Training - 2017

tim hopes

Tim Hopes

Training Principal

rupert whelan

Rupert Whelan

Chief Sailing Instructor

andy may

Alistair Baird

Powerboat Instructor

rosie dalton

Rosie Dalton

Training Administrator &
Safeguarding Officer

rya

 

Whitefriars Sailing Club (WSC) is a Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Training Centre where we offer a range of RYA courses for both dinghy sailing and powerboating, as well as RYA first aid, which are informative, enjoyable and safe. These are aimed at WSC members and its affiliated groups, but we are also able to offer training to non-members on application. The RYA courses offer structured learning programs, outlined in these Adult PDF and Youth PDF.


If you are interested in learning to sail, please feel free to contact any of the WSC Training team and arrange to visit our friendly sailing club in the Cotswold Water Park. Dinghy sailing is a very easy sport to enter and can cater for a wide age range and even if you are less able-bodied, we are able to offer sailing instruction with our Sailability Group.


Don’t worry about not having a boat to start with, as we are able to supply boats for you for to learn in. You've nothing to lose by giving it a go, so why not arrange to visit us and we'll see if we can get you or family and friends afloat? We have an Open Day on 14th May 2017 when you can pop in and try the sport - here's what to expect.


Once you've learnt to sail you can focus your activities by taking part in Club racing or through our groups: Juniors, Ladies and Sailability – check their pages to see what they have planned.

Various courses will run through the year. They are advertised on the WSC website and on the Training noticeboard at the Club. A Club-wide mailshot is also sent for each course or training event.

Sailing courses for 2017

Courses for 2017 are being finalised and should be published by the end of January

 

All courses start at 9am.
Further course details and booking forms can be found here

Sailing courses for 2017

18th/19th March

Start Racing

More information

18th/19th March

Seamanship

18th/19th March

Sailing with Spinnakers

19th May Practise for Level 2 courses - 6pm More information
20th/21st May Level 1 Start Sailing
20th/21st May Level 2 Basic Skills
2nd June Practise for Level 2 courses - 6pm More information
3rd/4th June Level 1 Start Sailing
3rd/4th June Level 2 Basic Skills
23rd June Practise for Level 2 & 3 courses - 6pm  
24th/25th June Level 2 Basic Skills  
24th/25th June Level 3 Better Sailing  
23rd July Practise for Level 2 & 3 courses - 6pm

Download a PDF for the activities this week

Overview

24th/25th July Level 1 Start Sailing
24th/25th July Level 2 Basic Skills
26th July Consolidation Day
27th/28th July Level 2 Basic Skills
27th/28th July Level 3 Better Sailing
23rd/24th Sept Level 2 Basic Skills More information
23rd/24th Sept Level 3 Better Sailing

Powerboat course dates 2017

All courses start at 9am.
Further course details and booking forms can be found here

Date

Course

Notes

4th/5th March

RYA Powerboat Level 2

Book online

18th March

WSC one-day safety boat course

Book online

17th/18th June

RYA Powerboat Level 2

Book online

8th July

WSC one-day safety boat course

Book online

14th/15th Oct

RYA Powerboat Level 2

Book online

28th Oct

WSC one-day safety boat course

Book online

2018

 

 

17th/18th Feb

RYA Powerboat Level 2

Book online

Download a RYA powerboat summary of courses

Powerboat course cost per person WSC members* Non-members Federation Members
RYA PBL2 (2-day course) with duty commitment** £50 n/a n/a
RYA PBL2 (2-day course) £120 £165 £135
The following courses require PBL2 as a pre-requiste      
In-house Safety Boat course (1-day course) No charge n/a n/a
RYA Safety Boat course (2-day course) £120 £165 £135

* Includes Severn District Sea Cadets

**Participants to complete In house Safety boat course and commit to x5 additional Safety Officer duties within one calendar year of PBL2

All courses start at 9 am and generally finish by 5 pm.
Coaching sessions are available for Club members who are able to sail, but would like some informal instruction: own boats or Club boats can be used.
Course can be booked online through the Club WebCollect pages. All RYA courses are available to non-members and must be paid in full at the time of booking.
For full details of all the courses listed above click on the link to the RYA Training website.

For more information, please contact

Sailing courses: Rupert Whelan
Powerboat and safety boat courses: Alistair Baird
Instructional opportunities and courses not listed: Tim Hopes
Bookings: Rosie Dalton rosiedalton@btinternet.com
For general enquiries email: training@whitefriarssc.org