PUSH THE BOAT OUT DAY SUNDAY 10TH MAY 2015

  • Interested in sailing?
  • Thinking about learning to sail?
  • Want to know more about your local Sailing Club ?
  • adults and families welcome – suitable for children from ages 6 years and above in light winds under parental supervision in the boats.

Then Come On Down !

WE OPEN OUR GATES TO THE PUBLIC FROM 10.30AM  TO 3PM

TASTER SAILS ON THE WATER – please email : secretary@croydonsailingclub.co.uk  with names and ages and preferred time  to visit so a timed taster sail can be allocated to you and save  some queueing.

A SIMULATOR BOAT  SET UP IN THE BOAT PARK  FOR YOU TO TRY  USING THE CONTROLS.

NAME PARTS OF THE BOAT COMPETITION AND MAKE A MODEL SAIL  BOAT FROM JUNK COMPETITION FOR CHILDREN

BBQ FOOD ON SALE PROVIDED BY COMPETENT CHEF OF LUNCH CLUB AT THE WATERSIDE CENTRE

A GREAT DAY OUT FOR ALL!

 

2015 Learn to Sail Courses


The Club will be running these courses in the spring for club members.

Persons who are new to sailing and the club  are offered an introductory temporary 6 month membership rate of  £30 single individual and  £40 family group rate; see the membership page for more details.

This entitles  a new member to undertake  courses this summer and come along to club clinics held on Wednesday and fortnightly Sunday afternoons throughout the summer- that’s a possible 20 sailing  sessions averaging £1.50 a time with use of club boats – its great value!

Training costs are very competitive compared to other London clubs. RYA trained instructors run the courses and we use our new Sport England Funded Laser Picos for  single hander training.

 

Dates:

RYA Level 1 certificate – 2 Day course- course- Sat 2nd May and Sunday 3rd May

RYA Level 1 certificate – 2 Day course- course  Sat 23rd May and Sunday 24th May.

RYA Level 2 certificate – 2 Day course – course  Sat 20th June  and  Sunday 21st June

RYA Level 1 certificate – 2 Day course- course- Sat 11th  and Sunday 12th July

from 9.30 to 5.30pm each day –   cost £100,  so please register your interest.

 

 

 

For all courses email : secretary@croydonsailingclub.co.uk  giving your name, age and course preference.

Picos prove popular boats in gusty winds

Its  the 11th January; its cold, around 5 degrees Celsius  and the winds forecast to  gust up to 27 miles per hour,  that’s force 6 !

Club members, looking forward to a sail but not a ducking in the water,  decided to take out club  picos instead of their own dinghies as they are very stable.

There were 3 capsizes, but the  dinghies are easy to right and  so the sailors were back  in the race.

Congratulations to Michael our winner  and all  six competitors who defied the weather .

“It was great fun, I enjoyed it”, commented Tony. ” I will definitely take a pico out again when there are  in strong winds on the lake”.

The Club now plans to have  a special Pico race event in March .

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Match Racing: 15 March 2015

In a change to our published schedule, Sunday, 15 March 2015 will be Croydon Sailing Club’s first official Match Racing day!

Rather than a regular fleet race, our inaugural Match Racing day will see with members going one-on-one in a series of short head-to-head races in the club’s new Picos, with the sole aim of using their skills and knowledge of the race rules (you do all remember the race rules, don’t you?) to out-sail and outsmart their opponent in any way they can to gain advantage and win the race.

The event is open to all members, so we look forward to seeing you there!