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    • 25 Feb 2018
    • 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • OSC

    One of the jobs on the OSC bucket list this year is redecking the pontoons. We want this is ready for the start of the sailing season!

    We have allocated the next two Sundays to get this done.

    • Sunday 18th (10AM until 3PM)
    • Sunday 25th (if not complete!)

    It would be great If you could spare a couple of hours! We'll be measuring, cutting and fitting the decking to the pontoons. In the event that there are 'too many cooks' we can always be working on more island clearing.

    If you think you can make it please drop me an email (gdwaterhouse@btinternet.com)

    Don't forget your buoyancy aid and if you have an electric screwdriver please bring it along!


    • 03 Mar 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 11:59 PM
    • Hoyle Court, Baildon
    Registration is closed

    2018 is the 60th Anniversary of Otley Sailing Club (with the last ball held to celebrate our 50th year).

    The Ball is on the 3rd March at Hoyle Court, Baildon is a great opportunity to socialise with members and celebrate the anniversary in style - Reception drinks, 3 course menu, and dance the night away.  Family & friends welcome.

    Welcome drinks from 6.30pm - to be seated at 7.15pm. 16 and over only. £35 per person.

    • 19 Mar 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • OSC

    Start of season boat preparation

    • 21 Mar 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • OSC

    Second day of Boat Preparation for new season

    • 25 Mar 2018
    • 9:30 AM
    • Otley Sailing Club
    Registration is closed

    Buoyancy Day 2018!

    This is the annual opportunity to have you boat checked over by a committee memberPlastic and Fiberglass boats are subject to a visual once over, older and wooden boats are typically subject to full buoyancy test in the lake.

    It is also a great opportunity to come meet other club members and have a fun day together. 

    The day will start from 9.30pm onwards for members to have a good look over their boats and have a practice sail in the morning.

    BRING AND SHARE LUNCH from around 12 noon onwards. 

    ANNUAL AWARDS CEREMONY at around 1pm where we will be handing out the club's race trophies, cups and other awards for the 2017 year.

    The first race of the 2018 season is a one-hour 'Buoyancy Day Race' which will start at 2pm. A great opportunity to meet members new and old and for us all get together for a trip round the buoys... and hopefully back again.

    Look forward to seeing you there!


    Duty Officer: Christopher Dent (OSC Sailing Secretary)



    • 26 Mar 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • 29 Mar 2018
    • 3:00 PM
    • OSC

    Sailfree start of season refreshers and training

    • 01 Apr 2018
    • 12:30 PM
    • Otley Sailing Club
    Register

    Its the Cawthray Cup Race! Our Easter Sunday race...


    Race starts at 12.30, 1.30PM and 2.30PM at the discretion of the Duty Officer of the day.


    Each race lasts approximately 30 minutes.


    If you are new to this or not sure, just turn up. There are always lots of people willing to help you get started.


    • 04 Apr 2018
    • 6:30 PM
    • Otley Sailing Club
    Register

    Wednesday evening racing kicks off this year with an introductory practice race.

    Arrive at 6.30pm. The race will start promptly at 7pm (due to light) and run for approximately 45 mins.

    It's your chance to dust off your sails and tune up your rig. 

    Please leave yourself enough time to be on the water for 7pm!

    If you haven't raced before don't worry. There are always lots of people willing to help you get started. If you don't fancy racing but like counting I'll be happy to take you through timing and scoring a race!

    Optional trip to the pub afterwards.

    Any questions just email ciknowles@hotmail.com
    • 08 Apr 2018
    • 12:30 PM
    • Otley Sailing Club
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    Its the Ilkley Trophy Race!


    Race starts at 12.30, 1.30PM and 2.30PM at the discretion of the Duty Officer of the day.


    Each race lasts approximately 30 minutes.


    If you are new to this or not sure, just turn up. There are always lots of people willing to help you get started.


    • 11 Apr 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Otley Sailing Club
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    It's the first race of the Vigil Vase Trophy!... First Wednesday night race of four to win it!


