Sailing

 

Sailing

 

Our aim is to cater for people who are interested in sailing at all levels – from beginners to experienced sailors; from those who wish to go out occasionally to potter around on the water to those who want to compete in racing events.

 

There are three main types of sailing dinghies in use at the Club:

  • Fireballs, for two people, have a spinnaker and trapeze
  • Lasers, for one person have a single sail (though sometimes sailed by two Under-14s)
  • Optimists, for children

 

The Club has a number of boats available for members and their guests to hire. These include Lasers and Optimists; two refurbished ‘family’ boats, a GP 14 and an Enterprise. These are stable, slower boats needing at least two sailors but able to take up to 3 or 4 on board, and very enjoyable for learning or ‘pottering’ on (there’s enough space for some sandwiches and a pair of binoculars…).

 

Racing takes place about twice a month. On some Sundays there is informal family sailing, at which we try to provide some training support for those who would like to hone their skills on the water. This is a great chance to improve confidence or skills in a relaxed atmosphere.

 

You are of course welcome to come sailing on any day of the week, whether there is an event or not, and you are welcome to sail on your own if you do not want to take part.