***Initially this course is only open to OSC Instructors and Sailfree Volunteers. After Friday 14th January, it will be opened up to all members***
The course is the Qualsafe Level 3 award in Emergency First Aid at work . This is nationally recognised and is on the RCF (ofqual approved) and is recognised by the RYA. The tutors will be Dr Matt Pickering and Jennifer Hill.
The course is very practical and has continuous assessment with a Multiple choice exam . All candidates will receive a first aid book and a bandage pack . Successful candidates will receive the qualification above and receive an A4 and credit sized certificate the award is valid for 3 years . Course cost is £17 per person
Please can all candidates bring the following :
* Loose fitting clothes
* Lunch and Refreshments
* Pen and paper
The course starts at 9:00am prompt and will be finished by 4:00pm.
This year the club will be running an Autumn RYA Safety Boat Course. We are targeting those members and volunteers who will regularly commit to safety boat duties. The course will run over two days on:
To be eligible for this course powerboat drivers must hold the RYA Level 2 Powerboat Certificate and be over 16 years of age. Further details can be found here on the RYA website:
The course will lead to the award of the RYA Safety Boat Certificate and is intended to introduce course members to a range of well proven and simple safety boat techniques which cover the most commonly found rescue situations that might be experienced in RYA Training Centres. The course is highly practical and participants must be prepared and suitably equipped to enter the water during the training sessions.
Course numbers are limited to 6 candidates per course and the course fee will be £50* which includes the cost of the Safety Boat Certificate and a copy of the RYA Safety Boat Handbook and DVD.
*The £50 fee is a heavily discounted rate for volunteer safety boat drivers and recognises their commitment to supporting club safety boat duties.
If you have any questions about the course, please contact
Buoyancy Day 2022
This is the annual opportunity to check your boat over. Committee members and other experienced sailors will be on hand for informal advice.
We recommend plastic and fibreglass boats have a visual once over, and older and wooden boats have 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 9.30am onwards for members to have a good look over their boats and have a practice sail in the morning.
Very reasonably priced hot food available on a first-come-first-served basis.
ANNUAL AWARDS CEREMONY
At around 1pm we will hand out the club's race trophies and other awards for the 2021 year.
The first race of the 2022 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 to get together for a trip around the buoys... and hopefully back again. The race winner will receive the Knotford Noggin Cup (in 2023)!
Look forward to seeing you there!
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 fulfil the requirements of the syllabus. It is really important that you can attend ALL of the practical and theory sessions as it is not guaranteed we can help you catch up with things missed.
Theory evenings 7.00 - 9pm
Thursdays 21st & 28th April, 2022
Practical weekends 9am - 4pm
23/24 April and 30 April/1 May 2022
Please note that the minimum age for the RYA Adult courses is 16 (there is no maximum age!).
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 (Chief Instructor)
or phone on 07759 539028
Thursdays 30th June & 7th July, 2022
2/3 and 9/10 July, 2022
Thursdays 11th June & 18th August, 2022
13/14 and 20/21 August, 2022
It's the Hangover Cup race!
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