail must be present at the briefing to be informed of the afternoon’s activities. Helpers will be on hand to assist with rigging and instructors will help beginner sailors rig their boats as part of the training.

  HYS Safety  

Parents/guardians must attend the HYS organised activities with their child, unless they have made arrangements with another responsible adult. They must remain nearby on WHSA premises, within sight of and responsible at all times for the child in their care. Where children are left in the care of a responsible adult, parents are required to leave full contact details and must be contactable at all times. Parents will also be asked to provide the full details of an alternative contact in case of an emergency. Children must be signed in and out before and after each session, and the adult responsible for that day must put his/her name alongside the child's. Children must wear buoyancy aids at all times which are supplied by the club. Parents or Guardians must remain within the vicinity of the pontoons in order to take charge of their children when they come ashore. Safety boat cover is provided whilst children are on the water.

  How to apply  

To ensure we have sufficient instructors, before each training session please contact Jack Talboys, HYS Sailing Officer (0752 5097 276, info@harpyoungsailors.co.uk) to let us know that you will be attending.

Each child must be a junior or family member of one of the constituent clubs, WSC or WHSC and at least one parent must be a full, family or social member of one of the clubs. 

The HYS membership fee is £25 membership with £10 per session attended.

  Want to help?  

HYS is a volunteer organisation and we rely on parents to help. If you would like to get involved with boat rigging, helping on the rescue boat or with the catering then please email us.