Hunts Sailing Club, located at St Ives, close to Huntingdon, Cambridge, and Peterborough in NW Cambridgeshire, provides class racing for Solo, Enterprise, Phantom, and Laser Class dinghies, as well as an all comers handicap. We are a very family oriented club, with youth sail training, and several multi-generation families, with father vs son, daughter and wives competition in and across classes! More details on the above, under the "Sailing" heading. Please have a look round our web site, and come and visit us for real one day!
This fun course is aimed at helping our under 14 years old sailors get ready to enjoy racing in events such as club races, the Youth League and CSYSA events.
As well as polishing those basic sailing skills the course will cover:
Places are limited, and those with little or no racing experience will be given first priority. To take part you must be able to rig and launch your own boat with minimal assistance, not be worried about capsizing, be able to sail an upwind course with reasonable efficiency.
5th - 7th April, £25 per day plus any boat hire.
It can still be very cold in April, so sailors must have well fitting, full wetsuits, or dry suits. We do reserve the right to cancel if the weather is very poor. If we can find parent volunteers to cook then we will aim to provide a hot lunch for a minimal extra cost.
Single or double handers may be used, and club boats are available to hire at the usual rates.
Date: 3rd & 4th April + a day 'on the job'.
Cost: free to those committed to volunteering within the club.
This course is aimed at those members keen to become involved in helping with the club's sailing courses and activities, possibly with a view to becoming a Dinghy Instructor.
The course involves learning to sail the club-owned training boats according to the RYA Method, and learning how to pass those skills on to students on RYA beginner courses. The course combines plenty of on the water activity with some shore based sessions, including looking at the club and RYA learn to sail schemes, how people learn, and how to communicate your skills to others. After two days of formal training you must also undertake a day of work experience, ideally on the Get Ready to Race course (5, 6, 7 April).
To take part you should be aged 14 or over, with adults especially welcome, and have a good level of personal sailing ability, ideally to the standard of any of the RYA Advanced Modules, and as a minimum Stage 4 / Level 3. You do not need any other qualifications, just plenty of enthusiasm and a willingness to help. In return for your free training you are expected to be available to assist on club courses and activities.
The Autumn 2016 edition of the Club newsletter has now been sent out.
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