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Family and Social Sailing events generally take place on the afternoon of the first Sunday of each month from May to September.
Many families arrive between midday and 1pm to picnic and chat before getting on the water for some fun.
The Safety boat is out, various club boats are available for use and there are generally more experienced sailors, both adults and children alike, to show others the ropes.
The atmosphere is relaxed enough for you to do what you want providing you stay in sight of the rescue boat if you want to be eligible for rescue. These sessions are great for informal coaching be it parents teaching their kids or adults crewing and helming on each others' boats. Boat swaps have also been known!
The safety boat helm normally organises an easy course for beginners to negotiate.
Club boat hire is waived for these sessions and there are generally enough club boats to go around, but please do let someone else have a go if anyone is waiting or if you are asked to do so by an organiser.
Each session requires an experienced safety boat helm, crew and shore person. Even better if a volunteer can run the canteen and provide hot food at the end of the day. The safety boat crew and shore person roles require no previous experience, so do not let this put you off!
So, if you’re interested, please sign up for a social sailing volunteer duty on DutyMan. We can only run the sessions with these crucial roles covered.
DutyMan is to be found here: https://dutyman.biz/dmmain.aspx?id=A0001669
If you're interested in finding out more or getting involved with Family & Social Sailing please do contact the Social Sailing Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org.
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