I know I say it every year but the evenings are getting lighter, spring is springing and the sailing programme has been finalised !It won’t be too long before we are back on the water, and as such I thought I would let you know how the sailing development programme will work this year.The racing will continue as it has on Wednesday evenings, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays. Check the programme for details. For those not wanting to race we have included:-
- Skills Saturdays (again to be run at low tide so check the programme on the FSC website as these will alternate between mornings and afternoons) which are aimed at improvers. If there is a particular skill you wish to learn about ie, tacking, gybing, race starts, leaving and returning to shore, just ask and this can be covered at one of these sessions.
- Family Fun Days/Anything that Floats where we encourage the club dinghies to be hired out for which safety cover will be provided, and also bring your kayaks and paddleboards.
- Saturday Sailing Safari where we will sail down to Bognor Pier (tbc)
As you know MoB (Men on Boats) and WoW (Women on Water) were run in previous years on separate evenings however this year we have decided to combine MoB and WoW on a Thursday evening. The Tuesday evening slot will now be Race Coaching and the Thursday MoB/WoW will be continue as an informal sailing session used to practice those skills with encouragement to move into joining the weekend racing. By the way, did you know that the racers are only sailing either a triangle shape, or a sausage shape or some other variation that you would have done in your training or informal sessions just probably much bigger than before but getting out there and having a go is a great way to push yourself, make friends and tell a tale or two at the bar afterwards !
All of the above is being coordinated with the bar being open and with bbqs, afternoon tea and with our beautiful setting that Felpham has, what more could you ask for? Actually if you do think of something just ask me and I will see what I can do.
Rear Commodore Development