Maylandsea Bay S.C. Sail Training
At Maylandsea Bay S.C. we can offer a good dinghy-training package for the complete novice member and to those who want to learn more. You don’t even need to own a boat, as the club has its own training fleet of small dinghies (Picos) along with a small training fleet of larger dinghies (Wayfarers). Added to this, some of our more experienced sailors will be on hand to pass on their expertise. Training is for club members for anyone from eight upwards – we have no upper age limit but you should be able to swim and be confident if you do happened to fall in the water.
A parent or guardian must accompany all youngsters up to the age of 16
Sailing is a great outdoor sport, whether it’s just to learn something new or challenge yourself. Not only can we teach you to sail in a competent manner, as you get more experienced, we can also teach you to race around our short courses, as this is where the confidence grows.
All the on water training takes place in the safe waters in front of the club, safety boats with experienced crews will be watching and offering advice to improve your skills.
To get people started the club can lend people life jackets/buoyancy aids and a water proof top. Some of you may already have suitable clothing but if you haven’t, then the club has an abundance of pre-loved clothing for you to borrow.
The waters are tidal but as we are at the end of a sheltered creek the flow is not as great as you might find in other locations making it a good place to start your enjoyment of sailing. Please note that Lifejackets must be worn at all times near or on the water (we have a number of lifejackets should you need to borrow one). If you are just starting out with sailing, training takes place on Saturdays, (around 7 sessions), with the dates and times shown in the sailing club programme. The normal format of a session is briefing and drills ashore, on the water session, briefing and refreshment break, more sailing and then debrief and pack away. Depending on conditions a session lasts around 5 to 6 hours. The galley is open for refreshments.
We do charge a small fee, to help maintain the boats, prizes of for the regatta in September. however if you wish to try sailing before you join, then this can be arranged.
Our Training officer with many years experience, both as a trainer and sailor is Paul Wilkinson Aka WILKS. For further information contact; Paul Wilkinson
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