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It’s time to push your boat out – Improver courses

Sunday Improver sessions

If you’ve achieved RYA level 1 or 2 you may now want to take your sailing to the next level with some improver training. This year, Burwain SC has set aside 10 Sunday afternoons for improver training. The Focus will on Double handed boats such as GP14’s and RS Visions. The training will focus on Helming, Crewing and Spinaker Techniques


Improver Sessions – Starting April 2nd at 12 noon

All sessions are specially designed to help you with your sailing and get you feeling confident to race and join in competitive club activities. The training will mix experienced helms & crews with trainees who will be able to pass on their experience at first hand. At the end of the session will be the Sunday race series, so why not put your new found skills into practice?

Typical Training Session Itinerary

11:00 – Arrive and change
11:30 – Brief and rig boats
12:00 – Training starts
13:45 – Finish
14:00 – Option to join racing at 2pm

Training dates

April – 2nd, 30th
May – 21st
June – 4th, 25th
Sept – 3rd, 17th
Oct – 1st, 15th, 29th


What the Improver Sessions will cover

REFRESHER SKILLS
Who’s it for?Sailors having achieved RYA Level 2 from previous years
What will I need?Old clothes and trainers or wellies Old waterproof jacket and trousers We use club boats for race training, including: GP14 / RS Vision
What will I learn?Improved boat handling. On the water practice on all points of sailing. Safe launching and recovery. Goal - A complete a triangular race course

THE ART OF CREWING
Who’s it for?Those with RYA 2 or YSS Stage 2 from previous years Minimum age 12
What will I need?Old clothes and trainers or wellies Old waterproof jacket and trousers Waterproof watch We use members GP14’s for crew training
What will I learn?1. About what the crew does 2. How to crew upwind and downwind 3. About boat trim and balance 4. How to fly the spinnaker 5. About the importance of teamwork 6. About decision making Goal - To compeete in an afternoon racing

DEVELOPING RACING TECHNIQUES
Who’s it for?Sailors already involved in racing or having previously completed a start racing course
What will I need?Old clothes and trainers or wellies Old waterproof jacket and trousers Waterproof watch Your own boat or hire a club boat
What will I learn?What makes a successful racing sailor How to make a boat go fast and boat handling skills The basic racing rules and how they are used in racing tactics Using the variations in the wind in racing Goal - To work on practical sailing skills, practice race training exercises and also to introduce the higher level skills that can be developed through self coaching

For more information on any of our Improver Sessions Contact: Peter Dewhurst on 07866 284182