The new sailing season is just about to start. So, time to write to me, Elaine, at email@example.com to enrol any juniors who are interested in lessons. Fun on and off the water. RYA certificates, learn how to sail a boat, capsize it and make friends. Join in with racing.
The block of 9+1 sessions start on the weekend of 20th/21st April. Sessions run on either Saturdays or Sunday between 10:30am and 13:00, culminating in the Junior regatta on Sunday 26th May followed by the move to Stonehaven. The last session before the summer holidays will be on 22nd/23th June. There will be a further session on 24th/25th August(after summer holidays) to encourage all to join in with club racing.
The block of 10 lessons will cost £120 to keep our ageing fleet of club boats going. Juniors have to be ASYC members (Junior membership £35).
All the sessions are taught by volunteers. These sessions would not run without their boundless enthusiasm and hard work. We ask that parents remain on site during the sessions and help run the sessions I need willing volunteers to drive/crew power boats, be beach master, help launch boats, look after the galley and keep the club boats in tip top shape (any offers?)We also hope to offer some parent sailing alongside the Juniors this year, utilising our larger club boats. However, this will be weather dependent and at the discretion of the Senior Instructor on the day – we need to ensure that safety cover is adequate for the Juniors and all helper positions are filled. More information on this at a later point.
Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis, but preference will be given to returners and last year’s club members, but we find places for new members too, so don’t be shy putting your name forward, even if you are not a current club member. We try hard to find a boat for everyone who applies.
The summer week is scheduled for 12th-16th August (followed by the club Open regatta on 17th/18th August). This will cost £100 per nose this year. Registration for this will be in May – we will try hard to fit in as many kids in the Junior lesson program as possible – just need to find enough boats, RIBs and instructors.
The Parental Consent form for the junior lessons and the Membership form are attached.
Deadline for lesson registration: 9th February 2019
Membership and lesson fees can be paid after a place has been offered, but needs to be paid prior to the first lesson.