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    • 21 Feb 2019
    • 07 Mar 2019
    • 5 sessions
    • OSC
    • 0
    Registration is closed


    RYA Level 1 and Level 2 Powerboat Training Course

    This three-day (and 2 evening) course provides the skills and background knowledge needed to drive a powerboat and is the basis of  the International Certificate of Competence.  No prior experience required.

    The course includes close quarters handling, high speed manoeuvres, man overboard recovery and collision regulations. It is an inland course and your certificate will be endorsed accordingly.

    Please note that the 3rd day (2nd March) is your assessment.  You will be given a 1 hour slot to attend.  You need to attend ALL sessions to gain your qualification.

    Primarily offered for Instructors or those who will volunteer for safety boat cover on non-RYA* events.

    *RYA events require a Safety Boat certificate too.  This course is a pre-req for the safety boat course.

     

    • 27 Feb 2019
    • 7:30 PM
    • Westbourne House, Westbourne Close, Otley LS21 3LG
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    AGM 2019

    The Otley Sailing Club AGM will be held  at 7.30pm on  Wednesday 27th Feb at Westbourne House in Otley.

    Please come along, support your club and have your say in matters that affect the club over the next 12 months. It's also a great opportunity to meet fellow members and your club Committee.

    If you could register to say that you'll be attending that would help us gauge numbers. Food is available to book and the bar will also be open. 

    Please place your food order before the 20th Feb, as we need to confirm the numbers.

    Hope to see you all there. 

    AgendaAGM2019.pdf

    Amendments to the constitution 2019.pdf

    AGMnominations2019.pdf

    AGM Minutes 2018 draft.pdf

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    • 10 Mar 2019
    • 9:30 AM
    • OSC
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    We are having a gathering of all our DIs and AIs to prepare for the exciting sailing season ahead. It’s all about getting together in a practical session to dust off the cobwebs and reacquaint ourselves with the equipment and the club procedures. Please do what you can to attend as we need to share the Instructing load across all the team this year.

    During the day we will be doing the following:

    - Checking and rigging the training boats

    - Test Sailing the boats

    - Run through the key procedures for the Centre

    - Powerboat refreshers where needed

    - Sail training calendar review and volunteer sheets

    It is important that we get as many of the training team down as possible as the training year will soon be upon us and we all want to help our newly qualified instructors progress through positive experience. We aim to end the day with everyone confident in the equipment we use and the policies and procedures covering how we operate. All that and the volunteer spaces filled with a good time had by all.

    Dig out your sailing kit - back on the water soon!

    Please be there for a 9:30 start and we will finish in the afternoon well before the light fades - soup and a roll will be provided for lunch.

    Andy Graham

    Chief Sailing Instructor

     

    • 24 Mar 2019
    • 9:30 AM
    • Otley Sailing Club
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    Buoyancy Day 2019!

    This is the annual opportunity to have you boat checked over by a committee memberPlastic and Fiberglass boats are subject to a visual once over, older and wooden boats are typically subject to full buoyancy test in the lake.

    It is also a great opportunity to come meet other club members and have a fun day together. 

    The day will start from 9.30pm onwards for members to have a good look over their boats and have a practice sail in the morning.

    Very reasonably priced hot food available (chill, vegan chilli, cottage pie and baked potatoes) on a first-come-first-served basis, but contributions to a bring-and-share buffet are welcome.

    ANNUAL AWARDS CEREMONY at around 1pm where we will be handing out the club's race trophies, cups and other awards for the 2017 year.

    The first race of the 2019 season is a one-hour 'Buoyancy Day Race' which will start at 2pm. A great opportunity to meet members new and old and for us all get together for a trip round the buoys... and hopefully back again. The race winner will win the Knotford Noggin Cup!


    Look forward to seeing you there!


    Duty Officer: Christopher Dent (OSC Sailing Secretary)



    • 27 Mar 2019
    • 6:15 PM
    • Otley Sailing Club
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    Wednesday evening racing kicks off this year with a couple of introductory practice races, this being the first one!

    Arrive at 6.15pm. The race will start promptly at 6.45pm (due to light) and run for approximately 45 mins.

    It's your chance to dust off your sails and tune up your rig. 

    Please leave yourself enough time to be on the water for 6.45pm!

    If you haven't raced before don't worry. There are always lots of people willing to help you get started. If you don't fancy racing but like counting I'll be happy to take you through timing and scoring a race!

    Optional trip to the pub afterwards.


