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 UYC Members Training 2016

At UYC we offer a varied training program for juniors & adults members, from beginners to those with more experience following the RYA sailing scheme. We are also in the fantastic position this year of having a variety of club boats for members use so everyone has the opportunity to join in. We hope to offer the following over the year:

Race Office Training – specific for UYC, run by members, to help other members get to grips with running racing, or assisting in the race box. Dates are 16th & 30th April, please email Charley Steel if you are interested

RYA Youth Scheme for juniors (8 – 16 years)

•    Stage 1        Basic understanding of how a boat sails and sailing under supervision in light winds.
•    Stage 2        Developing a range of sailing skills and becoming a confident sailor.
•    Stage 3        Rigging, launching and being able to sail independently in moderate conditions.
•    Stage 4        Developing the skills to sail a double-handed boat as crew or helm.

RYA National Sailing Scheme for Adults and 16+
•    Start Sailing   An introduction to the sport how to get afloat and sail under supervision in light winds.
•    Basic Sailing  Developing sailing skills and becoming a competent sailor in lighter winds.
•    Better Sailing Consolidating skills and introducing some new skills from the advanced modules.

Advance Modules for all ages
 •    Racing                                 From Club racing to Regattas – all you need to know. 
 •    Seamanship Skills                How to handle the boat in all circumstances.
 •    Sailing with Spinnakers        Everything you need to know about sailing with asymmetric/conventional spinnakers.
We will be running three courses this year:

Course A    Training weekend                  10am to 4pm                 7th & 8th  May
Course B    Saturday morning course      10am to 12 noon            21st, 28th May, 4th, 18th June    
Course C    Saturday morning course      10am to 12 noon            3rd, 10th,17th and 24th  Sept

To attend any of these courses you must pre-book your place.  
There is a charge of £40 for each course when using your own boat and £60 when using a club boat.  If you want to discuss any of these courses please contact the UYC Sailing Development Officer, Charley Steel, email  Under 16s must have a responsible adult on site at all times during the courses to supervise them during lunch and breaks and in case they need to come off the water at any time.

Bookings for course A and B will be open from the beginning of April. Bookings for course A will close on 1st May and course B on the 15th May, Late applicants will only be accepted if there is space in suitable groups. Details and bookings for course C will be available later in the season after course B.

Unfortunately it is not possible to accommodate all levels for each course those that run will depend on demand.

During the year we will be also running:

RYA Power Boat Level 2 Course - Suitable for those wishing to helm a club safety boat - cost £25. For further details contact Robin Stanley 

RYA First Aid Course - First Aid in a boating environment - cost £25. For further information contact Clare Clarke

Details will also be available on the notice board in the clubhouse.

Application Forms

Application form for Courses A and B 2016Application form