As we step ashore into 2024, I hope everyone is getting ready for the season ahead. We have some fantastic courses, so register yourselves, and let’s start the New Year with some skill development.
It was great seeing the Powerboat instructor course at Hollingworth fill up rapidly over the Christmas holidays. If you didn’t manage to register, keep your eyes peeled, as we will share details of future Powerboat courses as they become available. Please also check our new Events page for more information.
Dates for the Diary!
We still have space for the February Dinghy Instructor course at the Anderton Centre on the 17th-18th and 24th-25th February. Please be quick, though, as bookings will close at the start of February.
Powerboat Skills Days in the North East. Ripon Sailing Club and Halifax Sailing Club host these skills days on 24th February, allowing us to refresh our skills and knowledge with current best practices and improve your personal powerboat handling. The ratios for operating powerboat activity are limited, so please book quickly if you want to attend one of those days.
The National Training Conference takes place on 27-28 January. I will be attending, so if you plan to come along, make sure you go and find me to say hello; it’ll be great to see you.
The RYA Dinghy Show takes place on the 24-25 February when the booking for the regional Junior Championships will go live. I will also be there all weekend, so if you plan on attending, please come and find me and chat.
Save the dates for the Junior Traveller Series:
April 27th – Delph Sailing Club
11th May – Hollingworth Lake Sailing Club
18 May – Filey Sailing Club – joint one with North East
8th June – Winsford Flash Sailing Club
15/16 June – Bassenthwaite Sailing Club – joint one with North East — THIS EVENT MAYBE CHANGING DATES.
13/14 July – Ullswater Yacht Club
7th Sep – West Lancashire Yacht Club
21st Sep – Redesmere Sailing Club
12th October – Budsworth Sailing Club
19th October – Leigh and Lowton Sailing Club
Booking will also go live in February for our Regional Training Day- 24th March at the Anderton Centre.
This is our annual day when all instructors, volunteers and race coaches get together for a day of skills development and updates, ready for the season ahead. We will cover everything from introduction to winging, powerboating and dinghy racing sessions, with individual technical, practical and shore-based sessions all available. Bookings are limited to 80, so please watch for this one.
Suppose you can’t make the North West Regional Training Day. In that case, you can attend the North East Regional Training Day on 23rd March at the Welton Waters Adventure Centre or 13th April at Derwent Reservoir Sailing Club.
For now, let’s get ready for the season ahead. March will be here before we know it!