Optimists, sailed by the under 15’s, are small single-handed dinghies, an RYA Pathway Class and are a popular choice for younger members at RSC. Mirrors are a little larger and are a double-hander (so have both a helm and a crew). They have mainsail, jib and spinnaker. Mirrors are an RYA Recognised Class.

Racing by sailors in both Classes is highly competitive and sailors go out in all weathers.

Junior training takes place on Saturday (Optimists), Sunday mornings & Friday evenings (Mirrors).Click here for more information about junior training.

Other small low performance dinghies such as Toppers or Picos could also race in Slow Handicap, the course is just two laps.