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Sunday, 30 July 2017

Beginner Start Racing and Intermediate Race Training 2017

We are on the run in to the end of the Tuesday Night Training sessions for this season with the last session being on Tuesday 8th August. The last few weeks have been great as everybody is starting to gain confidence and their ‘Sea Legs’ and enjoying being out on the water.


Our next set of training sessions are designed to take the basics of sailing that you have learnt and put them into context and we are running a Start Racing Course for those new to sailing and an Intermediate Race Training Course for those who have done a bit more. These sessions start in September. We hope to 'bottle' some enthusiasm and good stuff from the recent Tuesdays and keep you all sailing with these sessions through September and into October.


These Race Training sessions will start on the 9th September and will run for 5 Saturday sessions, these being; 9th, 16th, 30th September, then 7th and 21st October. We are also hoping to get everybody out on Sunday 17th September on the Tarn to join in with the Bart’s Bash race (@ 2.30pm) which is the largest sailing race in the world.


Each session starts at 11.30am, changed and rigged, (on the water at 12.00), and runs until 2.00.This allows time for those of you who feel up to joining in with the Club Races to have a quick break before the first Club race starts at 2.30. These training sessions will incorporate races for the Junior and Beginner Race Series as well.


The basic requirements to join in with the sessions are that people have access to a boat (either their own or a Club boat), and you that you can rig and launch the boat, sail a basic triangle course, recover and derig it afterwards and want to learn the basics of racing.


These sessions have been developed for people to apply their newly developed sailing skills into some more focused activities. This will further improve your sailing skills and competence and to introduce you to racing. These sessions will follow the RYA Start Racing syllabuses.


If you are interested please leave your name and contact e-mail address with the Training Team on Tuesdays or email training@yeadonsailingclub.co.uk




Neil McInnes and the Coaching Team

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Kick Start Training 2017

Struggling to remember the difference between a tack or a gybe, or how far you can tip the boat over in a roll tack, or even where you put everything the last time you sailed last Season ?????????

Well the Kick Start Sessions are just for you then!


These are informal sessions designed to get all members that can sail (both improvers and racers) back on the water with some general training so you can practice your key skills and to regain that sailing habit. It also gives you the chance to sort your boat out and get it out on the water after the winter layoff, or just get sailing again by borrowing a Club Boat.

There are 4 sessions in total, two sessions on Tuesdays, April 4th and 11th, starting at 6.30pm (on the water at 7.00) and two sessions on Saturdays, April 15th and 22nd, starting at 11.30 (on the water at 12.00).


We will be chasing the light on the two evening sessions so we will all have to be fairly efficient to make best use of the time before the sun sets!
Finally we have had some nice weather recently during the day but it does drops cold on an evening so please make sure you are wearing plenty to stay warm.


Then the following Tuesday (18th April) the normal Tuesday Night Training commence
This the main stay of the Club training and these sessions are designed to boost everybody’s confidence and their competence on the water and to introduce people to the joys of sailing
The Sessions start at 6.30pm to get boats ready for the briefing at 7.00pm finishing about 8.30pm and these sessions will run every Tuesday from the 18th April until the 8th August.



See you on the water




Neil McInnes and the Coaching Team


info@yeadonsailingclub.co.uk

Monday, 2 January 2017

Enthusiastic and Intrepid Sailors Brave the Cold for a New Years Day Sail

It was lovely to see an enthusiastic and intrepid group of YSC sailors welcome in the New Year on a blustery tarn to race for the Commodores bottle! It certainly blew away any 2016 blues and set a high standard for the 2017's season.  

The new Commodore roared home and in true tradition Andrew shared out the bottle between the friends and members who had gathered to support the racers and organise the fuddle. We all raised a toast to the New Year. 

Big thanks to Tony and to John S for OODing. Looking forward to the Tarns Yarns on January Tuesday 10th and the Laying up Supper on January 28th. 
Sarah. 

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Winter Walk Start Announced - Hebers Ghyll in Ilkley, 5th Feb 11am

Jo and Dennis will once again be organising  the annual winter hike, with an open invitation to club members and your family and friends to come and join us. The usual arrangements will prevail, with a walk of about 7 miles, starting at 11am.

The meeting place will be on the road side by Hebers Ghyll in Ilkley:
Google Maps:
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.9217622,-1.8489772,3a,75y,186.82h,74.64t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sZVTMH2jj5L-zS5z1lmoN-g!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

OS Bing Maps
https://binged.it/2iTOfsC

OS Grid Ref:
100 473

Bring along  your own food and drinks as required.

For more information ring 0113 2783671