***Please note - This session is for adult club members (min age 16) who have already attained adult level 2 or youth stage 3 or equivalent. It is not a "learn to sail" or a taster session***
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.
To maximise time on the water, please try to arrive at 7pm to be ready to sail at 7:30pm
It's the West Trophy! Race 1 of 4 to win it over the month.
Arrive at 6pm. Race start at 6.30pm for approximately 1 hour.
***NOTE: INITIALLY ONLY AVAILABLE TO PREVIOUS APPLICANTS WHO HAVE BEEN SENT A JOINING CODE *** (This is to ensure that places are offered to those who had registered for the 2020 courses that were cancelled due to Covid. If places are left, the course will be opened up to all entrants at the end of May)
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 Weekday evenings (via zoom) and 2 weekends to give you maximum time to fulfil 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.
Theory evenings 7.00 - 9pm
Tuesday 10th and Thursday 19th August
Practical weekends 9 - 4
14/15 and 21/22 August
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:
Matt Thomas (Chief Instructor)
or phone on 07759 539028
It's the West Trophy! Race 2 of 4 to win it over the month.
It's the West Trophy! Race 3 of 4 to win it over the month.
It's the West Trophy! Race 4 of 4 to win it over the month.
It's the Dione Cup race!
Race starts at 11am.
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 Saturday 20th November 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.
Contact: Matt Thomas - Chief Powerboat Instructor
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