TRAINING SPECIALS

Junior Race Coaching with James Scott

Race training with James Scott (2016 RYA 420 UK Male National Champion)

This course requires RYA Stage 3 and ideally holding at least one advanced module?

If so it’s time to put what you’ve learnt into practice on the racecourse!

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For details of our regular weekly and RYA holiday courses for juniors please go to the CHILDREN’S PAGE.

DINGHY TRAINING

We offer a variety of dingy training options to suit your level and your time constraints. For beginners we run regular sessions on Thursday evenings. Non-members are welcome to attend up to 2 Thursday session tasters at a cost of £10 each before joining as members.
Saturday morning Plain Sailing is the place for more competent sailors, at RYA level 2 and beyond. We also run Saturday Coached Racing sessions aimed at our regular racers.

For a more intensive approach, and for those who would like to get RYA certifications, we run 2 day weekend and 5 day weekday RYA level 1&2 courses. These are not included in the membership fee, but there is a discount for members.

See below for further details of all our adult dinghy training or

REGULAR DINGHY TRAINING

Thursday Evening Tasters (non-members) - From 1st July - 2nd September, 6.30-8.30pm

  • prior experience: none needed
  • open to: non-members (up to 2 sessions)
  • cost: £10 per session, refundable on joining

These sessions provide a relaxed opportunity for non-members to get out on the water in the same boat as an instructor. Whether you are new to sailing, have had your first taste on holiday or are returning to it after a break, this is the session for you. Sessions last approximately 45 minutes and there are typically 2 trainees in the boat with one instructor.  After your sail, join us in the clubhouse for a reasonably priced wholesome meal. The bar will be open and there will be plenty of people willing to answer your questions so that you can get a sense of what the club is about.

Thursday Evening Members Training - From 24 June - 2nd September, 6.30-8.30pm

  • prior experience: none needed
  • open to: members
  • cost: free

Open to all members, this is a great opportunity to really start working on your basic skills to help you get up to a good level of confidence and competence. Sessions last approximately 45 minutes and there are typically 2 trainees in the boat with one instructor. Each session is personalised to your needs, the aim being to help you work towards getting “checked out”. Once you’ve been checked-out, you can join in other training sessions or take out club boats free of charge.
After your sail there is a reasonably priced wholesome meal in the clubhouse and the bar is open. Club “check out” is just a little way beyond RYA Level 2 standard.

Saturday Morning Plain Sailing 

10.00am - 12.00

  • prior experience: approaching WHSC check-out / approx. RYA level 2
  • open to: members
  • cost: free 

RYA DINGHY COURSES

RYA Level 1&2 weekend courses - 2 days

Multiple weekends in 2021

RYA Level 1&2 weekday courses - 5 days

Multiple dates in 2021

These RYA certificate courses give you a nationally recognised qualification that is transferable to other sailing centres.  The RYA Level 1 or RYA Level 2 certificate will be awarded depending on progress.  The course is both practical and theoretical and includes intensive sailing time on the water with RYA qualified instructors, accelerating your learning.  By the end of the course, you should be sailing independently. If you have not yet passed the Club check-out, the course will help with the skills you need. Even if you have been checked-out, you will find a marked improvement in your sailing after solid days of skilled instruction. 

Dinghy Training

 

INSTRUCTORS, POWER BOAT, SAFETY BOAT & FIRST AID

We are a club entirely run by volunteers and we support and encourage all our members to get as much training as they can in these areas. If you are interested in becoming an RYA recognised instructor or benefitting from the subsidised RYA power boat level 2, RYA safety boat and RYA first aid courses provided by our friends on The Harp please contact Advanced Thursday Training

 

WINDSURFING

Windsurfing on the Welsh Harp is run by a welcoming team of friendly and enthusiastic volunteer instructors and member helpers.  We offer free training to members on Thursday evenings from 6pm, usually from mid-May to early September. (Please check the Windsurfing page for current dates.) This training is primarily aimed at getting members to a suitable standard so they can be checked out to use club equipment outside of organised sessions.
To progress further we offer RYA courses and clinics at extra cost. These will be run occasionally at weekends subject to demand and instructor availability.

The Thursday evening Windsurfing Training and Taster sessions are open to Adults and Juniors aged from 16 years who can windsurf with a parent/guardian. The Windsurfing Team do not Instruct Juniors under 16 years. Attendance of Juniors under 16 years with windsurfing experience will be considered at the discretion of a Senior Instructor and they must have a Windsurfing parent or guardian with them at all times and themselves be able to windsurf already. To discuss this further please email windsurfing@welshharpsailingclub.org

Windsurf Training Welsh Harp Sailing Club