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DIP Week (July 25th-29th)

This year, we have a brand new week, which we are calling DIP Week (Dinghy Instructor Pathway).This will be offered to Year 12 (16+) sailors and potentially to some suitably experienced Year 11 (15 year olds) by invitation only. The programme will be run by Oli Bonar.

The key elements of the DIP week are:

  • Learning and understand the seamanship skills both on and off the water
  • Experiencing sailing a double-hander boat
  • Enjoying the destination sails with friends
  • Having fun at the sail away at Cobnor

Broadly speaking, we will offer destination sails, a sail away and plenty of opportunity to prepare for the DI pre-assessment for those who would like to progress to their DI qualification. We would also like to offer some familiarisation of the types of boat used in the pre-assessment, typically Bosuns, Wayfarers and Bahias. Whilst this will suit those sailors who are serious about undertaking their Dinghy Instructing, it will also appeal to those who just want to continue sailing with their friends and have some fun on the water, whilst at the same time gaining valuable sailing and seamanship skills. At the end of the DIP Week, sailors will be awarded their Assistant Instructor, allowing them to help out on a paid basis for any future training sessions at WWSC.

For those who do decide to continue on to complete their DI course, we would envisage that the DI pre-assessment takes place after DIP Week, with a view to undertaking the 5 day Instructor's course as soon as possible after this.

Key Dates/Timings:

Saturday 21st JulyWWSC First Aid Course (Matt Wright)

Church Rooms/Pound Road

£35 per head – to be booked online at WWSC

Exact time to be confirmed (all day)

Monday 23rd JulyParent briefing at the Church Rooms – 6pm

Wednesday 25th JulyRegistration at 8.00

Evening social

Thursday 26th JulyRegistration at time 9.15

Sail away to Cobnor/DIPpers

Sail away to Cobnor/level 4

Friday 27th JulyRegistration at 9.45

Free evening

Saturday 28th JulyRegistration at 10.30

Barn Dance – tickets will be available online

(Please book early, as tickets will be limited)

Sunday 29th JulyRegistration at 11.00

Prize giving at 6pm/venue to be confirmed

Monday 30th JulyPre-assessment at Cobnor (if required)

£tba – please book independently

Monday 6th-10th AugustDI Course – Cobnor

£tba – please book independently

For further information, please contact To book a place click here . NB you must be logged in with your password to make a booking.

Last updated 08:54 on 28 September 2018

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