The day skipper class will start tueday April 17th, the club is now colaborating with nomad sailing, They are a well established company who provide both theory and practical training. so we are confident they will maintain the high standards of teaching we have always enjoyed at the club.Joining this course is easy, all you do is click on the link above, which will take you to Nomads 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 speak to me Brian harrisson or steve wilson., we can be found around the club or out on the water or contacted via the web site
The Club is a Royal Yachting association recognised teaching establishment.using our own qualified instructors we will be offering the following courses;
- Dinghy level one and two,
- keel boat level one,
- powerboat level 1 and two,safety boat
- first aid.
Two GYC members, Nicola and Tim are taking part in the 2017/18 around the world clipper race.
There are 8 legs/races to complete and the boats are now on Leg 5 - the Asia Pacific leg.
Nicola and Tim are on the same boat - Great Britain. On January 10th (the All Australian Leg) Nicola wrote...
"Life lessons from sailing
There's been a reflective mood onboard GREAT Britain and following Krishna making a philosophical announcement this morning, we have had a bit of a discussion about what we've learnt from this sailing experience. Names have been withheld so that you can have a bit of fun and guess which of your loved ones / characters on the crew came up with each statement.
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