Whitefriars Sailing Club - The Friendly Sailing Club

 

Friendly.  Accessible.  Fun.

Whatever your age or sailing ability, diehard racer, newcomer to sailing or you simply love mucking about on the water, here at The Whitefriars Sailing Club our focus is on making sailing fun and accessible for all.

Situated on the stunning Cotswold Water Park, Whitefriars is run by the members for the members.  We believe that by striking a healthy balance between competition and fun we can give everyone access to the same opportunities to learn, improve and participate as much or as little as they want.

That’s why we offer a diverse range of on and off the water activities, including racing, cruising, an extensive RYA training programme and a whole host of social activities for all the family.  Proud to be one of the top clubs in the UK for our Sailability capabilities, our friendly team of enthusiastic volunteers support this varied programme throughout the year.

 

Members' Activity Updates

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October and November 2022 sailing events

We still have plenty of activities ahead at the club for training, sailing, racing, socialising and voting for your committee!

All our courses, Junior group days and Saturday sessions are available to members of Whitefriars Sailing Club and are bookable through your membership account on LoveAdmin.

For non-members, there are a limited number of adult places available on RYA recognised training courses. We also welcome non-members to our Open racing events.

Or non-members are welcome to join the club and become part of WSC!

Racing every Wednesday evening with catered dinner (book food on Loveadmin)

18:30 Evening Series

The Next Working Party - 5th November!

A huge thank you to all the members who turned up for our first working party of the year in April.

And if you missed that one - your next chance is nearly here!!

Remember remember the 5th of November. We’ll see you then.  

October

 

Saturday 8th October

Junior Group session - 09:30 - 16:30

Open to all Junior's members for £15.00 and available to book on LoveAdmin.

Junior sailing session for members of the Junior Group. Session activities will be based on needs of those attending and weather conditions but with focus on RYA Youth Stage syllabus, learning new things, consolidating and practicing skills, developing friendships ad having fun through sailing.

Max group size 40. Bring a packed lunch, RYA Log Books and clothing and kit suitable for the time of year and weather conditions.

 

Saturday 8th / Sunday 9th October

RYA Powerboat Level 2 (PBL2) - course is full 

 

Sunday 9th October

Club Sailing Day

John Codner Trophy Day: 4 races 3 to count

 

Saturday 15th October

Women on Water (WoW) instructor-led session.

For more information click here or contact Marcia and Toni at: [email protected]g

Dinghy Instruction: 'Improve your sailing' and 'Introduction to sailing' sessions

10.00 - 12.30 and 13.00 – 15.30
£10 per person per session
Available to book on LoveAdmin.

Dinghy instructor led sessions designed to cater for all abilities from complete beginner to people looking to practice Level 2 skills. Includes use of club boats.

 

Sunday 16th October

Club Sailing Day

Race series #2: Brass Monkey / Icicle / Frostbite: 11 races, 6 to count

 

Wednesday 19th / Thursday 20th October

Sailability - End of Season Regatta

 

Saturday 22nd October

WSC Safety Boat 1-day course

 

Junior Group session - 09:30 - 16:30

Open to all Junior's members for £15.00 and available to book on LoveAdmin.

Junior sailing session for members of the Junior Group. Session activities will be based on needs of those attending and weather conditions but with focus on RYA Youth Stage syllabus, learning new things, consolidating and practicing skills, developing friendships ad having fun through sailing.

Max group size 40. Bring a packed lunch, RYA Log Books and clothing and kit suitable for the time of year and weather conditions.

 

Sunday 23rd October

Club Sailing Day

Race series #3: Brass Monkey / Icicle / Frostbite: 11 races, 6 to count

 

Wednesday 26th / Thursday 27th October

Sailability Volunteer Training

 

Saturday 29th October

Dinghy Instruction: 'Improve your sailing' and 'Introduction to sailing' sessions

10.00 - 12.30 and 13.00 – 15.30
£10 per person per session
Available to book on LoveAdmin.

Dinghy instructor led sessions designed to cater for all abilities from complete beginner to people looking to practice Level 2 skills. Includes use of club boats.

Albacore Open - more details to follow

November

 

Saturday 5th November

Working Party at the club

Roll your sleeves up with your fellow members and come and put some love back into your club. No skills required, just old clothes and a packed lunch.

No lake activities on a Working Party day!

 

Sunday 6th November

Club Sailing Day

Race series #5: Brass Monkey / Icicle / Frostbite: 11 races, 6 to count

 

Saturday 12th November

Dinghy Instruction: 'Improve your sailing' and 'Introduction to sailing' sessions

10.00 - 12.30 and 13.00 – 15.30
£10 per person per session
Available to book on LoveAdmin.

Dinghy instructor led sessions designed to cater for all abilities from complete beginner to people looking to practice Level 2 skills. Includes use of club boats.

 

Women on Water (WoW) instructor-led session.

For more information click here or contact Marcia and Toni at: [email protected]g

 

Introduction to Navigation - This course is now fully booked. More coming!

A short, informal course led by Yachtmaster Ivor Keates to provide an introduction to small boat navigation and pilotage. 

The aim of this "mini-course" is to provide an introduction to small boat navigation and pilotage. It is aimed at those who would like some idea of what's involved in navigating a small boat at sea, in reasonable conditions, perhaps before taking a RYA Day Skipper course. It will also be suitable for anybody who has done a course already but feels they would benefit from a refresher.

The main focus will be on Tides and Chartwork, with some reference to electronic aids where appropriate.

 

Sunday 13th November

Club Sailing Day

Race series #6: Brass Monkey / Icicle / Frostbite: 11 races, 6 to count

 

Thursday 17th November

Whitefriars Sailing Club 54th Annual General Meeting 2022

Zoom joining instructions will be given in a Club email prior to the AGM.

Agenda is posted in the Clubhouse.

 

Sunday 20th November

Club Sailing Day

Race series #7: Brass Monkey / Icicle / Frostbite: 11 races, 6 to count

 

Sunday 27th November

Club Sailing Day

Race series #8: Brass Monkey / Icicle / Frostbite: 11 races, 6 to count

 

 

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