    Arrive at 6.30pm. Race start normally 7pm for approximately 1 hour depending on light.


    If you  haven't done this before there are always lots of people willing to help you get started.


    Optional trip to the pub afterwards.


    • 12 Apr 2018
    • 22 Apr 2018
    • 6 sessions
    • Otley Sailing Club
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    This Dinghy Sailing course is designed to follow the RYA "Start Sailing" and "Basic Skills" (Levels 1 & 2) Adult syllabus. 

    On successful completion of this course you will be able to sail a dinghy in any direction and rig and launch in moderate weather conditions. The RYA Level 2 certificate is an internationally recognised sailing qualification and an indication that the holder has a basic level of understanding and practical competency.

     The syllabus covers practical sessions such as rigging, launching and recovery, sailing techniques and manoeuvres, ropework and capsize recovery. Background theory includes subjects such as "rules of the road", basic meteorology, clothing and equipment and emergency equipment.

     Tuition is given by trained and qualified RYA dinghy instructors with an emphasis on safety and fun!

    There will be Safety Powerboats on the water at all times to ensure your safety afloat.

    The course will be run over 2 Thursday evenings and 2 weekends to give you maximum time to fulfill the requirements of the syllabus.

     The minimum age for the RYA Adult courses is 16 (there is no maximum age!) but we can adapt courses using the RYA Youth Training Syllabus and Awards for younger candidates subject to certain conditions.

     Otley Sailing Club prides itself in truly offering "Sailing for All" and as such, we welcome disabled sailors on our sail training courses. We have trained and experienced volunteers who are used to dealing with disabilities of all kinds so virtually anyone can enjoy the thrill of sailing!

     If you have any concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to contact: Matt Thomas (Senior Instructor)

    matt@chevinengineering.co.uk

    or phone on 0775 953 9028

     

    • 15 Apr 2018
    • 12:30 PM
    • Otley Sailing Club
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    Its the Horsforth Trophy Race!


    Race starts at 12.30, 1.30PM and 2.30PM at the discretion of the Duty Officer of the day.


    Each race lasts approximately 30 minutes.


    If you are new to this or not sure, just turn up. There are always lots of people willing to help you get started.


    • 16 Apr 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • OSC

    Start of Spring Season

    • 18 Apr 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Otley Sailing Club
    Register

    It's the second race of the Vigil Vase Trophy!... Second Wednesday night race of four to win it!


    Arrive at 6.30pm. Race start normally 7pm for approximately 1 hour depending on light.


    If you  haven't done this before there are always lots of people willing to help you get started.


    Optional trip to the pub afterwards.


    • 22 Apr 2018
    • 12:30 PM
    • Otley Sailing Club
    Register

    Its the St George's Day Trophy Race!


    Race starts at 12.30, 1.30PM and 2.30PM at the discretion of the Duty Officer of the day.


    Each race lasts approximately 30 minutes.


    If you are new to this or not sure, just turn up. There are always lots of people willing to help you get started.


    • 25 Apr 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Otley Sailing Club
    Register

    It's the third race of the Vigil Vase Trophy!... Third Wednesday night race of four to win it!


    Arrive at 6.30pm. Race start normally 7pm for approximately 1 hour depending on light.


    If you  haven't done this before there are always lots of people willing to help you get started.


    Optional trip to the pub afterwards.


    • 29 Apr 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Otley Sailing Club
    • 6
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    This dinghy sailing course is the first stage of the RYA Youth Sailing Scheme and is great way to start enjoying the sport of sailing.  It is designed for complete beginners and no prior experience of knowledge is required. It is opened to all children from 8 to 16 years of age who are able to swim at least 100m.

    Tuition is given by trained and qualified RYA dinghy instructors with an emphasis on safety and fun! There will be Safety Powerboats on the water at all times to ensure your safety afloat.

    What will I learn?

    This course is all about dipping your toe in to the world of sailing. The main elements of the course include launching and recovery, steering, parts of the boat and basic sailing.  At the end of the course you'll be able to steer a boat and understand the basic principles of sailing.

