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Social Sailing

What better way to spend an afternoon or evening than at Sailing and relaxing on and around the mere. Social Sailing is a friendly informal occasion that caters for everyone, allowing time to potter, try out new boats, and to practise skills with the added comfort of Safety Cover. All Club Boats are available for use by Members, with a Beachmaster on duty for help and advice if you need it. Safety Cover is provided.

All we ask is that you have fun, look after the boats and ensure that Club equipment is returned to the correct place when finished with. Any problems or breakages should be reported immediately to the Facilities Team, so that repairs can be put in place (

Afterwards, or before, why not stay for a drink; tea, coffee, squash, or something a little stronger as the bar is open.

Saturday Social Sailing

This friendly and very informal Saturday afternoon activity is held roughly fortnightly from mid April to October. These sessions provide an ideal sailing opportunity for those Club members who like to sail in company, but outside the racing programme. A Beachmaster will be on hand to provide advice and help as needed. A safety boat will be on the water at all times. The Galley and Bar will be open!

Ladies that Launch

Ladies Night! - Welcoming all lady sailors from absolute beginner to experienced sailor, come along and sail to gain confidence, relax, forge friendships and have fun on the water. Normally held on the first and third Monday evenings of the month, during the main sailing season

If you do not want to sail but would like to come along, you are more than welcome. Come and polish your powerboat skills or simply socialise - the more the merrier!

Thursday Night 'Teens & 'Racing' Clubs

The Thursday Night clubs are an opportunity for teenagers with sufficient sailing skills to improve their own sailing skills at their own pace and in the company of their peers. Juniors must be aged 13 or above and have a minimum of an RYA Stage 3 certificate, although younger sailors may be considered (at the discretion of the Training Principal.)

Friendly Friday

What better way to end a summer holiday week than evening sailing, relaxing in the company of family and/or friends at the sailing club. A variety of optional on the water activities, support and informal guidance are available, so that everyone can enjoy themselves and/or develop their sailing skills, with on the eater support available alongside the usual Beachmaster assistanceand Safety Boat cover. The Galley and bar will be open and, weather permitting, the BBQ will be lit.

Buddy Racing

Racing at Redesmere is also a very social activity, so if you want something a little different why not try it. An ideal introduction would be any of the Buddy Racing events in the sailing calendar or the Wednesday evening short pursuit races. Less experienced sailors are very welcome at any race, though, and it's worth noting that every race series has both a Novice and a Junior trophy. For more information on what's involved and some common queries, please check out our 'Try Racing' guide, which can also be downloaded from the Members' Library within the Members' area of the website.

Further details of the Social Sailing programme can be found in the Calendar and in the Members' Library.

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