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
Cruises to the Folly Inn, Medina River
May 19 all-day
Spring Series
May 19 @ 10:30 – 12:30
Sunday Youth
May 19 @ 13:30 – 16:30
Adult Training 2019
May 19 @ 13:45 – 16:30
Sunday afternoon casual sailing
May 19 @ 14:00 – 17:00

Sunday afternoons are a great time to go for a leisurely sail – there is no racing to worry about and there is a club Support Boat on duty in case of mishaps. We hope this will appeal particularly both to members who have joined the club recently and also to established members who have perhaps lost the habit of visiting the club regularly and are therefore not getting value from their membership.
As we have discovered from the weekday sailing initiative, we believe it will also be a great opportunity for participants to get know other members and possibly forge sailing partnerships.

Each week, we will have a couple of experienced members on hand to guide and assist. We envisage the programme will be something like:

1.00– 2.00 pm Meet up in clubhouse for lunch (optional).
2.00-3.30 pm Go sailing
3:30-4:00 pm Come off the water and retire to the clubhouse for tea and cake before heading home,
spiritually refreshed and ready to face the week ahead.
Membership Committee
May 21 @ 19:30 – 22:00
Wednesday afternoon casual sailing
May 22 @ 13:00 – 17:00

For those who prefer to sail informally rather than race, casual sailing recommences on Wednesday and Sunday afternoons from 3 April.
Open to all levels of experience we are a welcoming & friendly group who meet on Wednesday and Sunday afternoons to enjoy Weir Wood reservoir sailing.
On Wednesdays we meet at clubhouse at 1.00pm, tea & biscuits are provided but bring your own packed lunch. We wander down & rig at 2.00pm and sail until about 4.00pm, more tea & biscuits after.
Donation of £1.00 per person towards biscuits and petrol etc. A support boat will be on the water during sailing.
Sunday from 2.00pm onwards. No donation as the galley will be open for refreshments.

Wednesday Evening Series 1
May 22 @ 19:00 – 21:00
Race Coaching Course
May 25 @ 09:00 – 17:00
Optimist Club
May 25 @ 13:30 – 16:30
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