The Junior Committee (JC) members are Salterns members normally aged 12 (year 8) and over who have volunteered to take responsibility for running the club. This is a big commitment but an important one. Children learn best when copying other sailors so these committee members are the best people to help young skippers to learn and enjoy sailing.
Most club session have a member of the JC on duty who will help budding sailors with any questions, take them for rides in Scows, show them how to rig the boats or help them learn to sail other boats.
Most of the Junior Committee members learned to sail at Salterns themselves and have been members since they were 6 or 7 or even came here as babies with their older siblings so know just what a child will need to help them progress.
Many of the Junior Committee take their sailing outside Salterns and participate in local and national events. Between them they have enormous talent and a wealth of information. Please do ask!
"Welcome to Salterns Sailing Club! I'm thrilled to be your Commodore for 2019. The Junior Committee and I are organising some really fun events and hope that as many members as possible will enjoy taking part.
I've been sailing at Salterns since I was six. I enjoyed it to start with, then for a year I decided dancing and drama were better, and didn't want to go anywhere near a boat! Nowadays I still love dance, but I also love sailing, especially racing my Laser 4.7. Salterns is a magical place and I still really enjoy catching the breeze out in a Moth on Eight Acre Pond. I also love helping our younger sailors to feel more confident out on the water - I remember and appreciate the efforts of previous JC members with me when I was younger.
The JC and I aim to make 2019 a year to remember - as much socially as competitively. This year will also be the 21st Sail-a-thon for Children in Need - let's raise as much as we can for children who are not as fortunate as us.
I look forward to meeting our new members at the and catching up with existing members soon."
Commodore for 2019
Junior Committee 2019
Commodore: Freya Baddeley
Vice Commodores: Violet Edwards and Jack Mans
Rear Commodores Sailing: Ollie Baddeley and Sammy Griffiths
Junior Committee Members: Albert Barber, Madelaine Curry, Marcus Edwards, Ella Lightbody, Emily McStay, Lola Mourdant, Emily Pepin, Olivia Russell, Harry Stembridge, Jack Stewart, Anna Tunney, Tom Wharmby.
Anyone wishing to join the JC should speak to one of the JC first to find out what it is about and then contact the Junior Liaison Officer to ask for an application form. This needs to be returned by end of October each year. There is a limit to the number who can be on the JC and the minimum age is normally 12 (year 8).