Congratulations to Rainer, Gabi, David, Cathy, Mark, Paul, Joe, Amea, Anneliese and Brian: the first ever graduates of an official RYA Level 2 training course at Croydon Sailing Club!
After gaining recognition as an RYA Training Centre last year, instructors Denis and Neil, with senior instructor Simon Harding, put 10 CSC members through their paces over the May bank holiday weekend, refining the techniques they learned at Level 1 and teaching useful new skills including picking up a bouey (tying your dinghy to a fixed object), coming alongside (e.g. parking next to the safety boat) and man overboard (rescuing a person or object from the lake).
It was fantastic to see the amazing progression over the two-day course and a great weekend had by all.
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A big thanks to Rainer for the photos.
Six adults took part in the Clubs first training course for beginners using a combination of club and members boats over a period of four half days on two consecutive weekends. This period enabled racing to continue as normal and to take advantage of varying wind conditions so they had maximum time on the water. Our six adults can now come and use club boats on Wednesday evenings or join in Sunday racing as they can independently rig the club boats and control the dinghy on all points of sailing. On the last afternoon they undertook a follow my leader exercise followed by a short race. The leading boats had two metres distance apart at the finish line and screams of excitement were heard when the bell was rung. One happy novice responded ,” I would like to say thank you to Janice, Neil, Mike and Denis who made the course both totally accessible to all of us and also huge fun. We have all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and are very grateful to all the time you have given up for us.”
We look forward to seeing our new members joining in Wednesday and Sunday activities from now on.