>>> GUINEA PIGS REQUIRED <<<
Six of our members are training to become RYA Dinghy Instructors in December. We're looking for 9 volunteers - 6 adults and 3 children aged 10 or above - on the morning of Sunday 14th January to be the taught the basics of sailing at OSC.
The session will run from 09:45 to 12:30. It will be the last day of the course and the trainee instructors will be being assessed.
Guinea Pigs need to be complete beginners or have minimal sailing experience, have a wet/dry suit, be hardy and game for a laugh - it will be January and cold after all!
We'll cook up some nice hot food for afterwards to warm your cockles. So if you, or a friend, fancy a bit of fun then please sign-up.
Please note that if the weather conditions are not favourable then we may be forced to cancel the session at short notice.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Paul Rawson on 07836 231 388 or email@example.com.
* * * Book now for £10 per person deposit to secure your place * * *
Tickets are now on sale for the Otley Sailing Club’s 60th Anniversary Commodore’s Ball - Saturday 3rd March 2018 at Hoyle Court, Baildon.
Fabulous food – a welcome drink and a choice of starters, main courses, desserts and coffee. If you have any dietary requirements please add them to registration form so that we can accommodate your needs.
Entertainment by a live band – The Dandy Lions. Dance the night away or chat with friends in the quieter lounge area.
Dress to impress – suits, dinner jackets and posh frocks!
Tables of 12 or 14. You do not need to fill a table but please let us know on the registration form if there is anyone you would particularly like to sit with.
Welcome drinks from 6.30pm - to be seated at 7.15pm. 18 and over only. £35 per person.
We’ll have a ball!
Sailfree start of season refreshers and training
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)
or phone on 0775 953 9028
Start of Spring Season
Start of Spring Half Term
Sailfree resumes after half term
Annual Sailfree Regatta.
All Sailfree Sailors Welcome
End of Season and Annual Regatta
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