Adult Level 2 Dinghy Course

It has been necessary to delay delivery of this course to later in the season, most probably September. All those who have booked will be contacted by the office.

The Adult RYA Level 2 Dinghy course combines the Level 1 (Start Sailing) and the Level 2 (Basic Skills) courses into a 5 day course. On completion of the course a novice should have sufficient knowledge to rig, launch and recover a sailing dinghy, sail round a triangular course, pick up a mooring, carry out a man overboard recovery and right a capsized dinghy. They will also have a knowledge of what to wear, weather, tides, the 5 essentials, points of sail etc.

This course is extremely popular and spaces are limited. To request a place please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. giving your name, DOB and a brief resume of your sailing experience or qualifications. A place on the course will be confirmed by email.


Registration
Registration will take place on the first evening of the course. You should bring with you a completed Application Form, a completed Medical Declaration Form and a cheque, made out to Helensburgh Sailing Club, for the full amount of the course fee.


Membership of HSC
Non-members of HSC can attend this course and will be granted temporary membership for the duration of the course. See the "About" page for details of HSC membership options.

Training Dates and Times
Fridays 14th and 28th July (18.00 to 21.00), Saturdays 15th and 29th July and Sundays 16th and 30th July (09.00 to 16.00)

Note: Friday evenings are non-sailing.

Course Cost
The cost of the course is £200. This includes all necessary RYA course literature.

Clothing
As dinghies are launched from a slipway and a capsize recovery is part of the course, getting wet is inevitable and as the water temperature in summer struggles to reach 12 degrees C you are strongly advised to wear a wetsuit or drysuit. Please note that HSC does not provide these. As a wetsuit does not provide warmth when not in the water you should also be in possession of a lightweight waterproof and windproof jacket or sailing oversuit to be worn when required. Suitable footwear should be worn eg, wetsuit boots or old trainers. Welly boots are not suitable and must not be worn.
Buoyancy aids will be provided for those not having their own. Manual/Automatic lifejackets are not suitable for dinghy sailing and must not be worn.
Please bring with you:

  • A packed lunch and snacks. Hot drinks will be provided.
  • A towel and complete set of dry clothes including shoes.
  • Sunscreen and a sunhat.
  • Any medicines, detailed on the Medical Consent form, in a named container that includes the dosage.

Junior Summer Week

 

The Summer sailing week course is for those children who have no sailing experience or already hold RYA Start Sailing Stage 1.

This course is extremely popular and spaces are limited.  To request a place on the course please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. giving your child’s name, DOB and a brief resume of their sailing experience or qualifications.

Registering

To secure a place please return a completed application form, medical form and payment.

Training Dates

Monday 17th July - Friday 21st July 09.15 to 16.45

Course Information

Training will start at 09.15 with students changed and dressed to go on the water. The boats will be off the water by 16.15 with students able to be collected at 16.45. Please ensure your child is collected promptly.  Instructors are not free to leave until all children have been collected. Instructional staff will be available from 09.00.

All students must be signed in/out of HSC. An instructor will be available in the foyer to assist with this.

Students should have their own wetsuits and wear appropriate footwear (welly boots are not to be worn).  As a wetsuit does not provide warmth when not in the water students MUST be in possession of a lightweight windproof and waterproof jacket or sailing oversuit to be worn when weather conditions dictate. 

Buoyancy aids will be provided for those not having their own.  Own buoyancy aids will be checked for fit and condition.  Those whose are deemed unsuitable will be provided with a club one.

All students must be in possession of a complete change of dry clothing, shoes and towel.

Course Fee and Membership

The course fee is £200 and temporary membership of HSC is granted for the duration of the course. For under 12s this is Non-Sailing Parent membership for a parent/guardian as well as for the child - see the "About" page for full details of HSC membership options.

Junior Race Training - Thursday evenings (8 - 16 years old)

NOTE: There are a few vacancies left on this course.

The Thursday evening race training course is for those children who already hold RYA Start Sailing Stages 3 or 4. This course provides an introduction to the basics of racing for those just starting out, or skills to a higher level for those who have already started club racing.

