Summer Dinghy Sailing Tasters

If you have ever wanted to try sailing, or you are wondering if you would like to join our club, then this is your chance to come and experience our hospitality and facilities, and to get out on the water for a first hand experience. If you decide you would like to join our club then there is a special offer on membership on the day saving the £50 joining fee.

We have two taster sessions running on Wednesday evenings and two running on Sunday mornings. The evening sessions start at 18.30 and the Sunday sessions start at 11.30. After a short introduction, you will spend a total of about an hour on the water with one of our experienced sailors, who will show you which ropes to pull and even let you have a go at steering. The evening tasters finish around 20.00 with the bar open in the clubhouse. The Sunday tasters finish around 13.00, with refreshments available from our clubhouse galley.

To book onto one of our dinghy sailing taster sessions click on one of the dates below and follow the instructions.

What to Wear for a Dinghy Sailing Taster
Suitable warm clothing, waterproof trousers and top and trainers. Should you have a wetsuit and neoprene boots then that would also be an option though certainly not essential. If the weather on the day is warm then shorts will be fine. Buoyancy aids will be worn whilst on the water, so if you have one bring it with you, otherwise we will provide you with one on the day. Hot showers are available so bring a change of clothes and a towel.

Learn to Sail
If you decide you would like to learn to sail then the club offers its members several RYA Level 1&2 training courses during the year. Course information …

View photos from one of our previous taster events
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Open Day – Saturday 11th May

If you have ever wanted to try sailing, or you are wondering if you would like to join our club, then this is your chance to come and sample our hospitality and facilities, and to get out on the water for a first hand experience. If you do decide to join there is a special offer on our membership fees just for the day.

All visitors are welcome and we will have club tours available on demand for anyone who’d like to be shown round our facilities. Galley refreshments will be available all day, and the bar will be open.

Dinghy Sailing
There will be three pre-bookable sessions for adults:
Session 1: 10.30 – 12.00
Session 2: 12.30 – 14.00
Session 3: 14.30 – 16.00
After a short introduction, you will spend a total of about an hour on the water with one of our experienced sailors, who will show you which ropes to pull and even let you have a go at steering. Your ticket entitles you to free tea and a snack.

Children
Children can go sailing with their parents or they can opt for a taster in one of our boats specifically for children only. These sessions will be in the afternoon.

What to Wear for a Sailing Taster
Suitable warm clothing, waterproof trousers and top and trainers. Should you have a wetsuit and neoprene boots then that would also be an option though certainly not essential. If the weather on the day is warm then shorts will be fine. Buoyancy aids will be worn whilst on the water, so if you have one bring it with you, otherwise we will provide you with one on the day. Hot showers are available so bring a change of clothes and a towel.

Learn to Sail
If you decide you would like to learn to sail then the club offers its members several RYA Level 1&2 training courses during the year. The first course this year starts a week after our open day. Course information …

View photos from one of our previous open days
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Moonlight Race – 2nd September

Our annual Moonlight Race and BBQ attracted 15 entries in all this year, including a number of our junior sailors.

The evening began with a BYO barbecue cooked on our newly purchased BBQ. Thanks to Rear Commodore, Andy Bennett and also Ed Pepper for assembling the BBQ just in time for the hungry hoards to descend upon it!

Race Officer Jon Jowett then briefed competitors on the modified start procedure using coloured lights in place of flags and handed out mini mars bar and milky way snacks to all those competing.

With only a light breeze at the start, competitors made a great sight for all the bar spectators, with various fairy lights being sported on rigs, making the job of choosing the best lit boat quite a task.

Unfortunately the wind completely died part way through the race but every competitor was given a finish using the number of laps they had achieved during the time allocated.

Congratulations to Tim Hore on winning the race and also to Brian Hennessey for winning the best lit boat with his spectacular ‘disco light’.

View the race results …
View some images from the evening …

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