Following a sucessful first class, the club is continuing to work with Nomad Sailing.
We have now set dates for the next Day Skipper course. It starts on Tuesday, September the 11th and runs for 8 Tuesdays, followed by an assessment weekend ( November 10-11th).
Joining this course is easy, all you need to do is click on the Nomad link above, which will take you to their web site. Look for bookings and fill in the form (there is discount rate for club members).
If you want to know more about any of our classes please speak to me, Brian Harrisson, or Steve Wilson. We can be found around the club, out on the water, or contacted via the website.
The Club is a Royal Yachting Association recognised teaching establishment. Using our own qualified instructors, in the autumn we will be running two courses:
- Dinghy level one - on weekend of September 22-23rd
- Keel boat level two - October 6-7th
Most of our powerboat courses will be run by Tony Mason of Thamesactive. Tony is a club member and full time professional trainer, himself trained by some of London's finest sailors.
For all details of these courses please look in our calendar/training.
10 TIPS FOR STAYING SAFE ON THE RIVER
1. Wear a lifejacket that will inflate or a buoyancy aid that will take your weight
2. Wear appropriate footwear
3. Take a hand held radio or phone in a waterproof case
4. Tell someone where you are going
5. Ensure your tender is sea worthy
6. Always use your ‘kill cord’
7. Secure any luggage or large items that you may be transporting
8. On arrival, approach into the tide and secure tender with a bowline to your boat. Consider using a stern line as well
9. When secured. Choose your moment to disembark, check for passing clippers or wash to subside
10. Remember, one hand for you and one for the boat