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Friday, 22 February 2013

Racing Rules Socal Evening - Wednesday 27th

Do you know your windward from your leeward, your clear ahead from being overlapped and your mark room ?

Plus, did you know that they have updated and tweaked the Racing Rules of Sailing (again !) for the period 2013 to 2016 ?

Carol Haines, the RYA Regional Rules Advisor, is coming to the Sailing Club to give us a presentation about the recent rule changes and updates, and to refresh everybody’s understanding of the basic rules. This will held at the Club on Wednesday 27th February, starting at 7 for 7.30pm.

She came to see us a few years ago and it was a very interesting evening. So whether you are new to racing, or an experienced racer, this is an ideal opportunity to update your knowledge of the rules and to get yourself ready for the new season starting in a few weeks time.

Carol also sells the latest Rules Books covering the period 2013 – 2016, So in case you didn’t get one in your Christmas Stocking bring your wallet !
We’ll finish with supper if enough people are interested in food, depending on numbers.

It is going to be a very informative and interactive evening and I’m sure it is going to be popular so please can you give us some idea of numbers for food and for seats could you speak to myself or Tim Burnett or drop us an email if you plan to come along.

Many thanks,

Hon Sailing Coach

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

RYA Instructor Day 17th March at Pugneys

The Yorkshire & Humber Regional Instructor Day is on the 17th March and the North East day is on 9th March. Booking information and an agenda is available at:http://www.rya.org.uk/infoadvice/clubsclass/development/Pages/RYATrainingDays.aspx 

This is an excellent day for instructors to chat and hear about new RYA initiatives and activities. Its also a chance to learn something new and have a go in some different boats. I've been to a number of these and have enjoyed every one of them. See the above link for more details.

Tim B

RYA Workshop at YSC on Thursday 14th Feb Cancelled

Due to low numbers, the meeting planned for this Thursday (14th Feb) has been cancelled.


Tim B

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Dinghy Instructor Course at Rotherham

There are some subsidised places available for a Dinghy Instructors Course to be held at Rotherham.

Dinghy Instructor Course
Friday Evening 1st March
Weekend of 2nd & 3rd March
Friday Evening 8th March
Weekend of 9th & 10th March

Pre entry will take place Feb 17th. Course cost will be in the region of £150. If anyone is interested then please email info@yeadonsailingclub.co.uk


Saturday, 9 February 2013

YSC Winter Hike 17th Feb

Dennis's 2013 winter walk will be held on Sunday 17th February.
Start time 11am.
Meet on the approach road to Hebden Bridge railway station off the A646.
Grid ref SD995269, nearest postcode for satnav HX7 8BB.

The winter walk has been run by Dennis and Jo for a number of years and is a popular part of the club calendar.

The walks starts at 11am and will cover approximately 9 miles (or less depending on conditions), please bring food, drink and clothing appropriate to the conditions.

All club members, family and friends are very welcome.

For more information please email info@yeadonsailingclub.co.uk

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Boats need love too !

 Over the last two weeks we been in a winter wonderland, then wet, then mild and wet, then windy, cold and wet, cold and dry, wet and wild, cold and possibly back to snow this weekend !

If you have left your boat in the dinghy park over the winter it’s well worth going down to give it a check over, making sure it is dry inside and the cover is on and it is all well tied down. 


As I said “Boats need love too !