What will I be doing? For this two day beginners sailing course no previous sailing experience is needed, but applicants must be able to swim 50 metres. It will normally use our single handed Topper sailing dinghies, but we may also use our large Wayfarers or Laser Picos. Don’t worry; you will be closely supervised by a safety boat in case you have any problems.
When can I come? Choose from:
- [A] Sunday6thand Monday 7thMay.
- [B] Sunday 27th and Monday 28th May.
- [C] Sundays 1stand 8th July.
- [D] Sundays 2ndand 9th September.
We start at 9.00 am and finish at 4.00 pm.
How much will it cost? £36.00 which includes the RYA logbook and certificate.
Essential information: Participants should be able to swim 50m as per Scout rules. Everyone needs to bring a complete change of clothing and a towel. It is important to wear warm clothing for water activities, as it feels cooler on the water. Green Withens is situated high on the moors and is often colder than less exposed sites. Plenty of warm clothing and a waterproof jacket and overtrousers or similar windproof outer garments and a woolly hat are necessary. Old trainers or similar soft footwear, with socks should be worn. Wetsuits will be provided, but over trousers must be brought to protect them. If it happens to be warm and sunny don’t forget a sunhat and suntan lotion.
There is no drinking water on site, please bring your own drinks and snacks.