“Toppers’ is our club section for our younger members and starts during mid-May and continues till the middle of September and runs on Friday nights between 1800 and 2000 hours .
The Toppers Club has a range of activities available including sit-on kayaking and sailing in Toppers [see what we did there!?!], 3 Bosun sailing dinghies and some paddle boards . Parents must remain at the Club during the session to help keep an eye on their children whilst in the water and in the Club. Following the activities the young people have the opportunity to shower off and have refreshments to round off the evening.
All participants are required to wear lifejackets or buoyancy aids during the sessions and parents are encouraged to take part and assist in the activities.
We focus on the basics of being on the sea with sit-on kayaking and sailing being popular. We also have the Toppers out and once one or two have mastered them they usually become the seasons favourite, with those who have not yet learnt to sail them being taken out by those that have. We also use the Club’s Bosuns to take out small parties who have the opportunity to take charge of the ropes under supervision.
At the end of the season there is the Toppers American Supper