Try Sailing Day

What we are doing

We are aware that many of our members have never been out on a sailboat before or have very little experience of sailing. We are therefore going to give you the opportunity to spend a day with some of our boat owner members who have volunteered to take you on their boats.

The day will consist of a safety briefing in the Club followed by time on the yachts telling you what you need to know prior to going for a sail in the afternoon if the conditions are suitable.

The day is intended to be fun and informative and our way of introducing you to the sport of sailing. It must be stressed that this is not a training course but we will be happy to guide you in the direction of the many formal RYA training courses if you decide afterwards you wish to pursue any training.

When are we doing this

The first Try Sail day is Saturday 11th May 2019 with further dates  published soon.

The day will commence at 9am and will be finished by 6pm latest.

It is highly likely that further days will be arranged so if you cannot participate on the specified date please still complete the application and send it to us. We will then contact you with these further dates.

As we will be having tea or coffee and lunch in the Club there will be a small charge of £15 per person payable on the day to cover these costs.

Are you fit enough

Sailing is a fun and sociable sport that can be enjoyed by anyone whatever their level of fitness and mobility as long as you are able to get on the boat and hold yourself once on it. If anybody has an impediment or is taking medication that may cause an issue or if you are in any doubt as to your ability then please talk to us first.

What do you need to bring

Soft soled shoes or boots that will give adequate grip whilst not marking the decks are essential. Trainers will usually suffice.

It can get cold on a boat so plenty of warm clothing. Several thin layers are better than a few thick ones. A warm hat and gloves will help as well.

Waterproof jacket and trousers – we won’t be venturing far if conditions are adverse but you will need to keep dry.

A pair of leather palmed gloves will help protect your hands if you are handling ropes.

Your own drink or snacks for consuming whilst on the yacht.

How to apply

For legal reasons this opportunity is only available to paid up members of the Club above the age of 18. If you would like to participate then please download this application form and either complete it electronically and email it to enquiries@shyc.co.uk, or fill it out by hand and  return it to the club.  Please also read these Terms and Conditions.