Sailing and Bellboating Evenings (Scouts)

Sailing Taster Sessions at Green Withens

Evening sailing and bellboating sessions at Green Withens. Participants will take to the water both in one of our larger sailing dinghies, and in one of our bellboats. An experienced helm will be on hand in each craft and all participants will take part in both activities.

Where: At the West Yorkshire County Scouts Green Withens Watersports Centre.
When: Tuesday evenings 7pm until 9pm, from mid June until the end of July. 
Cost: Only £10 per head. Payments by cheque or BACS 28 days before the visit to confirm numbers and allow us to arrange staff.
How to book: Ring 0330 094 8050 or e-mail to book your group session.

COVID-19: All bookings are subject to any local and national restrictions in place at the time of the session and guidance from HQ/ the NYA. Bookings are also subject to our ability to find sufficient people to safely run the activities. Our latest COVID-19 information can be found at

Essential information: 
Participants should be able to swim 50m as per Scout rules. (If you have any non- swimmers who would like to go afloat, please discuss it with us in advance.) 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 over trousers or similar windproof outer garments and a woolly hat are necessary. Old trainers or similar soft footwear, with socks should be worn. Shorty wetsuits may be fine on the beach but are not usually suitable for Green Withens unless worn with other clothing. 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.
Groups are to be accompanied by sufficient leaders to meet the correct ratios and are responsible for operating the Scout InTouch scheme. They must have all the relevant contact details and health declarations. Form FS120081, which is downloadable from is ideal for this purpose. The team leader at Green Withens must be informed of any relevant medical information or special needs.

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