Category Archives: Saturday Youth

RYA Improvers and Advanced

 Seamanship SkillsDay SailingSailing with SpinnakersPerformance Sailing
How to handle a boat in all circumstances and solve problems afloatPassage planning and decision making for small boat cruisingEverything you need to know about sailing with conventional or asymmetric spinnakersImprove your boat handling and confidence in performance dinghies
Assumed knowledgeSailing skills to the standard of the Stage 3 or 4 of the Youth Sailing SchemeSkills and background knowledge to at least the standard of Stage 3 or 4 of the Youth Sailing SchemeSailing and background knowledge to the standard of the Stage 3 or 4 of the Youth Sailing SchemeCompetent boat handling - probably at least one full season after completing Stage 3 or 4 of the Youth Sailing Scheme
Course contentLaunching and recovering the boat in different circumstances, stopping, reducing sail, recovering a man overboard, anchoringPreparing and planning for a day cruise, pilotage and decision making including adverse conditionsHow to rig the boat, gybe and recover one type of spinnaker, either conventional or asymmetric. How to sail the best possible course downwindCoaching to improve your sailing, primarily in two person boats with spinnakers
2000 Skills Session
Mar 23 @ 13:30 – 16:00
Fast and Furious
Mar 24 @ 10:30 – 13:00

Fast & Furious objective is to sharpen up racing skills, with an emphasis on fun, skill sharing and keeping the fleet together for more interaction on the water.

The revised start sequence for F&F race days in January February and March 2019 will be as follows-

  • A 45 minute Series race will be run starting at 10:30 hrs   This will use the normal  3 minute sequence for Slow, Fast and Laser Fleets.
  • At 11:30 hrs (approx) will be the first F&F race start .
  • It is anticipated that up to five races will be held with the final race finishing at about 13:00 hrs.
  • The Slow and Fast handicap fleets will start together followed by the Laser fleet
  • The proposed start/flag sequence will  use the current 1 minute between signals  as follows-

Warning Signal- Handicap flag Yellow with a  Black ‘H’- Laser flag White with Red Laser logo- both raised

1 minute signal- ‘P’ flag raised

2 minute signal- One minute to Handicap/ Two minutes to Laser Start – ‘P’ flag lowered

3 minute signal- Handicap start- Yellow Handicap flag lowered

4 minute signal- Laser start- White/Red Laser flag lowered.

NOTE- The Laser fleet start 1 minute AFTER the combined Handicap fleets, this reduces the overall sequence to 4 minutes-

SI Course
Mar 30 @ 09:00 – 18:00
Blast-off Brunch!
Mar 30 @ 10:00 – 14:30

Saturday 30 March – Join us for a Blast-off Brunch! Come down to the Club early this year to clean off the winter grime and apply your 2019 boat stickers! Full English breakfast served from 10.00 (Vegetarian option). High pressure boat cleaner available, tidy up your boat park space. Non-boat-owners welcome to help clean and rig club hire boats for a sail in the afternoon. Rigging help and boat maintenance advice offered. Please indicate your interest to attend by email to by 24 March.

SI Course
Mar 31 @ 09:00 – 18:00
Membership Committee
Apr 2 @ 19:30 – 22:00
SI Course
Apr 6 @ 09:00 – 18:00
Club Championship
Apr 7 all-day
RYA Powerboat 2 Course
Apr 7 @ 09:00 – 17:00
SI Course
Apr 7 @ 09:00 – 18:00
Ability after courseAble to handle a wide range of situations afloatAble to plan and execute a cruise, depending on conditionsAble to use one type of spinnaker, conventional or asymmetricAble to sail faster and more efficiently in all conditions