RYA Sail Training
Our RYA training follows the RYA method and is delivered by the Club’s instructors. The dinghies used are Laser Picos and where appropriate Laser Bahias and GP14s. A safety boat will be on the lake at all times.
We are a RYA Recognised Training Centre so the course follows the RYA syllabus and method and appropriate publications.
The charge for the Level 2 course is £120.00 which includes publications and certificates.
Juniors under 16 will require that the parent/guardian must be present at the club during the course.
There is a discount of £10 for a parent and junior taking part in the same course.
Sail Experience Days
If you want a challenging introduction to sailing, we offer Dinghy Sailing Experience Days.
The experience day aims to provide a relaxed, fun sail taster session where you can learn the basics of sailing.
Dinghy Sailing Experience Days cost £35.00 per person.
F3 Sail Club
This is our junior sailing club, first introduced in 2017, that came about as a result of interest from the various scout and youth clubs that we support.
Focus is on fun and learning to sail in a small group under the guidance of our team of RYA instructors.
Sessions take place on eight consecutive Saturday mornings in July and August.
F3 Plus Sail Club
The F3 Plus club runs on Saturday afternoons and is designed for previous F3 Club participants that have achieved a basic standard of sailing.
The aim is to develop sailing skills and, for those interested, to participate in some racing.
We expect most F3 and F3 Plus participants will be under 12 years. A parent or responsible adult must be in attendance when the sessions take place.
Registration will be on a first come first served basis so email firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to reserve a place.
Note that we anticipate that not all participants will be able to attend all sessions due to holidays and other reasons so don’t be put off if a 2-week holiday precludes them attending a couple of sessions.
F3 and F3 Plus participants are restricted in number and are free although we do ask for at least one parent registers as a Volunteer Member at a cost of £36.00 per annum.
TDSWC volunteer members will not be expected to do anything but are welcome to do so.
Rigging and packing away boats, boat launching, issuing and washing sail clothing, manning the kettle and a variety of other small tasks all need to be done, so any help is appreciated to make the sessions run smoothly.