For any parents already pulling their hair out in anguish as to what to do with their children over the summer holidays, they may be interested to learn that Council sailing school CnES Sailing, from whom the Club borrows much of its equipment, is running its customary summer holiday RYA sailing courses on the following dates:
RYA Stage 1 Friday 3rd July & Saturday 4th July 10am - 5pm
RYA Stage 2 Monday 27th July & Tuesday 28th July 10am - 5pm
RYA Stage 3 Wednesday 29th July & Thursday 30th July 10am - 5:30pm
All courses are held at Cuddy Point, Lews Castle Grounds, and cost £100 per person for two days.
Bookings can be made at Lewis Sports Centre reception.
Annual subscriptions are now due for the 2015-16 sailing season, so if you wish to be or remain a member of the Club, please download and fill out a membership form (.pdf 775kb) (.doc 2.6mb) and get it to us at a Club session or post to the Membership Secretary.
Please note that due to insurance stipulations, non-members are limited to a single 'trial' session. Beyond this, we regret that non-members may be turned away from organised Club sessions. Please ensure, therefore, that Membership paperwork and fees are kept up-to-date.
We're hoping to get the dinghies out from their winter storage and down to Cuddy Point tomorrow (2nd June). However, the continued cool temperatures and stronger winds forcast mean that it's unlikely we'll be able to get out for a sail (sorry kids!)
So rather than waste another week, we've decided that we're going to run a
short refresher at 7pm for our usual helpers (and anyone wishing to get involved) as to how the dinghies go together and how everything works, so we're completely prepared for when this unseasonably cold weather finally makes way for more summery conditions (hopefully next Tuesday!)
With the season fast approaching, we're going to have a quick meeting to sort out a few things in advance of getting out on the water...
The meeting will be held at 7pm on Thursday 21st May in the Community Room (upstairs) in An Lanntair.
We would, of course, welcome anyone who hasn't previously been out with us before - come along and meet the 'usual suspects' and take part in discussions.
Due to the ever-darkening evenings, Tuesday evening dinghy sailing sessions have switched to late Saturday afternoons between 3pm and 6pm until the turn of the seasons makes it too cold and stormy to continue our on-the-water activities.
Obviously, Club sessions are dependent on a favourable weather forecast and availability of qualified people to drive the safety boat, so please check on our Facebook page for the latest update. If stronger breezes are forecast, it may not be possible to run sessions for beginners, but we may be able to accommodate small numbers of experienced club members.
Just as a reminder, due to insurance issues, Club sessions are for paid-up members only (although new members get a session to 'try us out' before officially joining!), and in order to keep on top of costs, please bring £2 to cover safety boat fuel and maintenance.