Youth Improvers take to the water

We had a great turnout at yesterday’s Youth Session, with 9 juniors taking to the water. We started the session by sailing in the middle of the lake, before venturing off around the lake doing follow the leader, which ended up with a couple of capsizes for some of the Youths. Then, Keith taught us […]

A busy Saturday on the water

A gorgeous afternoon, weatherwise, with light winds, perfect for getting back on the water after a cold winter and that’s exactly what 12 of our younger sailors did under the watchful eye of Dinghy Instructor Jill. More fun, games and coaching will take place this Friday evening. Beeston Scouts also carried out part of the […]

Do you need a road trailer?

We have seven road trailers which with minimal work could be made road worthy. They are currently at the rear of the old Ladies changing room cabin for viewing. If you would like to make a bid for any of these please do so before 18th May otherwise they will be offered on a well […]

Newly Qualified Powerboaters Include Under 16s

Last weekend’s damp and breezy conditions saw 6 members, including 2 juniors, take to the water in various club powerboats. Instructors Bill and Jeremy guided students Iona, Tara, Darcey, Paul, Ruth and Liz through low speed close quarters handling, man overboard recovery, driving at planing speed and collision regulations providing them with the skills necessary to […]

2018 Training Dates Published

The training programme for 2018 has now been published on the website and includes RYA courses covering First Aid, Adult Beginners Sailing, Youth Sailing and Powerboating. Visit the Training section for details. At time of writing there are places available on all courses except the Powerboat course for club members which is full due to […]

2018 PY Handicaps Announced

The 2018 PYs were announced today by the RYA. Little has changed but a Laser can now go 3 seconds slower in a race in 2018 than 2017 against Phantoms, Larks and Supernovas and reflects poorly on our Laser sailors! Meanwhile Jon Adams must be jumping for joy with his Rooster. For our main classes […]

COLD TURKEY

Four of us sailed the annual Cold Turkey race in what was ideal winter sailing conditions. Mike Pritchard acted as OOD and two brave souls manned the safety boat on what was a cold day for just sitting in a boat. With a steady 4 to 5 from the west a good course was set […]