Rusty Sailors (2021)
Rusty Sailors Wanted
Maybe you cannot quite remember how to rig your boat or you are wondering whether it is all still in working order after the winter? Or are you feeling a little uncertain about how to read the conditions on the day? Maybe you are new to the area and wondering where it is best to sail? Or have you only ventured to East Head and back and wonder what lies beyond?
The Rusty Sailors sessions are just for you. They are open to adults who simply need a bit of assistance to get back on the water. They are perfect for anyone who has some experience of sailing but would benefit from an extra pair hands at the start of the season and the confidence of knowing a Club RIB and instructor is on hand if needed. So please do come along and let us help get you sailing.
There will be plenty of additional support from friendly volunteer members of the Club. You will find us there to answer your questions, to help with a check of your boat, to help you rig up and most importantly to get you out on the water - either in your own boat or one rented from the Club.
The sessions are not designed for juniors (for their activities please check out our Junior Sailing pages). However, any parent who would like to join our Rusty Sailors sessions with one of their kids as crew is very welcome to do so too.
We have scheduled four sessions (just click on a date to make a booking):
You can sail in your own boat or book a Club dinghy, either alone or with a partner. When booking you will be offered three different types of tickets so that you can choose accordingly. Tickets are priced at £15 per boat (in your own boat) or just a bit higher (to include rental for a Club single or double-hander). You won't need to pay until after the event, just in case the weather prevents us going ahead.
We also plan to set up a Whatsapp group for those who join for easy communication, so please contact Julia Launhard if you want to be added to the group (for contact details see our online Members Directory).
Last but not least, after these sessions you may well want to try racing with the Club. Below are 3 events that could be ideal for you to join with all of that rebuilt confidence.... however there is obviously no pressure!
Last updated 16:16 on 9 April 2021