Paul, Ian and colleagues are running a Laser training session on Sunday, 12th March, starting at 11.00 am up at the club. The session is primarily aimed at new Laser sailors, but any Laser sailor who fancies a refresher will be more than welcome.
The plan, depending on how time goes, is to cover rigging and tuning, basic manoeuvres, improving tacking and gybing, upwind and downwind technique and hiking. It is intended to complete the training session in time for the normal club race at 1.00 pm.
The new 2017 sailing programme gets underway this weekend (11/12 March) with the first of the season’s Saturday races. The Warm-up Series will start at 2.30 pm with a second race scheduled for 3.30 pm.
The Warm-up Series will continue on Sunday with a 1.00 pm start as usual.
The forecast looks reasonable, so a great opportunity to get your boat out on the water.
The Working Party on Sunday 5th March was a great success with a good turn out from members in less than ideal conditions. There was much cleaning, tidying and chopping and the club looks a lot better for it. There are still some more jobs to do so the plan is to do a couple more sessions before the club’s Open Day on 20th May.
Thanks again to everyone who managed to come along.
We’re thrilled that SWSC has received Royal Yachting Association Champion Club status.
The scheme, which means Scammonden has a “Centre of Excellence” status for junior race training and racing, validates what our Saturday Club is doing in encouraging new people to sailing and developing young sailors.
For many years the emphasis for our Training Centre has been to introduce new people to sailing and racing and develop their skills as competitive racers. We’re delighted the RYA supports what we are doing in awarding us with Champion Club status.
SWSC would like to thank all volunteers who contribute to the success of the Saturday Club and thank our new and young sailors who are doing brilliantly on the water.
SWSC has just been awarded the Royal Yachting Association’s OnBoard status. Read the full story.