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Junior Sailing

Beginner and Advanced training on Optimists, Lasers and 420’s

The Gstaad Yacht Club is commited to provide equal opportunities for all children within the sailing sport. Sailing is not a sport of the elite and with regional cooperation the club may continue to establish a framework for repeatedly feasible sailing sports also in the Saanenland.
The Gstaad Yacht  Club offers different opportunities on Optimists, Laser and 420's. Children are introduced to sailing in different ways depending on their level – the club organizes an annual sailing camp as well to heighten the knowledge in different venues. About 10 to 14 training sessions take place from May until October, usually on Lake Thun.
This year the GYC is starting by organising "schnuppertage" (try out) sessions on Lake Arnensee. You may find more information in the button below. We hope to see you and your children there!

During summer the Junior Coach Henrik Jasper teach the basic sailing knowledge in German, English and French.

Try-out/ Schnuppertage Tuesday to Thursday, 8th to 10th August 2023 in the Arnensee  Invitation HERE (German and English)

Please call the GYC office or send an Email in case you need further information.

 Juniors - light wind conditions against a dreamlike backdrop 

At the local level, with respect on distance , hygiene and health the Gstaad Yacht Club organized again this year a junior sailing training in Hilterfingen. From May to September, all 8- to 16-year-olds who wanted to learn to sail could participate. The trainers teach the basics of sailing in German, English and French. On September 27th, the final training took place, the juniors glided over the Thunersee with a wind strength of two Beauforts and had a lot of fun. Several long-time juniors sailed on the Laser 4.7, and were accompanied by several "newcomers" who have returned to the region from the Bahamas. «The trainers are very good for us sailors, speak German and English, so we all come along. Learning to sail through a neighboring yacht club was incredibly motivating. After we had a long break by moving, it was great to sail this summer with the Gstaad Yacht Club», wrote an enthusiastic Henri Mott to the club. The other juniors remained true to the optimist. If your children also want to start a sailing adventure, the organizers are happy if the junior group continues to grow. The Gstaad Yacht Club congratulates its sailors for their achievements and is looking forward to the upcoming season 2021.