    • 31 Mar 2019
    • 12:30 PM
    • Otley Sailing Club
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    Its the Cawthray Cup Race!


    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.


    If you are new to this or not sure, just turn up. There are always lots of people willing to help you get started.


    • 03 Apr 2019
    • 6:30 PM
    • Otley Sailing Club
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    Wednesday evening racing kicks off this year with a couple of introductory practice races, this being the second one!


    Arrive at 6.30pm. The race will start promptly at 7pm (due to light) and run for approximately 45 mins.

    It's your chance to dust off your sails and tune up your rig. 

    Please leave yourself enough time to be on the water for 7pm!

    If you haven't raced before don't worry. There are always lots of people willing to help you get started. If you don't fancy racing but like counting I'll be happy to take you through timing and scoring a race!

    Optional trip to the pub afterwards.


    • 04 Apr 2019
    • 14 Apr 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • Otley Sailing Club
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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 2 Thursday evenings and 2 weekends to give you maximum time to fulfill the requirements of the syllabus. It is really important that you can attend ALL of the practical and theory sessions as it is not guaranteed we can help you catch up with things missed.

      

      Spring Course

      Theory evenings 7.30 - 9pm

      4 and 11 April

      Practical weekends 9 - 4  

      6 & 7 and 13 & 14 April

    Please note that the minimum age for the RYA Adult courses is 16 (there is no maximum age!).

    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:

    Andy Graham (Chief Instructor)

    andygraham4@yahoo.co.uk

    or phone on 07738 140358

     

    • 07 Apr 2019
    • 12:30 PM
    • Otley Sailing Club
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    Its the Ilkley Trophy Race!


    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.


    If you are new to this or not sure, just turn up. There are always lots of people willing to help you get started.


    • 10 Apr 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Otley Sailing Club
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    It's the first race of the Vigil Vase Trophy!... First Wednesday night race of four to win it!


    Arrive at 6.30pm. Race start normally 7pm for approximately 1 hour depending on light.


    If you  haven't done this before there are always lots of people willing to help you get started.


    Optional trip to the pub afterwards.


    • 14 Apr 2019
    • 12:30 PM
    • Otley Sailing Club
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    Its the Horsforth Trophy Race!


    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.


    If you are new to this or not sure, just turn up. There are always lots of people willing to help you get started.


    • 17 Apr 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Otley Sailing Club
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    It's the second race of the Vigil Vase Trophy!... Second Wednesday night race of four to win it!


    Arrive at 6.30pm. Race start normally 7pm for approximately 1 hour depending on light.


    If you  haven't done this before there are always lots of people willing to help you get started.


    Optional trip to the pub afterwards.


    • 21 Apr 2019
    • 12:30 PM
    • Otley Sailing Club
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    Its the St George's Day Trophy Race!


    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.


    If you are new to this or not sure, just turn up. There are always lots of people willing to help you get started.


    • 24 Apr 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Otley Sailing Club
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    It's the third race of the Vigil Vase Trophy!... Third Wednesday night race of four to win it!

    Arrive at 6.30pm. Race start normally 7pm for approximately 1 hour depending on light.


    If you  haven't done this before there are always lots of people willing to help you get started.


    Optional trip to the pub afterwards.


    • 28 Apr 2019
    • 12:30 PM
    • Otley Sailing Club
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    Its the Kirkwood Cup Race!


    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.


    If you are new to this or not sure, just turn up. There are always lots of people willing to help you get started.


    • 01 May 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Otley Sailing Club
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    It's the last race of the Vigil Vase Trophy!... Fourth Wednesday night race of four to win it!


    Arrive at 7pm. Race start normally 7.30pm for approximately 1 hour depending on light.


    If you  haven't done this before there are always lots of people willing to help you get started.


    Optional trip to the pub afterwards.


    • 08 May 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Otley Sailing Club
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    It's the first race of the Westbourne Trophy!... First Wednesday night race of four to win it!


    Arrive at 7pm. Race start normally 7.30pm for approximately 1 hour depending on light.


    If you  haven't done this before there are always lots of people willing to help you get started.


    Optional trip to the pub afterwards.


    • 12 May 2019
    • 12:30 PM
    • Otley Sailing Club
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    Its the ARC Trophy Race!


    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.


    If you are new to this or not sure, just turn up. There are always lots of people willing to help you get started.


    • 15 May 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Otley Sailing Club
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    It's the second race of the Westbourne Trophy!... Second Wednesday night race of four to win it!


