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BOWMOOR SAILING CLUB – YOUTH SAILING

Bowmoor Sailing Club actively promotes sailing as a sport to young people who can learn to sail at Bowmoor in a range of suitable boats.  The Club encourages young people to progress within RYA pathway boats such as the Topper, Laser (both single handed dinghies) and the RS Feva (a double handed dinghy with spinnaker).  Bowmoor is also growing a very strong Byte fleet a modern single hander which is proving ideal for our youth sailors.

 

The Club provides RYA endorsed initial training for young people starting the sport and it has a growing Youth Flotilla for those that wish to progress in the sport to develop their skills as competent sailors and racers.  Ultimately, the Club seeks to build a life-long love with the sport of sail boat racing.

 

RYA ENDORSED INITIAL TRAINING

Complete Beginners – for young people wishing to start sailing, the Club runs a number of RYA Level 1 and Level 2 courses throughout the year for both members and non-members.  All equipment can be provided for these courses and young people will learn to sail in Laser Pico or Topper dinghies.  Courses are generally run during the school holiday periods from Easter through to October half term.  Initial training then takes a break for the colder months.

Full details on beginner courses are available from the Club Training Principle, Paul Watson or via the Club website.

We recommend that all young people complete the RYA endorsed training prior to joining the Youth Flotilla coaching programme.

 

BOWMOOR YOUTH FLOTILLA

2017 /2018 COACHING PROGRAMME

For the 2017 / 2018 season, we have put together a coaching programme drawing on the most popular activity from recent years whilst trying to build-in some new events with an emphasis on having fun at Bowmoor!

Once again, we intend to run Optibat, Optimist and single hander coaching groups.  In addition this year we are keen to encourage our more able young sailors to have a go at asymmetric sailing.

With record numbers of youth sailors enjoying the Bowmoor offerings over the spring and summer of 2017 I am keen that we support our enthusiastic sailors as we move onwards into Autumn and Winter.

In addition to the Bowmoor weekly club racing, the Sunday Youth hour of power (Sunday mornings between 10 and 11 am) and feature event such as Barts Bash I have added to the diary a number of autumn and winter coaching events.

Hopefully there will be something for you, if not do let me know! If you are not sure please do give me a ring / email and we can discuss.

Post Stage 2 coaching
For children who have recently completed their stage 2 and would now like to build their confidence and practice the skills learnt on the stage 2 course.
Dates are Sunday 24th September and Sunday October 15th, the second event will build on skills practiced at the first so preference given to those who can commit to both dates.

An additional date of October 8th has been created for children not able to book on the other 2 courses.

Cost is £25 per sailor per day, parents are required to stay on site and may be asked to help out on the day – bring your wellington boots!
Special offer – there will be no additional charge for the use of the club optibats for these coaching events.

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Autumn improver Optimist and Topper / Tera Coaching
For children who are confident in sailing and who would like to continue to improve their racing and boat handling skills.
Dates are Sunday 24th September and Sunday October 15th, the second event will build on skills practiced at the first so preference given to those who can commit to both dates.

Cost is £25 per sailor per day, parents are required to stay on site and may be asked to help out on the day – bring your wellington boots!

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Winter Feva Coaching
For confident sailors looking to develop their double hander and asymmetric sailing skills. Coaching will take a mix and match form with children sharing the helm and crew roles and sailing with different people to gain an appreciation of the skills and team work required to successfully sail a 3 sailed boat. We will use a mixture of club and privately owned fevas for this group.
Dates are October 28th & 29th, November 25th & 26th, December 16th &17th and January 20th & 21st . The coaching will be cumulative so I am looking for commitment to all the dates where possible. Cost will be £25 per sailor per day. Parents are required to stay on site and may be asked to help out on the day.

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Winter improver Optimist and Topper / Tera Coaching
For children who are confident in sailing and who would like to improve their racing and boat handling skills.
Same brief as the Autumn coaching, dates are November 5th, December 3rd, January 14th, March 4th.

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For all the sessions we are not looking to return a profit to the club just to cover costs so if numbers of sailors are high the fee per session will be reduced.

Heads up for the spring, pre camp coaching dates, these will be Saturdays, March 24th, April 21st, April 28th, Mat 5th and May 19th with youth camp running 30th May – 1st June inclusive, followed by the open meeting June 2nd.

Youth Manager & Optimist Flotilla Leader – Rachael Jenkins youth@bowmoor.co.uk

Topper Flotilla Leader – James Relph at duty-manager@bowmoor.co.uk

RS Feva Coordinator – Lucie Spurway at luciespurway@talktalk.net

BYTE Class Captain – Emily Watson at byte@bowmoor.co.uk