The topic for Saturday Sailing on 30/09/17 is mark rounding led by Laurie Dengate. Start time is 9.30 rigging for an on-the-water start of 10am.
HW08:09 depth 4.11m
The weekend's activities in numbers.
Saturday sailing is open to all club members from beginners/improvers to those club members who just want to sail with a Power Boat around or want some input from club Instructors ( Cost for on water sessions is £5pp paid to club funds + boat hire if App). Note the will be no Saturday sailing on 12th and 26th August.
Details of the sessions from August through to the end of the season can be downloaded here.
Improvers will be on this Saturday, the wind is looking fair and Harvey will be taking the lead.
A thank you to Harvey and Dai who Volunteered and an on going thanks to Ian (+Andrew) for providing safety cover.
Unfortunately tomorrows Improvers session is cancelled. Hopefully normal service will be resumed next week, however volunteers to run sessions are still required.
PS sorry for the short notice.
Instructors and volunteers to run the Improvers sessions for the rest of the season. Improvers is planned to run through to the end of the sailing season, to allow this to happen help is required, if there are any Instructors or experienced sailors wish to help out / run sessions on a Saturday morning or if you want further information or want to chat through what is involved please contact Laurie ASAP (firstname.lastname@example.org).
A volunteer to run the session on the 10th Sept is urgently required (Mags has offered to assist), if a volunteer is not forthcoming this session will have to be cancelled.
Check out the Improvers having fun. If you want to practice honing your sailing then these sessions are fantastic. Check the Events calendar for when sessions are running.
The dates for Improvers for the month of July are:
2nd Jul- Boat handling skills including (weather permitting) the sails and hull to steer the boat. HWS (5m) @ 11:19
9th July- Seamanship skills – manoeuvring, Coming along side, MOB, Picking a mooring, Leeshore. LWN (1m) @ 10:22
16th July -NO IMPROVERS – CLUB Memorial Weekend (OPEN). Come and Race both on Saturday and Sunday the 17th (Ask if you want Support or advice) See web page for details.
23rd July- Boat handling and Seamanship theme continued. LWN (0.7) @ 09:25.
30th July- General skills and supervised free sailing. HWS (4.7m) @ 09:56
Sessions will start at 0930 there will some short theory sessions included but typically we will have a ready to sail target time of 1000 (launch time is tide dependant).
Volunteers always wanted to run or support these sessions, if you feel you can help please contact Laurie Dengate.
Saturday the 25th July saw many sailors on the water.
A party of twelve went there and back on a shorter-than-planned cruise due to the lack of wind at Hampton and then inclement weather (hail, rain, thunder & lightening). Nonetheless the wind eventually picked up and the sail back was great fun. Thanks to Tony S. for organising. Ian M. has posted some great photographs on the Herne Bay Sailing Club - Members' Forum facebook group.
The shore was busy with two groups of sailors taking RYA level 1 and 2 with Richard de L. and Doug W., and a large group of improvers were talked through a demonstration of the sail controls on double- and single-handed boats by Laurie D. and Harvey B. Eventually everyone got on the water and put what they had learned into practice. The newly-improved winch made it easy to get all the heavier boats and the safety boats back onto shore.
The Improver Sessions for the remainder of this month and June are:
Dai is taking the lead on these 3 session and they will have an intro to racing theme. The sessions are open to all level of sailors, you don’t have to be a racer to take part as they are all about improving boat handling and sailing efficiently. Sessions will start at 0930 there will some short theory sessions included but typically we will have a ready to sail target time of 1000.