    What kit do I need?

    If you have your own buoyancy aid please bring this along. If not, we are happy to lend you one free of charge. Also, wet suits are strongly recommended, especially in spring and autumn. Unfortunately the club does not have any wet suits available for loan. Sailing boots or neoprene beach shoes need to be worn (or trainers that you don't mind getting wet). Crocs or similar are not suitable as they tend to be too slippy and fall off feet too easily.  Otley Sailing Club provide the boats :-)

    You also need a RYA Youth Sailing Scheme Logbook.  This tracks your progression through the whole RYA training scheme and is a place to stick your certificates.  A logbook can be purchased during the checkout process.

    When is the course?

    The course is on Sunday 29th April 2018, starts at 9:00am and finishes at 16:00pm.  However, please be down at the club house by 8:45am so you have time to sign-in and get kitted-up so you will be ready to start at 9:00am. 

    What qualification do I get?

    On successful completion of this course you will be awarded the RYA Youth Sailing Scheme Level 1 certificate.

    How much is the course?

    The course is £15 for members of Otley Sailing Club and £30 for non-members.  This is non-refundable.

    What can I do after this course?

    On successful completion of this course, you may enrol on the RYA Youth Sailing Scheme Level 2 course.

    Sailing for All

    Otley Sailing Club prides itself in truly offering "Sailing for All" and as such, we welcome disabled sailors on our sail training courses. We have trained and experienced volunteers who are used to dealing with disabilities of all kinds so virtually anyone can enjoy the thrill of sailing.

    Questions?

    If you have any concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to contact: Antony Cam (Senior Instructor) | antonycam@gmail.com


    • 29 Apr 2018
    • 12:30 PM
    • Otley Sailing Club
    Register

    Its the Kirkwood Cup Race!


    Race starts at 12.30, 1.30PM and 2.30PM at the discretion of the Duty Officer of the day.


    Each race lasts approximately 30 minutes.


    If you are new to this or not sure, just turn up. There are always lots of people willing to help you get started.


    • 02 May 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Otley Sailing Club
    Register

    It's the last race of the Vigil Vase Trophy!... Fourth Wednesday night race of four to win it!


    Arrive at 6.30pm. Race start normally 7pm for approximately 1 hour depending on light.


    If you  haven't done this before there are always lots of people willing to help you get started.


    Optional trip to the pub afterwards.


    • 09 May 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Otley Sailing Club
    Register

    It's the first race of the Westbourne Trophy!... First Wednesday night race of four to win it!


    Arrive at 6.30pm. Race start normally 7pm for approximately 1 hour depending on light.


    If you  haven't done this before there are always lots of people willing to help you get started.


    Optional trip to the pub afterwards.


    • 13 May 2018
    • 12:30 PM
    • Otley Sailing Club
    Register

    Its the ARC Trophy Race!


    Race starts at 12.30, 1.30PM and 2.30PM at the discretion of the Duty Officer of the day.


    Each race lasts approximately 30 minutes.


    If you are new to this or not sure, just turn up. There are always lots of people willing to help you get started.


    • 16 May 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Otley Sailing Club
    Register

    It's the second race of the Westbourne Trophy!... Second Wednesday night race of four to win it!


    Arrive at 6.30pm. Race start normally 7pm for approximately 1 hour depending on light.


    If you  haven't done this before there are always lots of people willing to help you get started.


    Optional trip to the pub afterwards.


    • 20 May 2018
    • 12:30 PM
    • Otley Sailing Club
    Register

    Its the Bellamy Bailer Trophy Race!


    Race starts at 12.30, 1.30PM and 2.30PM at the discretion of the Duty Officer of the day.


    Each race lasts approximately 30 minutes.


    If you are new to this or not sure, just turn up. There are always lots of people willing to help you get started.


    • 23 May 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Otley Sailing Club
    Register

    It's the third race of the Westbourne Trophy!... Third Wednesday night race of four to win it!


    Arrive at 6.30pm. Race start normally 7pm for approximately 1 hour depending on light.


