This course is has 5 aims:

  • To give those new to sailing (or a bit rusty) the chance to go over the basics in an informal way.

  • To provide an opportunity for participants to sail in a number of different kind of boats

  • To help get club members to know each other

  • To help match up boat owners with potential crew

  • To get a buzz going......

The course is provided by club members on an entirely voluntary basis – all are competent sailors and  you will find that they have a wide range of interests and approaches to the sport.

Each day is split into two – a short club-based ‘teaching’ session, followed by practical sailing on one of the participating boats.

Club-based sessions

Start time: 10am. Session to last till approx 11am

Then down to the boats for a sail which will pick up on the things covered in the classroom.

Session 1

Sat April 22

Introductions & intro to Holyhead Sailing Club

How sailing works/ why boats float

Intro to basic boat terms

Session 2

Sat April 29

Basic sail trim

Essential Ropes& Knots

Session 3

May 6

Rules of the road

Using the vhf

Session 4

May 13

Intro to charts

Sailing the local area

Port of Holyhead Rules

Practical Sessions – from mid morning to mid afternoon – will be a bit weather dependant.

Follow on from the club-based sessions, hopefully giving people an opportunity to put into practice what we’ve done in the session.

Tea and coffee and biscuits provided.

Bring a packed lunch – most times you will eat on the boat.

What to wear – trainers, comfortable warm clothing, waterproof jacket, gloves and hat.

Contact info:

Course organiser;  Sue James – via HSC office or 07540 737016 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

HSC Office: Janet 01407 762526  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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