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Dinghy Sailing Open Days

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Dinghy Sailing Open Days.

Dear Member

We are keen to ensure all members that want to can get on the water this year, to that end we are planning to

run some open dinghy sailing / informal training sessions during the season.

Sessions will be supervised by an experienced RYA instructor but are not designed to lead to any specific

RYA dinghy qualification. In an individual session we expect there will be a mix of beginners or less

experienced sailors looking to get their first experiences of sailing on the river or build on existing

knowledge to give confidence to sail on the river; and more experienced sailors looking to go out on their

own but with the reassurance a patrol boat is on the water to supervise.

Numbers will be limited at any session to 6 beginners and 4 more experienced sailors due to the number of

boats the club has. Please note if we have more than 3 beginners in any one session then at times they will

ride in the patrol boat whilst others get time on the water. The first Trial Session gives you an opportunity to

meet our trainer Liz Chowienczyk and discuss the best pathway for you to develop your sailing skills. If

you can't make it contact her on TSC Training Whats App group or contact myself.

Proposed dates are as follows

16th April - at 1400 (Trial day)

25th April - at 0830

17th May - at 1600

9th June - at 1000

11th June - at 1130

We hope to announce more dates later in the year.

The club will charge a nominal fee of some £ 20 per session per person to cover fuel and other minor costs.

Sessions will last for approx 3 hours and will include some theory time on land plus you will be asked to

assist with rigging the boats. Of course any session is subject to the weather. You must wear your own

buoyancy aid and if sailing a single handed or small dinghy before the end of May you will need a wetsuit.

To book an event please go to the TSC SumUp shop at

where you will find the 5 Options available. Please note there is a limit of 10 members per session, 6

Beginners and 4 Improvers and it's very much a first come basis. In the event that all places are sold please

email Ian Garcia, the Vice-Commodore, at with your preferred date

and he will add you to the "Reserve List". Reserves will be used in strictly chronological order!

Please note that due to the restriction in numbers, explained above, these events are for Club

members only.

Please book the event(s) you wish to attend on the link(s) below. We would ask that if you book an event

you do attend as given our limited numbers we are sure to be oversubscribed. If you are unable to attend

please inform Ian Garcia asap to give him the opportunity to offer

your place to someone on the Reserve List.

Any questions on this please let me know.


Vice Commodore

Last updated 08:59 on 2 April 2024

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