    If you  haven't done this before there are always lots of people willing to help you get started.


    Optional trip to the pub afterwards.


    • 24 May 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • OSC

    Start of Spring Half Term

    • 30 May 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Otley Sailing Club
    Register

    It's the last race of the Westbourne Trophy!... Fourth Wednesday night race of four to win it!


    Arrive at 6.30pm. Race start normally 7pm for approximately 1 hour depending on light.


    If you  haven't done this before there are always lots of people willing to help you get started.


    Optional trip to the pub afterwards.


    • 03 Jun 2018
    • 12:30 PM
    • Otley Sailing Club
    Register

    Its the Chevin Trophy Race!


    Race starts at 12.30, 1.30PM and 2.30PM at the discretion of the Duty Officer of the day.


    Each race lasts approximately 30 minutes.


    If you are new to this or not sure, just turn up. There are always lots of people willing to help you get started.


    • 04 Jun 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • OSC

    Sailfree resumes after half term


    • 06 Jun 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Otley Sailing Club
    Register

    It's the first race of the Topham Trophy!... First Wednesday night race of four to win it!


    Arrive at 6.30pm. Race start normally 7pm for approximately 1 hour depending on light.


    If you  haven't done this before there are always lots of people willing to help you get started.


    Optional trip to the pub afterwards.


    • 13 Jun 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Otley Sailing Club
    Register

    It's the second race of the Topham Trophy!... Second Wednesday night race of four to win it!


    Arrive at 6.30pm. Race start normally 7pm for approximately 1 hour depending on light.


    If you  haven't done this before there are always lots of people willing to help you get started.


    Optional trip to the pub afterwards.


    • 17 Jun 2018
    • 12:30 PM
    • Otley Sailing Club
    Register

    It's the Wharfedale Trophy Race!


    Race starts at 12.30, 1.30PM and 2.30PM at the discretion of the Duty Officer of the day.


    Each race lasts approximately 30 minutes.


    If you are new to this or not sure, just turn up. There are always lots of people willing to help you get started.


    • 20 Jun 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Otley Sailing Club
    Register

    It's the third race of the Topham Trophy!... Third Wednesday night race of four to win it!


    Arrive at 6.30pm. Race start normally 7pm for approximately 1 hour depending on light.


    If you  haven't done this before there are always lots of people willing to help you get started.


    Optional trip to the pub afterwards.


    • 20 Jun 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • OSC

    WASP Taster.

    • 27 Jun 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Otley Sailing Club
    Register

    It's the last race of the Topham Trophy!... Fourth Wednesday night race of four to win it!


    Arrive at 6.30pm. Race start normally 7pm for approximately 1 hour depending on light.


    If you  haven't done this before there are always lots of people willing to help you get started.


    Optional trip to the pub afterwards.


    • 01 Jul 2018
    • 12:30 PM
    • Otley Sailing Club
    Register

    It's the Farnley Bell Trophy Race!


    Race starts at 12.30, 1.30PM and 2.30PM at the discretion of the Duty Officer of the day.


    Each race lasts approximately 30 minutes.


    If you are new to this or not sure, just turn up. There are always lots of people willing to help you get started.


    • 04 Jul 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Otley Sailing Club
    Register

    It's the first race of the Robert Ives Trophy!... First Wednesday night race of four to win it!


    Arrive at 6.30pm. Race start normally 7pm for approximately 1 hour depending on light.


    If you  haven't done this before there are always lots of people willing to help you get started.


    Optional trip to the pub afterwards.


    • 11 Jul 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Otley Sailing Club
    Register

    It's the second race of the Robert Ives Trophy!... Second Wednesday night race of four to win it!


    Arrive at 6.30pm. Race start normally 7pm for approximately 1 hour depending on light.


    If you  haven't done this before there are always lots of people willing to help you get started.


    Optional trip to the pub afterwards.


    • 15 Jul 2018
    • 12:30 PM
    • Otley Sailing Club
    Register

    It's the Harold Durrans Trophy race!


