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Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Pre Season Warm Up Weekend

It was a busy weekend at the Club as we got ready for the new season.

On Saturday 10 club members attended a RYA First Aid Course at the Club.
Within a short while they were learning how to deal with patients who had many conditions such as being unconscious and not breathing or suffering from hypothermia, as well as the more ‘normal’ incidents such as dealing with cuts, etc.

The course was subsidised as part of the RYA ‘More Adults Sailing More Often’ Programme which is putting regional support into the clubs to get more people out on the water. So if you any ideas on how to encourage more Adults to get out on the water (both existing sailors and newcomers) please let us know and we will see what we can organise (email to training@yeadonsailingclub.co.uk ). Also email if you are interested in doing the first aid course later in the year if we can organise a repeat course ?

Thanks to Adi Benson for the instruction and to Liz from the RYA for organising the course.

Then on Sunday everybody had the chance to get out on the water, check their boats over, familiarise themselves with the safety boat, if they wanted, and have a sail as well. Luckily the weather was reasonable which encouraged many people to come down to sort their boats out.
Most people wanted to get out on the water and find their sea legs and we had 12 boats out on the water. So once people had an initial sail around to get used to sailing again after the long winter lay off we ran some short races and practice starts to really wake people up .

Sarah especially appreciated trying to hold her Topper on the line for the 2 minute period before a start ! Whilst Trevor was kind and capsized, allowing David to get some safety boat practice in.

All in all I think everybody enjoyed the day and don’t forget the new season starts on this Saturday. See you at the Club !

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