Training

TataLogo RYA Approved and Accredited Training Centre RYA Approved

The club is recognised by the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) as an approved training centre offering dinghy sailing, powerboat, safety boat, and 1st aid courses. Our instructors hold the appropriate RYA qualifications. Training and membership of the club is open to almost anyone. You do not need to be employed by Tata Steel, however, you will need to join the club first before starting a training course. Why not visit the club on a Sunday to gain an understanding of our activities. Any of our members will be able to direct you to one of our instructors.

Sailing / Windsurfing

These courses are suited for all levels of experience. Whether you are a complete beginner looking to find your sea legs, or a more experienced sailer looking to touch up your skills, you will find the courses fun and educational.

Racing

"Start Racing" courses are held in June and July, and will teach you the necessary rules you will need to know in order to take part in a sailing race.

Powerboat

RYA Powerboat / safety boat level 1 and 2 courses are held to ensure our sailing members have the necessary skills and knowledge to operate the patrol boats competently and safely. The courses prepare members for their roster duties, and provide a pathway to becoming dinghy instructors.

Sailing / Windsurfing

A mix of classroom and water based training is practiced during the whole course, commencing with a safety briefing and getting to know the dinghy. The aim is to get you on the water as soon as possible.

All trainees will achieve either RYA Level 1 or 2 qualifications, will be able to helm a dinghy safely and competently in good conditions, and have the ability to make the correct decisions on the water and onshore.

The sailing course covers:

  • The correct clothing / equipment
  • Safety on and off the water
  • Understanding the weather
  • Ropework
  • Rigging and boat preparation for sailing
  • Sailing and tacking
  • Sailing terminology
  • The 5 essentials - boat and sail handling
  • Sailing the triangular course
  • Basic rules of sailing
  • Coming alongside / pick up a mooring
  • Recover a man overboard
  • Taking a tow
  • Launching and landing - best approach
  • Capsize and recovery
  • An understanding of racing

Dinghy and Windsurfing Training includes 1st Year’s Membership

Please note that we may not be able to offer training or membership to persons with certain medical conditions, or perambulatory and certain other disabilities, It is important to discuss this when you first contact Jeremy Martin on 01656 861092.

Training Courses will normally be run over 4 days or equivalent hours.

Once training has been completed you are able to use the club boats in light wind conditions if they are not being used for training.

Racing

These courses will teach you what you need to know to compete in a sailboat race, and will cover all the rules that a racer will need to know.

Upon completion, you will be confident and competent at taking part in racing on the water. There is plenty of opportunity to discuss racing tactics, rules and general applications during our friendly racing series' and events

The course duration will be one day, with different aspects of racing being attended to on different courses

Contact our Training Principal (training@tatasteelsailing.org.uk) about Racing courses to find out more.

Dinghy Racing Training includes 1st Year’s Membership

Please note that we may not be able to offer training or membership to persons with certain medical conditions, or perambulatory and certain other disabilities, It is important to discuss this when you first contact Jeremy Martin on 01656 861092.

Powerboat

Powerboat Training is given to enable the support club sailing activities and includes 1st Year’s Membership

Please note that we may not be able to offer training or membership to persons with certain medical conditions, or perambulatory and certain other disabilities, It is important to discuss this when you first contact Jeremy Martin on 01656 861092.

Contact our Training Principal (training@tatasteelsailing.org.uk) about Powerboat training to find out more.

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