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Dinghy Instructor Course March 2020

Vacancies on the Adult Dinghy Instructor Course:   Mon.23rd March – Friday 27th March 2020

We currently have three vacancies on the Dinghy Instructor course scheduled for the end of March.

If you are a regular, competent and experienced dinghy sailor, able to sail in strong winds, and interested in being a part of the Club’s RYA training scheme, we would be pleased to hear from you.

Course details:

  • A five day course (dates above) from 9.00am – 4.30pm
  • Led by an RYA Coach-Assessor, mainly in Laser Bahias
  • Cost £200, but covered by the Club in exchange for being prepared to instruct on at least one RYA training course per year
  • Involves a one-day pre-assessment of sailing competence in advance of the course.

Eligibility: Candidates must hold:-

  • An RYA approved First Aid certificate (the Club is holding a course on Saturday 14th March, 9..00am – 4.30pm)
  • An RYA powerboat Level 2 certificate
  • An on-line ‘ Safeguarding’ certificate
  • RYA membership

Further details and application form from John Townsley, Chief Instructor  ( Tel. 01252 617912)

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

*Please register your interest by Friday 6th March.

Weather Notice to Members

Saturday 15th February 


Despite the weather, the talk on Rule 42 will go ahead.


Sunday 16th February 


All sailing is cancelled and the club will be closed


David Innes



Car Park Closure February 2020

Rule 42 Talk Saturday 17th February

FPSC - 7pm Saturday - Don't miss it !

Chris Watts, an international and Olympic judge, will be coming to explain Rule 42 and answer your questions.

This is an absolute must for anyone sailing away at events - especailly Junior and Youth sailors who may find the jury boat a bit of a shock - but is also very relevant to sailing on the Pond !

What's Rule 42 ?

It is not the meaning of life. It is a set of rules that govern pumping, rocking and rolling - any movements of the sail or body that propel the boat. Chris will explain where the line is between legal and illegal movements and what he is looking for when he's out on the water in a jury boat. And we aim to have a practical demonstration using an Oppy in the newly decorated Clubhouse.

This evening is for Everyone !

Many don't push Rule 42 and can learn what movements are legal. Trust me, they make the boat go faster ! And have you ever sailed beside someone and thought their boat is moving around a lot? Is that fair or legal? Come along and learn the answers !

Chris will also bring his rules boats along so if you've questions about other rules too then this is your opportunity to get them answered.

Bar open at 7pm, with snacks. See you there !


Club is closed on Sunday 9th February

Due to an amber weather warning associated with storm Ciara there are extreme conditions expected tonight and throughout the day tomorrow. The club will therefore be closed tomorrow and all racing for Sunday is abandoned.

David Innes