Easter may seem like a long time off, but for those needing to make holiday plans, here are a couple of things you might not want to miss!
Assistant Instructor Course
8th - 10th April
This year's Assistant Instructor course will be during the Easter holidays on the 8th, 9th and 10th April. Applicants must be good sailors, aged over 14 and most importantly, very keen to help with activities such as Thursdays Afloat, Cadet Week and Boat Camp. Adult applications especially welcome. Places are limited so email me now and let me know if you wish to be considered, even if you think I already know! Just so I can keep my lists up to date!
The course is free but you must be prepared to indicate several sessions when you can help out at club activities. Selection for places is not first come, first served but is based on observed commitment to the club and enthusiasm for the sport. Candidates will be chosen by the clubs' Senior Instructors. To apply, please email
indicating why you would like a place. Parents should NOT apply on behalf of their children! The course is a great starting point for those wishing to go to qualify as a Dinghy Instructor or Race Coach.
14th - 16th April
Cost: £20.00 per day plus boat hire and hot lunch.
Base Camp is the new name for 'Get Ready to Race' and will form the basis for Top Squad activities later on in the spring. It is a 'get together' course for all the club's young sailors who want to race (or are already racing!) in the junior classes such as toppers, oppies, 4.7s and Fevas. Over the three days they will be able to remember how to sail after the long winter break, make new friends for the season ahead, and get a taste of what will be on offer during the Top squad sessions, such as boat handling practice, rigging their boats for racing, sailing round a basic race course. There will also be shore based activities such as rules and tuning, and actual racing for the more experienced.
Junior Course Enrolment and Family Information Evening
Thursday 6th March, 6.30pm, the Clubhouse.
This year we are planning to hold an information and enrolment evening for all junior courses and activites, so you can come along and chat over what is on offer, tell us what you need, and book your places on the courses we have planned. We will also be asking for parents to commit to various duites for activities such as Boat Camp, Cadet Week and Thursdays Afloat. The idea is to come along, bring the family, meet old friends from last year, sign up for what you want to do this year. You will also be able to book by the usual route, but coming to the enrolment evening means you can be sure of getting the right course for your young sailor(s).