Sailing events scheduled

Learn to Sail Image Julie Hartwig

Learn to Sail Image Julie Hartwig

TCBYC will be holding the next junior school ‘learn to sail’ program during the school holidays in June and September.

We start with a two-day introductory session for kids who have never sailed before or have only a little boating experience, on 26 to 27 June,; this will let them have a go to see if they like this sport.

We will introduce the basic manoeuvres in our Status 19 training vessels, and if we find some natural sailors they can have a go in the single handed Laser Bug’s on day two.

The fees for this event are $25 per day, registration will on the first day at 9 – 9.30am with a safety briefing to follow at 9.30 – 10am, then on the water until lunch time. After lunch back on the water till about 3pm, when we will wash down the boats and find out what everyone thought about sailing.

We will continue through the second day in the same theme, with the more adventurous kids steering the boats or going single handed in the smaller boats.

You will need to bring hats, water bottles, spray jackets or something warm to wear if weather is cold, a change of clothes, towels etc, and we will provide life jackets and sailing instructors.

You can bring your own packed lunch or our café will be open for snacks and cold drinks. Parents are invited to watch from the club deck, while enjoying a coffee or lunch.

Spring session, September 18 – 21 will be a four-day, ‘Learn to sail’ course. This follows on from the June event but is more structured and introduces basic sailing techniques and sailing rules.

Cost will be $200 for four days, including TCBYC junior membership, insurance, how to sail book, and tuition fee.

After this event kids will be encouraged to keep up the skills learnt, throughout the summer sailing season on a Saturday morning (cost included).

In October:  There will be a free ‘Try Sailing Day’ for the general public. TBA. Followed by a “Discover Sailing Course” (Adults, fees apply) October to November.