Improve your Sailing Skills

The activities on this page are aimed at all those who feel they need some help and encouragement to build up their sailing skills. This could include those who have recently completed one of our beginner courses or those who have returned to sailing after a few years away.

Wednesday Evening Improver Sessions

Wednesday evening Improver sessions are back again, commencing 10th May through to Aug 30th. Open from 18:30 to dusk for any members who would like to come to practice/improve their sailing. All sessions subject to availability of OD, safety cover and suitable weather conditions. The club Visions and Lasers are available for use without charge for those who completed their Level 2 course this year or last (£10 per head for use of a club boat otherwise). Where possible there will be an experienced sailor on hand to help with rigging and each session is stand-alone so there is no need to come every week. To take part, please join the Improvers WhatsApp Group by contacting Rob Lockyer.

All-comers races on Saturdays

All-comers races are held at 2:00 and 2:45pm each Saturday from now until 17 December. The All-comers races are designed to be a bridge between the RYA beginner courses and more formal racing, plus an opportunity to practice key skills. All members are welcome to join, but new and returning are particularly welcomed. This is a great opportunity to continue of if you have joined or been interested in the Improver series over the summer.

Cruising Days

You can cruise whenever the club is open but there are also a series of specific Cruising Days scheduled on the club calendar. People are encouraged to come along and sail together on these dates, and we’ll try to have some instructors or other experienced sailors around to give advice. Club boats may be hired for the day via our Pay & Play scheme. If you are interested in cruising please contact Mark Harris to be added to the mailing list to receive further details.

Contact the Sailing Support Group

Do you have a query about how to rig your boat or the best way to carry out a particular manoeuvre or anything else to do with sailing? If so contact our Sailing Support Group. Your email will go to a group of experienced sailors who will respond. Just don’t expect them all to agree! In some cases they may meet you at the club to help you out.

How to Sail Guides

Former LSC Commodore Tim Hore has created a YouTube channel called sailaboattv with over 100 videos to help you learn how to sail a dinghy and refresh your sailing skills.

Rigging instructions

Vision Rigging Instructions (PDF)