    Arrive at 7pm. Race start normally 7.30pm for approximately 1 hour depending on light.


    If you  haven't done this before there are always lots of people willing to help you get started.


    Optional trip to the pub afterwards.


    • 19 May 2019
    • 12:30 PM
    • Otley Sailing Club
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    Its the Bellamy Bailer Trophy Race!


    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.


    If you are new to this or not sure, just turn up. There are always lots of people willing to help you get started.


    • 22 May 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Otley Sailing Club
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    It's the third race of the Westbourne Trophy!... Third Wednesday night race of four to win it!


    Arrive at 7pm. Race start normally 7.30pm for approximately 1 hour depending on light.


    If you  haven't done this before there are always lots of people willing to help you get started.


    Optional trip to the pub afterwards.


    • 29 May 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Otley Sailing Club
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    It's the last race of the Westbourne Trophy!... Fourth Wednesday night race of four to win it!


    Arrive at 7pm. Race start normally 7.30pm for approximately 1 hour depending on light.


    If you  haven't done this before there are always lots of people willing to help you get started.


    Optional trip to the pub afterwards.


    • 02 Jun 2019
    • 12:30 PM
    • Otley Sailing Club
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    Its the Chevin Trophy Race!


    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.


    If you are new to this or not sure, just turn up. There are always lots of people willing to help you get started.


    • 05 Jun 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Otley Sailing Club
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    It's the first race of the Topham Trophy!... First Wednesday night race of four to win it!


    Arrive at 7pm. Race start normally 7.30pm for approximately 1 hour depending on light.


    If you  haven't done this before there are always lots of people willing to help you get started.


    Optional trip to the pub afterwards.


    • 12 Jun 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Otley Sailing Club
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    It's the second race of the Topham Trophy!... Second Wednesday night race of four to win it!


    Arrive at 7pm. Race start normally 7.30pm for approximately 1 hour depending on light.


    If you  haven't done this before there are always lots of people willing to help you get started.


    Optional trip to the pub afterwards.


    • 16 Jun 2019
    • 12:30 PM
    • Otley Sailing Club
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    It's the Wharfedale Trophy Race!


    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.


    If you are new to this or not sure, just turn up. There are always lots of people willing to help you get started.


    • 19 Jun 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Otley Sailing Club
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    It's the third race of the Topham Trophy!... Third Wednesday night race of four to win it!


    Arrive at 7pm. Race start normally 7.30pm for approximately 1 hour depending on light.


    If you  haven't done this before there are always lots of people willing to help you get started.


    Optional trip to the pub afterwards.


    • 26 Jun 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Otley Sailing Club
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    It's the last race of the Topham Trophy!... Fourth Wednesday night race of four to win it!


    Arrive at 7pm. Race start normally 7.30pm for approximately 1 hour depending on light.


    If you  haven't done this before there are always lots of people willing to help you get started.


    Optional trip to the pub afterwards.


    • 30 Jun 2019
    • 12:30 PM
    • Otley Sailing Club
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    It's the Farnley Bell Trophy Race!


    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.


    If you are new to this or not sure, just turn up. There are always lots of people willing to help you get started.


    • 03 Jul 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Otley Sailing Club
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    It's the first race of the Robert Ives Trophy!... First Wednesday night race of four to win it!

    Arrive at 7pm. Race start normally 7.30pm for approximately 1 hour depending on light.


    If you  haven't done this before there are always lots of people willing to help you get started.


    Optional trip to the pub afterwards.


    • 10 Jul 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Otley Sailing Club
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    It's the second race of the Robert Ives Trophy!... Second Wednesday night race of four to win it!


    Arrive at 7pm. Race start normally 7.30pm for approximately 1 hour depending on light.


    If you  haven't done this before there are always lots of people willing to help you get started.


    Optional trip to the pub afterwards.


    • 14 Jul 2019
    • 12:30 PM
    • Otley Sailing Club
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    It's the Harold Durrans Trophy race!


    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.


    If you are new to this or not sure, just turn up. There are always lots of people willing to help you get started.


    • 17 Jul 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Otley Sailing Club
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    It's the third race of the Robert Ives Trophy!... Third Wednesday night race of four to win it!


    Arrive at 7pm. Race start normally 7.30pm for approximately 1 hour depending on light.


    If you  haven't done this before there are always lots of people willing to help you get started.


    Optional trip to the pub afterwards.


    • 24 Jul 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Otley Sailing Club
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