The new Junior Sailing programme is all set to start this Saturday, 1st October 2016 from 13h00 to 16h30
Therefore calling ALL JUNIORS those that have been with the programme the past two seasons and anyone new please come and join our NEW LETS GO SAILING SEASON.
OUR JUNIOR PROGRAMME is to introduce children 8-13 years of age to Optimist and RS Tera sailing in front of RNYC @ high tide.
These courses will be an Intro to Sailing (Basic knots, Rigging & parts of boat)
As well as those that have already been sailing GO (Basic Knots, Rigging & Parts of boat, Wind Direction)
& START Sailing (as per previous with Wind Direction, Sailing Reach, Beat, Run) .
Numbers are limited to approx. 10 children on these days. Due to the availability of boats.
This season will see us rigging up our MIRROR and GYPSY These boats will be able to take an adult and a couple of children at once.
Adding additional space for juniors and will also allow parents to join in.
Please be advised that this season every person will be required to fill in indemnity forms. This is for record purpose. Should you not have filled this form
you will be required to before your child can sail.
Should you have your own boat and life jacket please bring them along and we’ll teach you to rig up and go sailing.
Oppies and RS Tera’s, life jackets & course notes are supplied on these days.
If you are interested in Joining the sailing on any of the days advertised Please ensure that you are on time for the course as we are restricted by the tides on these days. Rather be early. All Juniors have to assist in rigging and de-rigging as this is part of learning the skills of sailing and responsibility.
Please ensure that your children when attending have extra clothes and a towel as they will be getting wet. Sun block, hat and sand shoes should they have.
PAYING IT FORWARD:
I am happy to say that Royal Natal Yacht Club has been allocated funding from SAS to progress with our Junior Lets Go Sailing Programme.
I would like to Thank all that assisted in this endeavour.
Thank you all those that still contribute to assisting and expanding our programme. Should anybody wish to contribute with donations/funds/or your time and skills to this programme please Contact Graham Rose or myself.
This programme runs with volunteers that have a love for SAILING and passing their knowledge to the next generation. Lets pay it forward.
Please keep a look out on the NOTICE BOARDS and NEWS LETTERS. We will also be sending out emails or SMS/Whats apps etc. during the weeks to remind all of these dates and times. Should you wish to be informed on a more personal note Please send me your email/cell numbers so that I can let you know dates and times.
We would like to introduce those that have started to learn the basics to start with mini race courses. These races will be taken as part of Royal’s Sailing season and will go towards trophies at the end of the years prize giving. So LETS GO SAILING and have a FUNZUNSAIL Season.
We have a nice little group of sailors that are progressing as the weeks go by. I will know start taking these youngsters to the next level and will introducing them to the rules and procedures of racing, we would also like to introduce them to sailing in our Dinghy Series that runs on every second month for three weekends on a Saturday. Any of the Juniors are welcome to charter the boats on these days. (Please NOTE this will be under my supervision and at my discretion only.)
OUR NEXT COURSE DATES ARE :
Saturday : 1st October 2016 : 13:00 to 17:00 (High Tide 16:05 2m)
Saturday : 15th October 2016 : 13:00 to 16:00 (High Tide 15:15 2.2m)
Saturday : 29th October 2016 : 13:00 to 16:00 (High Tide 15:10 1.9m)