Firstly, please help me welcome Adrian Johnson as our new training principal. I am very grateful to Adrian for taking on the role and I am sure he will be a fantastic asset to the team this season.
There are lots of training opportunities available to you throughout the 2017 season. We organise a variety of on the water and off the water courses recognised by the RYA and encourage you to take part in any or all that interest you. There is a ‘Training’ section on the notice board in the clubhouse where you can find the dates for courses and sign up for them.
The small charge asked for each course covers the cost of books and certificates which are provided. 2017 could be your year to learn a bit about first aid or develop your sailing skills.
I have made some ‘skills boards’ which are on display in the clubhouse, these should help clarify the next steps for learning new techniques and follow the RYA syllabus.
All of our instructors are qualified to teach sailing, some of them can also teach powerboating! Our photographs are all displayed along with our names in the clubhouse beside the galley hatch, put a name to a face and ask us when we are free to help you. Perhaps you want to learn to dry capsize… perfect chance to get someone to do a demo, they might even fall in if it goes pear-shaped!
Member Boat Hire
The club have recently updated the fleet which are available to members to use.
There are details about what you need to do on the notice board in the clubhouse. A small fee to cover maintenance ensures the boats are up to good standard throughout the season.
We hope they will be used for a variety of reasons, it could let you get the whole family on the water at the same time (perhaps take advantage of this in the Super Series events) or try out a boat to see if it suits you.
If you have any questions about hiring ask a member of the committee, Adrian or myself for help.
Chief Sailing Instructor