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Adult Training

Sail Training

Adult training is available at various times during the year covering RYA National Sailing Scheme Levels 1, 2, 3 and Progressive Skills. There are three separate courses; two courses each run over two full Saturdays and the third, a series of skill sclinics, held on the first Saturday Social Sail of each month. Please only book onto a course if you can attend all sessions. Novice adults are generally taught in the Club's double-handed Club GP14's, with one RYA qualified instructor allocated to two candidates, subject to availability. More experienced sailors may be taught in other boats, depending on ability and availability.

Further information on the Adult Sailing course syllabii is available from the RYA's Sail Training Page.

Race Training

Race training is aimed at adults and juniors who want to begin racing and/or want to improve their racing skills. You should be a competent sailor who has the sailing skills equivalent to an RYA National Sailing Scheme Level 2 certificate, or RYA Youth Sailing Scheme Stage 3 certificate, (you need not have taken an RYA course). Adults will generally race in the Club GP14's, Juniors will use their own boat or a Club Topper. Training is on ten Sunday mornings from April to June and consists of both theory sessions and practical exercises on the water. The RYA National Sailing Scheme 'Start Racing' certificate may be awarded if candidates have met the required standard. Please note that Juniors should be aged 12 and above for this course (younger sailors may be accepted at the discretion of the Club Racing Coach).

Further information on the Racing course syllabii is available from the RYA's Race Training Page.

OD Briefing

This half-day session takes the form of an informal briefing by one of the Club's most experienced Officer of the Day (OD) for all ODs, aspiring ODs, and Assistant Officers of the Day (AOD) who wish to do a better job. This is an invaluable introduction and refresher on what to expect as OD and how to manage a day's racing stress-free and effectively.

Further details of courses and the application process are available under Training Programme & Course Application and in the Club's Training Calendar.

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