Train

2018 Training Programme
It’s time stretch your sea legs, refresh your skills and hit the water. The core sail training is listed in the programme and described below.
Throughout the season we will also cover training on the Winch, Race Tower, & Radio.
Additional training opportunities will be advertised, so keep your eye on the eNewsletter and the club noticeboards.
Support on the shore is also needed even if you are not sailing - we need help launching and recovering dinghies and Patrol Boats, rigging etc. please lend a hand where you can.

March 17th &18th 2018 Safety Boat Training

The first training session of every season is always Safety Boat Training as well as being an introduction to the role for new members it also provides valuable refresher training for existing crew and helms. This is not a certified course but will cover the skills and background knowledge needed in the Patrol boats at HPYC. We will focus on the roles of Safety Boat Crew and Helm and the skills required, launching and recovery, equipment, boat handling, laying/recovering a mark, man overboard and towing.

We will generally follow the RYA syllabus, however no formal certification is provided. Further details of the RYA syllabus can be found here

May 19th & 20th 2018 Training Weekend

This course is primarily aimed at new members to HPYC from Open Day, however all members are welcome to get some time on the water. The course will cover rigging, launching, sailing in all directions; capsize recovery and essential safety knowledge. Sailing will be in the Club Leader, RS Visions and Club Toppers where appropriate, or Club members are welcome to use their own boats.

We will generally follow the RYA syllabus, however no formal certification is provided. For further details of the RYA syllabus can be found here
Participants on a first-come-first-serve, limited by RYA training ratios.
Priority to new members.

General Sailing

This is an opportunity for any member to take to the water with a patrol boat present. It is also an opportunity to practice and improve skills. There is no formal structure, but Safety Boat cover is dutied in. Our objective is to have a Sailing Instructor attend these sessions to give any advice or support needed, to sailors young and old.
Even if you plan not to sail, your assistance is appreciated on the beach for launching and recovery of patrol boats and dinghies (hopefully with a Club member sailing them!)
General Sailing dates for 2018are: 14th April,  28th April, 
02nd June,  16th June, 14th July and 25th August

There are also numerous General Sailing opportunities during our holiday week in August

Club Boats

We have a number of boats available to members for use during training activities and for hire during race days. Every effort is made to maintain these boats to good standards and they provide a useful range of craft for different skills and abilities. Our current boats are:

Toppers x 4  Small single handed boats – ideal for children and youngsters and for adults who want to take their children afloat
Leader  A simple boat designed for sailing with two people, but spacious enough for use by up to three or four adults.
RS Vision x 2 A modern and quite powerful boat designed for sailing with two people, but spacious enough for use by up to four adults.

Club boats policy and booking form
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