Dinghy training at Sussex Yacht Club
Through the unique partnership with Sussex Yacht Club, the
Club is able to arrange some dinghy training courses in the
locked canal in Southwick two miles to the east of
Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex in September 2011.
The clubhouse, founded in 19th century, offers the use of
the classroom and cooking facilities on the upper floor and
the changing and storage facilities on the ground floor,
and covers most of the course syllabus.
This is an ideal opportunity for students to gain vital experience. The
instructor-led course is held at Southwick Clubhouse (left) on
Saturdays and Sundays starting at 9am and finishing around 4pm.
Students can go out sailing or improve initial
skills in the non-tidal water of the canal for up to
three hours before lunch time at the clubhouse.
After the lunch, they could have an opportunity
to sail out beyond the Canal Lock onto the sea
within the harbour or the open sea beyond the
harbour (right), or sail down the tidal river towards the
modern Shoreham clubhouse on the historic
waterside property site. All depend on the weather
No formal training qualifications are provided,
but experienced sailors are there for advice,
and safety boat cover is provided.
Sussex Yacht Club is offering a weekend
course for deaf and hard of hearing adults
in learning how to sail, with a deaf instructor
supported by a dedicated team of 4 deaf Assistant
Instructors and the club instructors. Also a qualified
communicator will be present throughout the course.
This course will cover the basic areas of sailing,
including helming and crewing a dinghy on all points
of sailing rigging, launching and recovery, approaching
jetties up and down wind, man overboard and capsizing,
towards a Royal Yachting Association Dinghy Level 1
Certificate. Sussex Yacht Club is a RYA Training centre.
On completion of the course, you will be able to sail a
dinghy safely and independently in light conditions. So
please click the below event to book your place early!
RYA Dinghy Level 1 - Sat 24th & Sun 25th September 2011
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