Learning to Sail & use of Club fleet


The Club owns a small fleet of dinghies, including a Laser single hander, Laser Stratos and a GP14 dinghy.

Only members who are competent in sailing can use any of these boats. In particular, care must be taken with the Laser Stratos to make sure that it is floating at all times unless on the launch trailer. If unsure about any aspect of use please contact the Sailing Convenor for guidance.

Any of the dinghies can be used during the day on weekdays but must be returned to the beach before 17:30, de-rigged and ready to be used for teaching.

Laser Stratos can only be used at weekends having agreed this with the Sailing Convenor in advance. As it is the primary teaching boat this activity will take priority at weekends.

Beginners should book sessions, typically in blocks of 3 with 2 beginners at a time. These will be at times to suit the beginner, instructor and weather conditions.

Members that have experience or have done their 3 sessions as a beginner can book time learning further skills, that can then lead towards personal certification awards and more advanced sailing skills.

Boats need to be signed out and back in again, as defined by the Club Bylaws. Any damage or breakages must be recorded in the Boat Book and reported to Sailing Convenor as soon as possible, to ensure repairs are carried out and boat available as quickly as possible.

Lindsay Dowds is the Club Sailing Convenor and can be contacted via sailing@rwsabc.com or in person at the Club.

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