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Junior Club

Saturday 13 October 2018, 12:30 - 16:00

Junior Club - Introduction

Comments have been made by family members in the past that whilst junior members of the club are well catered for with respect to sail training and social activities between May and August each year, there is currently nothing to stimulate their on-going interests during the remainder of the year.

The Junior Club is an attempt by a group of FOSSC members to address this shortfall, but to do it in a way where the junior members themselves will use it to make new friendships and develop their sailing knowledge and skills within a peer group. The Junior Club is not another course, but should be seen as an extension to what has been formally learned and an opportunity to expand their skills.

The Junior club does not replace any of the current facilities open to junior members (junior sail training, junior week, social sailing, Coot club) and will aim to meet eleven times a year (not June due to junior sail training) on Saturday afternoons. The planned activities will be adjusted dependent on time of year (more on water activity in summer months than winter). There will be no charge (other than being a current FOSSC member) to participate in this club but parents will be expected to attend and support activities.

The club will not be providing formal RYA approved training and therefore the minimum entry requirements to the club will be:

School year 6 or higher

Hold a valid YSS level 2 certificate.

During water based activities, safety boat facilities will always be provided.

The meetings will all take place on a Saturday, commence at 12:30 and finish at 16:00. Dates for 2018 are as follows:

14 April

05 May

June (no meeting due to junior sail training)

14 July

11 August

08 September

13 October

10 November

08 December

 

The following is a non-exhaustive list of the type of topics that are intended to be covered over time:

Sail different boats

Become familiar with both dinghy and senior instructors

Learn basic navigation (tides, weather,  passage planning)

Basic boat maintenance

Knots

How to rig and de-rig different boats

How to determine wind direction

Introduction to racing (to build on the initiative already in this year’s FOSSC programme)

Introduction to powerboats

Practice capsize drill

More information will be provided in the next monthly FOSSC electronic newsletter, but meanwhile, if you are interested in any of your family members participating in this club, or have any additional suggestions, please email either the junior club mailbox or one of the following people:

Junior club (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

David Coates (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Tony Heming (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

David Greenfield (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

David Benjamin (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Tamsin Ramm (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

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