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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 is on hand to provide advice and help as needed and a safety boat is on the water at all times. The Galley and Bar are open! As part of the Club's Adult Training Programme, on the first Social Sail of each month, the Club's RYA Training Team also hold a series of skills clinics.

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 Youth Club

Part of the Club's Junior Training Programme, the Thursday Night clubs are an opportunity for teenagers with sufficient sailing skills to improve their own sailing skills at their own pace, in the company of their peers and under the supervision of the Club's RYA Training Team. 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 friends and family 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 water support available alongside the usual Beachmaster assistanceand Safety Boat cover. The Galley and bar is 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. Buddy Racing is an ideal introduction to our racing, where regular racers are encouraged to 'buddy-up' with less experienced racers in the second race on any Sunday - although there are people to help and advise at any time! The Wednesday evening short pursuit races are also a good sociable starting point. Less experienced sailors are very welcome in 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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