    Race starts at 12.30, 1.30PM and 2.30PM at the discretion of the Duty Officer of the day.


    Each race lasts approximately 30 minutes.


    If you are new to this or not sure, just turn up. There are always lots of people willing to help you get started.


    • 18 Jul 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Otley Sailing Club
    Register

    It's the third race of the Robert Ives Trophy!... Third Wednesday night race of four to win it!


    Arrive at 6.30pm. Race start normally 7pm for approximately 1 hour depending on light.


    If you  haven't done this before there are always lots of people willing to help you get started.


    Optional trip to the pub afterwards.


    • 19 Jul 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Otley Sailing Club

    Annual Sailfree Regatta.

    All Sailfree Sailors Welcome

    • 19 Jul 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • OSC

    End of Season and Annual Regatta

    • 25 Jul 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Otley Sailing Club
    Register

    It's the last race of the Robert Ives Trophy!... Fourth Wednesday night race of four to win it!


    Arrive at 6.30pm. Race start normally 7pm for approximately 1 hour depending on light.


    If you  haven't done this before there are always lots of people willing to help you get started.


    Optional trip to the pub afterwards.


    • 29 Jul 2018
    • 12:30 PM
    • Otley Sailing Club
    Register

    It's the Knotford Noggin Cup race!


    Race starts at 12.30, 1.30PM and 2.30PM at the discretion of the Duty Officer of the day.


    Each race lasts approximately 30 minutes.


    If you are new to this or not sure, just turn up. There are always lots of people willing to help you get started.


    • 01 Aug 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Otley Sailing Club
    Register

    It's the first race of the West Trophy!... First Wednesday night race of four to win it!


    Arrive at 6.30pm. Race start normally 7pm for approximately 1 hour depending on light.


    If you  haven't done this before there are always lots of people willing to help you get started.


    Optional trip to the pub afterwards.


    • 08 Aug 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Otley Sailing Club
    Register

    It's the second race of the West Trophy!... Second Wednesday night race of four to win it!


    Arrive at 6.30pm. Race start normally 7pm for approximately 1 hour depending on light.


    If you  haven't done this before there are always lots of people willing to help you get started.


    Optional trip to the pub afterwards.


    • 15 Aug 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Otley Sailing Club
    Register

    It's the third race of the West Trophy!... Third Wednesday night race of four to win it!


    Arrive at 6.30pm. Race start normally 7pm for approximately 1 hour depending on light.


    If you  haven't done this before there are always lots of people willing to help you get started.


    Optional trip to the pub afterwards.


    • 22 Aug 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Otley Sailing Club
    Register

    It's the last race of the West Trophy!... Fourth Wednesday night race of four to win it!


    Arrive at 6.30pm. Race start normally 7pm for approximately 1 hour depending on light.


    If you  haven't done this before there are always lots of people willing to help you get started.


    Optional trip to the pub afterwards.


    • 02 Sep 2018
    • 12:30 PM
    • Otley Sailing Club
    Register

    It's the Knotford Nook Trophy race!


    Race starts at 12.30, 1.30PM and 2.30PM at the discretion of the Duty Officer of the day.


    Each race lasts approximately 30 minutes.


    If you are new to this or not sure, just turn up. There are always lots of people willing to help you get started.


    • 05 Sep 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Otley Sailing Club
    Register

    It's the first race of the Dione Cup!... First Wednesday night race of four to win it!


    Arrive at 5.30pm... It's getting darker now! Race start at 6pm for approximately 1 hour depending on light.


    If you  haven't done this before there are always lots of people willing to help you get started.


    Optional trip to the pub afterwards.


    • 12 Sep 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Otley Sailing Club
    Register

    It's the second race of the Dione Cup!... Second Wednesday night race of four to win it!


    Arrive at 5.30pm... It's getting darker now! Race start at 6pm for approximately 1 hour depending on light.


    If you  haven't done this before there are always lots of people willing to help you get started.


    Optional trip to the pub afterwards.


    • 16 Sep 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Otley Sailing Club
    Register