Training Courses - 2018Please note that these courses are only available to club members.
Laser Training (open to non-members)
Open to all sailors looking to develop their racing skills.
For all Laser sailors – 4.7, Radial & Standard; adult or youth.
|January 13 & 14||Dominic Barnes||Pennine SC|
|February 3 & 4||Elliot Hanson||Pennine SC|
|February 24 & 25||Elliot Hanson||Pennine SC|
|March 24 & 25||Elliot Hanson||Pennine SC|
|April 14 & 15||Tbc||Tbc|
|April 28 & 29||Tbc||Tbc|
Coaching Team (so far confirmed)
|Head Coach –
|Advanced Senior Instructor, Level 3 Race Coach and Training Centre Principal at Pennine SC. Dominic has sailed Lasers for 36 years and if not coaching over the winter, he will be one of the pupils.|
|Senior Instructor, Level 3 Race Coach & Level 2 Race Coach Tutor – Yoda. Richard has taught, mentored and coached at all levels in the region. If Richard is not coaching over the winter, he, also, will be one of the pupils.|
|Lead Coach –
|Elliot is part of the GBR squad and is currently ranked 13th in the world though his Laser sailing has recently taken a ‘backseat’ to his role on the AC45F with the Land Rover BAR Academy Squad in the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup. ‘Backseat’ is an odd word when he finished 11th at the World Championships and 1st at the Delta Lloyd Regatta!|
|Preparation||All boats should be rigged and prepared for 9.30 on Saturday. Sailors should not be changed until advised. All sailors will be expected to be properly equipped with adequate wetsuits or dry-suits and personal buoyancy. The organisers/coaches reserve the right to disallow any sailors insufficiently prepared for the conditions.|
|Weather||In the event of severe weather, the organisers will email all participants on the Thursday before the event to inform if the event is to be cancelled. If in any doubt, please contact Dominic Barnes on the day prior to the training event.|
|Food, Accommodation||All sailors are expected to make their own arrangements for accommodation. Food may be provided during the training event.|
|Eligibility||All sailors must be competent to complete a triangular course in all weather conditions, should be racing regularly at club level or higher and have familiarized themselves with the basics of the racing rules.|
|Costs||£50 per weekend – payment confirms place.|
For a booking form, please email Dominic Barnes, email@example.com
Sailing theory (open to non-members)
Open to all sailors who want a deeper understanding of sailing theory.
This will take place at the sailing club on Thursday evenings 7.00pm until 9.00pm starting on 11th January and running until 22nd March. Cost is £3 and includes a beer or £2.50 and includes a soft drink.
Sailing for BEGINNERS
Combined RYA Level 1 and Level 2 Beginners Courses: A rolling programme on Wednesday evenings 6.30pm to 8.45pm, from the 2nd of May until the end of July – the more you attend, the more you will achieve! Cost £100 including RYA Start Sailing Book (G3), RYA National Sailing Scheme Logbook (G4), wetsuit, buoyancy aid and boat hire. We offer the first session as a free taster session. This free taster session is only available in May/early June. Please aim to arrive at 6.15pm so that training can start at 6.30pm.
Introducing you to sailing with all you need to know to get afloat, under supervision
Setting out the foundations of sailing for you
|Assumed knowledge||None||Sailing skills to the standard of Level 1|
|Course content||How to sail in all directions, including an awareness of launching and recovering||Rigging, launching, sailing in all directions. Capsize recovery and essential safety knowledge|
|Ability after course||Able to sail in light winds under supervision||Able to sail and make decisions in good conditions|
Sailing for IMPROVERS
Combined RYA Level 3 and Start Racing Courses: A rolling programme on Thursday evenings 6.30pm to 8.45pm, from the 3rd of May until the end of July – the more you attend, the more you will achieve! Cost £100 including RYA Handy Guide to the Racing Rules, wetsuit, buoyancy aid and boat hire. Please aim to arrive at 6.15pm so that training can start at 6.30pm.
Consolidating skills and trying new ones
The fundamentals of getting off the start line and round the course
|Assumed knowledge||Sailing skills to the standard of Level 2||Sailing and knowledge to at least the standard of the Level 2 course|
|Course content||Coaching of level 1 and 2 skills and taster sessions from the advanced modules||All the skills required to start club racing, including how to maximise boat speed and outwit your opponents|
|Ability after course||More confident in sailing skills and techniques, and ready to progress onto the advanced modules||Able to take part in club racing in good conditions|
Sailing beyond ‘start racing’
Open to all club members who have completed the RYA Level 3 and Start Racing course.
A rolling programme on Thursday evenings 6.30pm to 8.45pm, from the 3rd of May until the end of July – the more you attend, the more you will achieve! Cost £50 including wetsuit, buoyancy aid and boat hire. Please aim to arrive at 6.15pm so that training can start at 6.30pm.
RYA Powerboat Level 2 Course: Selected weekends – please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for dates.
Maximum 3 people per course. Cost £100 including RYA Start Powerboating book (G48), wetsuit and buoyancy aid hire. A two-day entry level course which provides the skills and background knowledge needed to drive a powerboat and is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence. It focuses on low-speed close-quarters handling, man overboard recovery, an introduction to driving at planing speed, and collision regulations.
|Minimum age||12. Candidates under the age of 16 will be issued with an endorsed certificate.|
|Course content||Launching and recovery, boat handling, securing to a buoy, anchoring, leaving and coming alongside, man overboard.|
|Ability after the course||Self-sufficient powerboater in the right conditions, aware of own limitations and those of craft.|
For SAFETY BOAT CREWS
RYA Safety Boat Course: Selected weekends – please contact email@example.com for dates.
Cost £100 including RYA Safety Boat Handbook (G16), wetsuit and buoyancy aid hire. A two-day course which provides the skills required when acting as an escort craft, safety boat or coach boat for a fleet of dinghies, windsurfers or canoes, or for racing or training activities. It includes rescue techniques and elements of race management and mark laying.
|Assumed knowledge||Basic understanding of sailing boats and windsurfers. RYA Powerboat Level 2 Powerboat Handling certificate must be held prior to this course.|
|Course content||Preparation, boat handling, dinghy rescue, windsurfer rescue, kayak or canoe rescue (can be covered as theory), towing, end-of-day procedures, safety, suitability of craft, local factors, communication, rescuing other water users.|
|Ability after the course||Able to provide safety or support cover to a range of craft, particularly sailing or windsurfing.|