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Social Sailing Saturday

Now in our third year and going from strength to strength our Saturday Social Sailing is combining with taster sessions for non-members and development sessions for members to help improve and enhance your sailing experience here at Stewartby Watersports Club.

The last two years have seen plenty of boats out enjoying some really good sailing weather; lets hope we are equally lucky this year.

The idea is to get some of the less experienced members out on the water without the pressure of racing, with the benefit of rescue cover should the need arise and to let you get to know other people in the club - not always easy when we are busy trying to get ready for racing on a Sunday morning!  

If you need advice on rigging a club boat, want to try a different boat, need some help to improve your technique or anything else, this is the time to get involved. Above all this is meant to be fun so please come along and give it a go.

I must stress that we will NOT be giving basic sailing lessons! Training is available through the Stewartby Sailing School over the summer months if required.

Of course, this does not preclude the involvement of more experienced sailors and indeed we will need some volunteers to assist with the rescue boat, rigging boats and launching.

I am more than happy to run the Introduction to Racing at Stewartby sessions again this year if anyone is interested. These sessions explain everything you need to know about how we run races at the club; what all the flags and hooters mean, what happens at the start and end of a race and some of the basic rules. These sessions are extremely useful for anyone new wanting to do a Race Duty. Where possible I will run some short trial races so that people can put what theyve learned into action.

Of course, members can sail any time they like, but if you want to make the most of the social side of sailing then we hope you will join us.

Due to some racing commitments, I will not be available for every date, but Im sure someone will stand in for me as required! Please contact me via phone, text or WhatsApp on 07796-650131 or email me at if you are interested in joining in; just so that I know how many people to expect and what your needs are. Please also let me know if you are willing to volunteer to help out, when you might be available and any relevant skills.

And of course, dont forget the social camping weekends as well. Please see the calendar on the club website for details of all these events.

Colin Wright (the one wearing the captains hat and/or dayglo bib)

Last updated 20:22 on 26 October 2023

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