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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.
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
Schools Easter Break
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 email@example.com
Phone 07425 166970
If you want to brush up on your Level 2 sailing skills or perhaps start working towards a more advanced module such as Level 3 (Better Sailing), Seamanship, Sailing with Spinnakers or Start Racing then these Thursday evening sessions are ideal.
When you register, you will be asked to briefly tell us what you want to learn and we will tailor a course around what you want using either your own boat or one from the club's training fleet.
All sessions will be taught by our team of qualified RYA Dinghy Instructors and Assistant Instructors in our usual fun and friendly manner.
Half Term Break
WASP Group Sailing evening
Summer Holidays End
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:-
End of Sailfree Season
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