Procedures for the use of club boats:
The club dinghies are primarily for training purposes, however they can be used by members with the permission of a member of the training team. Juniors who regularly attend Tuesday night training need to have gained a stage 3 certificate or better to use club boats at race times.Juniors are not permitted to take club boats out other than on Tuesday & Sunday training sessions, club racing, and under the authority of the training team during occasional events such as the Open Day.
Points to note-
- Club boats may only be afloat if there is adequate rescue cover to deal with all those on the water.
- Club boats can be used by junior members free of change, regardless of times used.
- Any damage during use by a member (for racing or pleasure) must be declared.
- Club boats cannot be taken out in anything more than 25 knots of wind.
The club operates a Google Sheet spreadsheet where club members can self-serve boat reservations based on availability. If you believe you conform to the above criteria please access the sheet available here. The Instructions are on the first sheet and we've made it as simple as possible to use. If you have any issues with this or are unable to reserve your boat please contact the Rear Commodore Training at least 24 hours before the reservation and he will be happy to help email@example.com
The boats available are:
These are great boats for small beginners to learn and hone their sailing skills in a very robust and stable platform. They are not lacking in excitement either and can be great fun if competing in a fleet.
These boats are for the slightly older and more experienced child' looking to develop sail and boat handling skills. They are highly responsive, yet robust and can be used to gain first experiences of racing. They can easily be sailed with two to give a bit more stability and a great shared experience.
These single-handed boats are ideal for youth sailors going on to develop their skills.
Our Lasers can be rigged as 4.7, Standard or Radial Rigged to suit wind conditions and ability. These boats are fast and responsive and great fun for the more experienced sailor. There is often a reasonable Laser fleet racing so they are an ideal opportunity to gauge your skill with the rest of the racers.
This 2-person dinghy is fast, exciting and has an optional gennaker to give even more thrills. It is very popular with the older children but can easily be sailed with an adult and child. These boats were designed to set new standards for recreational sailors, families, clubs, schools and holiday companies. The boats are easy to handle, fun to sail, versatile and highly durable. In fact, the RS Feva was the outright world's best selling two-person sailboat in 2005, 2006 and 2007.
This is one of the clubs bigger boats used on Tuesday nights for teaching adult beginners basic principles of sailing. It is a stable yet fast boat but not overpowered and its construction makes it easier to right if capsized. It can be sailed by two or a whole family for some extra excitement.