.HERNE BAY SAILING CLUB
RYA Dinghy Instructors Course
10th – 14th July 2017
HBSC will be Running an RYA Dinghy Instructor course 10th – 14th July 17*
Full Club Members - £150
Non Members - £300
Cadets - £150
General Committee are offering a £50 Bursary to HBSC Cadets. Applications should be in writing to the HBSC Commodore.
For Application forms or more information please contact Laurie Dengate (email on Dutyman) or contact us via form below.
*This is a 50hr course there will be some prep work.
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Saturday 29th April saw 12 members instructed in the skills needed for good safety boat support, ably taught by Allan, Dave, Doug and Laurie. The feedback below from the participants says it all. If you'd like to take part in the next course, email the club or speak to Doug Whiteoak.
The HBSC Safety Boat Course was very enjoyable informative and very worthwhile. It was a great refresher for both power boat 2 and experienced helms as well as good experience for those who wanted to gain confidence in carrying out power boat duties. In particular the focus on recovering crew and capsize club boat types was very good.
What a great day thank you to everyone. I was very anxious about what to expect today however, I have left the course feeling a lot more informed on the subject and I had so much fun whilst learning. Thank you everyone again.
I would like to pass on my thanks to all those who ran the safety boat course today. It was very informative and well structured. I found the input addressed all of the salient points and this was backed up by extremely good practical sessions. In my opinion, the course achieved its serious objectives in a manner that was friendly and inclusive. The whole day was good fun and appeared to be enjoyed by all of the participants.
I thought the training session was fantastic, it was really well organised and the delivery was great on the theory sessions. The practical session was really good, very informative and again, really well delivered. Overall a superb day, huge thanks to Doug, Allan, Dave and Laurie.
Really enjoyed the training day yesterday. Thought it was pitched at the right level and extremely well presented.
Excellent course, which I thoroughly recommend to all members who take on safety boat duties whether as a refresher or to learn about safe recovery of people and boats for the first time. Really enjoyable day thanks to Allan, Dave, Doug, Laurie and everyone else on the course.
Richard and Dai are offering to run some Race Officer training. This is an essential duty without which racing would not be possible. It is really not difficult and you can get experience as an Assistant Race Officer before taking full responsibility for running a race. Or you may just be interested in what goes on in the race hut.
If you are interested please contact Dai or Richard (contact details on Dutyman) and they will fix dates to suit you.
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 applicable at £5 for single-hander or £10 for double-hander.
Dates as per the programme, 0930 for an on water Start Time of 1000.
Doug, Allan and Dave have volunteered to run HBSC Safety Boat training for members with Power Boat level 2 or equivalent experience. The only cost to members is their time, these will be run on Saturdays along with the improvers & for members who can't make Saturdays we will arrange Sunday morning <Tide permitting> also in special cases possibly a week day. If you are interested then sign up sheets have been posted on the club house notice board. Members who cant make it down to the club can let Allan, Dave or myself know via E mail or phone so we can add there name to the list.
NB contact details for Allan, Dave and Doug are available via Dutyman.
Congratulations to six new RYA Level 1 graduates. After four Saturday mornings of training in a variety of weather conditions, all students graduated as Level 1 double-handed sailors. We hope to see the group early next season to complete Level 2 and to sail with the Saturday morning Improvers group.
Today saw three new sailors arrive at the club for day 1 of RYA Level 1 Start Sailing. While the weather was perfect for experienced sailors--blowing Force 4, gusty and from the SW--it was going to be a challenge for those with little on-the-water experience. Nonetheless they went out in Wayfarer Stargazer with Dai helming for a taste of broad reaching in the morning.
It was a busy day at HBSC with three training sessions running simultaneously and some 30 people at the club during the morning.
Allan, Doug and David were running the first day of a RYA Powerboat 2 course, Andy and Richard were running RYA Level 1 and 2 dinghy sailing respectively and Laurie was putting the Improvers through their paces.
By the time everyone was ready to go on the water, it was blowing a gusty force 4 and the level 1 and 2 dinghy sailors de-rigged and went inside for tea and a bit more theory. Two powerboats went ahead with the PB training and the Improvers pulled all their strings tighter and launched. Laurie had intended to do beam reaching and to get us to practise using body movements and the hulls to accelerate around the marks. We left the briefing muttering lean out, sail out... lean in, sail in...lean out, sail out. However, the conditions were such that staying upright became everyone's priority and the marks never left Humber. There were some fast reaches, a few capsizes and some boats were towed home giving the PB2 trainees some unexpected safety experience. Nonetheless everyone returned to the slipway with smiles on their faces and without breaking or losing anything.
Thanks to everyone who assisted on the shore and water today and to all the instructors.
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.
A cancellation means there is one space available on a RYA powerboat level 2 course starting Saturday 2nd July. The second day of the course is the 23rd July. It could also suit someone who has PB2 but has had no practice and wants a brush up. All training courses are open to members and non-members.
Email the training team firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to know more or would like to sign up.