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School sailing taster day 3

Wet play. The forecast didn't look as promising for day 3 of the school taster sessions. Will Howitt (one of our dinghy instructors) moved the initial briefing under cover in the club house ground floor. By the time the briefing was over the children couldn't wait to get out onto the water despite the continuing rain. Their enthusiasm was rewarded when the sun came out (briefly) and a gentle breeze blew down the river, More »

Published 14:33 on 23 Sep 2020

School sailing taster day 2

Day 2 of the school sailing tester sessions brought more wind but less sun. The children initially seemed a little more apprehensive but Will quickly engaged them with competitive dinghy paddling and they were soon raring to head out. Reefing the main-sails avoided unintentional capsizes and the children impressed us all with how quickly they grasped the essentials and they were soon speeding along in their dinghies. More »

Published 13:12 on 22 Sep 2020

School sailing taster day 1

The weather was perfect for day 1 of the school taster sessions. While we waited for the wind to arrive, the children enjoyed a competitive paddle race around a buoy and practiced capsizing. A gentle breeze arrived in time for them to spend the majority of their time out on the river putting theory into practice, with great results. Thanks to all involved. More »

Published 13:07 on 21 Sep 2020

Family introduction to sailing sessions

We had six families/couples take up the offer of beginner or improver Family Introductory Courses during August. These are two sessions of three hours each to enable beginners or those with a little experience to learn the basics of sailing. They can also help parents wanting to teach their children to sail. Will Howitt was the instructor for these sessions. If anyone would like additional instruction during or outside monitored sessions please More »

Published 11:50 on 1 Sep 2020

Rescuing the Wanderer during storm Francis

Unfortunately the Wanderer on the mooring adjacent to the club house capsized during storm Francis. The strong wind and waves pounded the boat's mast into the mud so that when a rescue mission was launched it took multiple attempts before the mast was extracted from the creek mud. The boat was pulled clear using a harness formed by joining together the painter and the main sheet which was secured to the mast through the centre-board More »

Published 09:37 on 28 Aug 2020

Volunteers needed for Monitored sailing

Are you looking for a way to get more involved with SGBA club activities? Perhaps you've enjoyed recent Monitored Sailing and racing sessions, and you'd like to ensure these events keep going? If so please volunteer as a Monitor. No prior experience is needed for the shore based monitor. We will brief you in advance and check all is well on the day. To volunteer, choose a session from the list of up-coming Monitored More »

Published 11:43 on 21 Aug 2020

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10:30 - Monitored Sailing - CANCELLED

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14:30 - Monitored Sailing

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