This course is extremely popular and spaces are limited. To request a place on the course please email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. giving your child’s name, DOB and a brief resume of their sailing experience or qualifications.

For those children allocated a place a registration evening will be held on Monday 1st May. Parents/Guardians should attend the registration evening from 1900 - 2000 (drop in) bringing with them a completed Application Form and Medical Declaration Form, a cheque made out to Helensburgh Sailing Club for the full amount and any sailing logbooks of the named child.

Training Evenings
Thursdays 11th May - 29th June, then Summer Break, then Thursdays 24th August - 28th September.


Course Information
Training will start at 1730 with students changed and dressed to go on the water. Training will cease at 1900. The students will then take part in the club racing from 1900 to about 2100.

Instructors will accompany them and provide on-the-water coaching. Please ensure your child is collected promptly. Instructors are not free to leave until all children have been collected. Instructional staff will be available from 1700. All students must be signed in/out of HSC. An instructor will be available in the foyer to assist with this.

Students should have their own wetsuits and wear appropriate footwear (welly boots are not to be worn). As a wetsuit does not provide warmth when not in the water students MUST be in possession of a lightweight windproof and waterproof jacket or sailing oversuit to be worn when weather conditions dictate.

Buoyancy aids will be provided for those not having their own. Own buoyancy aids will be checked for fit and condition. Those whose are deemed unsuitable will be provided with a club one. All students must be in possession of a complete change of dry clothing, shoes and towel.

Course Fee and Membership
The course fee is £100.00
Parents of children under 12 on 1st March 2017 must have membership of HSC.
Students over the age of 12 on 1st of March 2017 must take out Cadet membership if their parents are not members of HSC. Full membership details are available on this website.

See the right-hand bar for the forms to be completed.

Junior Training - Monday evenings (8 - 16 years old)

NOTE: this course is now fully booked for ALL stages. We will, however, maintain a Waiting List. There are still a few vacancies on the Thursday Race Training course.

The Monday evening course is for those children who have no sailing experience or already hold RYA Start Sailing Stages 1 - 3. Children who already have Stage 3 and are working towards Stage 4 should note that training will take place in crewed boats - privately owned single handers cannot be used.

This course is extremely popular and spaces are limited. To request a place on the course please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. giving your child’s name, DOB and a brief resume of their sailing experience or qualifications.


Registration Evening
For those children allocated a place a registration evening will be held on Monday 1st May. Parents/Guardians should attend the registration evening from 1900 - 2000 (drop in) bringing with them a completed Application Form and Medical Declaration Form, a cheque made out to Helensburgh Sailing Club for the full amount and any sailing logbooks of the named child.

Training Evenings
Monday 8th May to Monday 26th June; and Monday 21st August to Monday 25th September. (1730 - 2030)

Course Information
Training will start at 1730 with students changed and dressed to go on the water. The boats will be off the water by 2000 with students able to be collected about 2030. Please ensure your child is collected promptly. Instructors are not free to leave until all children have been collected. Instructional staff will be available from 1700.

All students must be signed in/out of HSC. An instructor will be available in the foyer to assist with this. Students should have their own wetsuits and wear appropriate footwear (welly boots are not to be worn). As a wetsuit does not provide warmth when not in the water students MUST be in possession of a lightweight windproof and waterproof jacket or sailing oversuit to be worn when weather conditions dictate.

Buoyancy aids will be provided for those not having their own. Own buoyancy aids will be checked for fit and condition. Those whose are deemed unsuitable will be provided with a club one.
All students must be in possession of a complete change of dry clothing, shoes and towel.

Course Fee and Membership
The course fee is £150.00
Parents of children under 12 on 1st March 2017 must have membership of HSC.
Students over the age of 12 on 1st of March 2017 must take out Cadet membership if their parents are not members of HSC. Full membership details are available on this website.These sessions are hugely popular and early booking is essential to avoid disappointment!

See the right-hand bar for the forms to be completed.