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Sunday, 30 July 2017

Beginner Start Racing and Intermediate Race Training 2017

We are on the run in to the end of the Tuesday Night Training sessions for this season with the last session being on Tuesday 8th August. The last few weeks have been great as everybody is starting to gain confidence and their ‘Sea Legs’ and enjoying being out on the water.

Our next set of training sessions are designed to take the basics of sailing that you have learnt and put them into context and we are running a Start Racing Course for those new to sailing and an Intermediate Race Training Course for those who have done a bit more. These sessions start in September. We hope to 'bottle' some enthusiasm and good stuff from the recent Tuesdays and keep you all sailing with these sessions through September and into October.

These Race Training sessions will start on the 9th September and will run for 5 Saturday sessions, these being; 9th, 16th, 30th September, then 7th and 21st October. We are also hoping to get everybody out on Sunday 17th September on the Tarn to join in with the Bart’s Bash race (@ 2.30pm) which is the largest sailing race in the world.

Each session starts at 11.30am, changed and rigged, (on the water at 12.00), and runs until 2.00.This allows time for those of you who feel up to joining in with the Club Races to have a quick break before the first Club race starts at 2.30. These training sessions will incorporate races for the Junior and Beginner Race Series as well.

The basic requirements to join in with the sessions are that people have access to a boat (either their own or a Club boat), and you that you can rig and launch the boat, sail a basic triangle course, recover and derig it afterwards and want to learn the basics of racing.

These sessions have been developed for people to apply their newly developed sailing skills into some more focused activities. This will further improve your sailing skills and competence and to introduce you to racing. These sessions will follow the RYA Start Racing syllabuses.

If you are interested please leave your name and contact e-mail address with the Training Team on Tuesdays or email training@yeadonsailingclub.co.uk

Neil McInnes and the Coaching Team