Blue Peter Award For Attenborough Junior

A huge well done to Attenborough Junior Nerys who has been awarded a Blue Peter badge for her letter to the show about sailing. With no previous sailing experience Nery participated in  the RYA Youth course in August with brother Fred, both were awarded Stage 1 and 2. Since then she has been sailing with […]

Youth Improvers Ends Season With Record Turnout

Last Saturday saw the last Youth Improvers session of 2018 which ended as usual with games on the water and a party in the clubhouse. Certificates were awarded to Aidan Barton (Stage 3) and Andrew Field (Stage 2) by Instructor Jill Reid who also enthused on the record turnout…. “…. it was an amazing youth […]

Six new youth sailors … & expert paddlers!

6-9th August 2018 – Sunny weather and mostly gentle winds presented ideal conditions for six beginners to undertake the RYA Youth sailing course stages 1 and 2 under instruction from Jill Reid, Kevin Milton and Keith Brereton, assisted by Iona Reid. Whilst much sailing and some capsizing took place, the absence of wind on the […]

Beginner recommends ‘Friendly and Relaxed Club’

Glorious sunshine and good but variable winds presented 8 adult beginners, supported by enthusiastic instructors and safety crews, with a few challenges during the Summer Dinghy Sailing Course held over the last two weekends. A very BIG THANK YOU to Instructors Jeremy, Jill, Kevin and Nick (pictured) and Safety Crews Andrea, Carol, Mick and Richard. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Youth Improvers End Race Series With Party!

The last Youth Improvers Session for the juniors started with amazingly good wind, what some could say were the best weather conditions that the juniors had for the whole season! The regular juniors were joined by newbies from the course Matthew, Andrew and Aiden who all did extremely well considering the slightly blowy conditions; a […]

New Blood Enters Cygnet Series

Cygnets Race 7, 2nd September 2017 The second to last Youth Improvers session of the series started peacefully, with the pond glassy like a mirror. Two newbie sailors from the youth course took to the water to try out the race for the first time. Martin drifted in front of everyone else, using his standard […]

Cygnet Youth Race Starts With Capsize

Cygnet Series 3rd Race 6th May 2017. The race started out with 3 competitors but then the wind gave a huff and a puff and it blew Thomas down leaving two behind to complete in the harsh conditions. David led the race but Iona was close behind. The finishing results were David with a whopping 1st place for […]