Supported Sailing

Frequently asked Questions

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FAQs – Get Back on the Water – Supported Sailing Days – 1st, 2nd 3rd June  

Who can apply?

These supported sailing days are for members only, juniors and adults who want to get back on the water and practice their skills – it maybe a while since your last sail or training and you need some experienced members on hand to give friendly advice or reminders; or you just want the confidence of a safety boat on the water; or it maybe you don’t have your own boat and need the opportunity to use a club boat – whatever the reason we want to see you on the water.

Can I apply for all three days?

Yes, you can apply for all 3 days – however, to be fair to all members it may not be possible to offer all 3 days and you will be advised as soon as possible after the applications are received.

How will places be allocated?

Due to the current restrictions, we will be working to a total of 30 people on site so careful consideration will be given to the amount of volunteers available, the level and experience of the applicants and fair distribution of time on the water.

What will I be able to do?

Have fun on the water!  This is the main objective – however what you can achieve on the day will depend on the volunteers available but free sailing combined with some coaching; friendly advice from experienced sailors; some re-familiarization sailing with an instructor/experienced sailor will be available – see application form to book.  

Can visitors come to watch?

Unfortunately, due to limited numbers on site only sailors and one adult with juniors will be able to come. 

How do I book a boat?

The application form will ask for your requirements.

Is there a charge

How much will it cost?

There is no charge for the day or the hire of boats

Do I have to stay all day?

This is not a training event so it is not necessary to arrive or leave at a specific time, however places and boats will be allocated for a full day so if you have a place do make the most of it.

What club facilities are available?

  • Toilet Block – The ‘ladies’ loo will be open and to be used by one family at a time – same Covid protocol as before – Link to Covid Protocals
  • Changing rooms:  Changing rooms will be closed and where possible sailors should come dressed ready to go on the water, otherwise changing in the car will be necessary – a beach changing robe is a good idea if you have one – also having something to stand on while you get changed makes things much easier.
  • Showers:  showers are not open.
  • Club House:

The clubhouse will remain closed so you should plan to bring food and drinks with you – hot drinks if it is cold.  Seating areas will be appropriately spaced and social distancing of groups of no more than 6 must be observed when on shore; eating lunch etc.

What to bring:

As the clubhouse is closed you must be prepared to be outside for the duration of your day so please bring appropriate clothing for being on the water – waterproofs etc – remember it is often colder out on the water than it may seem on the shore.  Please bring changes of clothes in case you get wet; towels to dry yourself; appropriate footwear for the boat and of course sunscreen if it’s sunny.


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