If you are new to this or not sure, just turn up. There are always lots of people willing to help you get started.
Optional trip to the pub afterwards.
Summer Holidays End
It's the Commodore's Cup racing day!
Race starts at 12.30, 1.30PM and 2.30PM at the discretion of the Duty Officer of the day.
Each race lasts approximately 30 minutes.
A fantastic opportunity to go sailing in the Lake District.
We're teaming up with the Ullswater Yacht Club to provide weekend camping on the banks of Ullswater at Pooley Bridge and two days of great sailing on this seven-mile lake.
There will be plenty of social sailing, the odd race and a BBQ on Saturday night. Arrive from mid-afternoon on the Friday and leave by Sunday tea-time.
Members should aim to take their own boat(s) to the lake. However we try and take a few club boats too.
There may be the possibility of extending your stay by another night for a nominal fee. If you are interested in this option, please indicate when registering.
Please note that the total price is made-up of a base fee (for the use of the club's facilities) plus a camping fee plus an optional BBQ. This will be totted up when you register and select your options.
Relaxed Sunday Racing
Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.
This is a residential event for 7 to 16 year olds and runs from 3pm Sunday 13th August to 3pm Friday 18th August 2017.
The aim of junior week is to provide an opportunity for children to enjoy sailing and related activities with other young people in the form of a residential event.
The event is suitable for complete beginners and experienced sailors (RYA Level 4 and beyond) alike.
Whilst every effort is made to offer your child progression through the RYA syllabus, certification is not the primary focus of the event.
The juniors will be in teams and duties will take place. They will not be arduous but will involve washing up, cleaning toilets and mopping floors!
In addition to enjoyment and learning new skills, safety is of paramount importance during Otley Sailing Club courses. Water sports can be hazardous by their nature and participants, parents or guardians must accept that there are risks and the inevitable bumps and scrapes which happen during the thrills and spills of fast moving activities. To manage the risks so far as we are able, Otley sailing club has a ‘safe system of work’:
The cost of Junior Week is £200 for OSC members and £250 for non-members. This includes accommodation and all food. A non-refundable deposit of £50 is required upon registration in order to secure your place(s). The balance must be paid by 1st July 2017. [Failure to do so will result in the place being offered to another child and your deposit being forfeited.] We will collect further information / consent forms and send out a kit list nearer the time.
Unfortunately, our web site does not allow us to collect part payments via PayPal, so please either arrange a bank transfer or send a cheque to the treasurer for the deposit. Alternatively you can pay the full balance upon registration by PayPal if that’s more convenient.
Please note that:-
It's the Chevin Trophy racing day!
Autumn Term Restart
Registrations for this Youth Club event will be enabled from 7:00pm on the preceeding Monday.
Registrations must be made via this webpage only - it is not possible to book a place before this time or by any other method. If the "Register" button is not visible after this time then the event is full.
Please ensure that you arrive at the club and are signed-in and ready to sail by 9:30am!
Parents/Carers are expected to remain at the club for the duration of Youth Club.
For further details contact: Paul Karran at firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone 07425 166970
Restart of Sailfree
It's that time of the year again...
Barts Bash 2017!
Lets make this another day with at least 30 boats out on the lake!
Barts Bash racing will start at 11.00AM on Sunday 17th September. Please remember that you need to register on the Barts Bash website by clicking here. There will be a voluntary £5 entry for the race - all proceeds will go to the Bart's foundation.
If you don't have a boat you can hire (via the website) one of the 5 club Picos or be oh so daring and hire one of the new club Hartleys!
For those who wish to make a weekend of it the club is open for camping on the Saturday evening. We'll even run a night race if there's any wind!
BACKGROUND (from the event website: http://www.bartsbash.com/post/16-17-september-2017): Bart’s Bash is a global sailing race taking place at hundreds of venues, with thousands of sailors in hundreds of different classes of boat around the world. This incredible event works on the assumption that sailing venues host their races at weekends and we invite them to unite in one colossal global sailing event. Put simply it’s the day the world goes sailing!
It's a day the sailing community remembers Andrew 'Bart' Simpson, a double Olympic medallist who tragically lost his life whilst training for the Americas cup in 2013. Bart’s Bash is an annual fundraising and participation campaign promoted by the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation (ASSF). Each individual event is organised by a venue which is the organising authority for all activities at their site.
If you have any further questions just drop me an email.
Christopher Dent (email@example.com)
It's the Wharfedale Trophy racing day!
Race starts at 1.30PM, 2.30PM and 3.30PM at the discretion of the Duty Officer of the day.
This Dinghy Sailing course is designed to follow the RYA "Start Sailing" and "Basic Skills" (Levels 1 & 2) Adult syllabus.
On successful completion of this course you will be able to sail a dinghy in any direction and rig and launch in moderate weather conditions. The RYA Level 2 certificate is an internationally recognised sailing qualification and an indication that the holder has a basic level of understanding and practical competency.
The syllabus covers practical sessions such as rigging, launching and recovery, sailing techniques and manoeuvres, ropework and capsize recovery. Background theory includes subjects such as "rules of the road", basic meteorology, clothing and equipment and emergency equipment.
Tuition is given by trained and qualified RYA dinghy instructors with an emphasis on safety and fun!
There will be Safety Powerboats on the water at all times to ensure your safety afloat.
The course will be run over 3 Thursday evenings and 3 weekends to give you maximum time to fulfil the requirements of the syllabus.
The minimum age for the RYA Adult courses is 16 (there is no maximum age!) but we can adapt courses using the RYA Youth Training Syllabus and Awards for younger candidates subject to certain conditions.
Otley Sailing Club prides itself in truly offering "Sailing for All" and as such, we welcome disabled sailors on our sail training courses. We have trained and experienced volunteers who are used to dealing with disabilities of all kinds so virtually anyone can enjoy the thrill of sailing!
If you have any concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to contact: Matt Thomas (Senior Instructor)
or phone on 0775 953 9028
It's the ARC Trophy racing day!
End of Sailfree Season
It's the Halloween Cup racing day!
Its the Firework Trophy racing day!
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