Our training centre usually runs two training courses a year, training to RYA Level 1 and Level 2 standard, held over 5 Saturdays, one course in May - June, and one in September - October.
As a small club, our courses are limited to 12-15 places maximum, including juniors, to keep a good instructor to student ratio of 3-1 or 4-1.
We are running two courses this year, a Spring/Summer one running from 21/4/2012 to 26/5/2012 for 5 Saturdays (missing 12th May), and then an Autumn Course, running from Level 1 Friday-Sunday 17-19 Aug
Level 2 Friday-Sunday 31 Aug-2 Sep.
Places are filling fast for the Spring course, so if you'd like to get on it, please contact David Harris on 01902 341754.
The cost for a five-day training course place will be £95 (85 for club members). If courses are over-subscribed, places will be allocated in the order in which applications are received. Club members may receive a reduced cost.
Boats and Equipment
For instructing, we use Wayfarer, Enterprise, Gull and Topper dinghies, with each boat usually having a crew of two or three together with an instructor, apart from the toppers which are one-person boats used towards the end of the course to build confidence. Bouyancy aids will be supplied, and are mandatory; protective helmets can also be supplied if necessary. Footwear should be soft-soled, non-slip, and should be supplied by the trainee, and also clothing suitable for the weather conditions at the time should be worn. A capsize recovery will be required at some point during the course.
Learning to sail should be a fun experience, therefore in conditions of excessively strong winds or where there is no wind at all, or in persistent heavy rain we will carry out land based sessions.
Capsizing is part of sailing - it will happen at some point! A capsize recovery will be required at some point during the course, however our safety boat will always be on hand during the course to help. That is, if you are in the small area of the lake where it isn't shallow enough to stand up in!