Hollingworth Lake Sailing Club is an officially recognised RYA Training Centre. It is also part of the RYA’s OnBoard Training Scheme that has been introduced to bring more young people into the sport of sailing.
The Club’s aim is to provide support and training for:
• People (whatever their age) entering the sport
• Members learning basic racing skills.
• Members to fulfil their best racing performance
• Members to train, coach, mentor & support others.
• Young persons whose ages vary between 8 and 14. These courses are over a set number of weeks and when concluded those taking part will have reached RYA Youth Sailing Scheme – Stage 1, 2, or 3 standard.
• Adults or older youths who are either new to the sport or want to brush up their skills. Again these courses are over a set number of weeks and when concluded those taking part will have reached RYA Dinghy Level 1 (Start Sailing) or Dinghy Level 2 (Basic Skills) standard.
On completion of these courses “Start Racing” sessions are then available for those wishing to take their skills further.
As well as our club members, these courses are open to those considering becoming members and the Club provides the necessary equipment such as training boats and buoyancy aids. Whilst we do charge for these courses, our costs are kept down by club members giving up their time to instruct on these courses for no payment, as they are just keen to encourage others to take up a sport that they themselves thoroughly enjoy.
For details of the dinghies we use on our training sessions, please look towards the bottom of the What Can I Sail page in the Sailing section of the website.
Our training programme for this year is already underway. If you wish to get more information about our 2013 training programme then please contact us at email@example.com.
So this year we will be providing the following training:
Beginners/Intermediates Stage 1 / Level 1
Introduces attendees to the sport of sailing and teaches you how to steer a boat and understand basic principles
Beginners/Intermediates Stage 2 / Level 2
Teaches attendees further boat handling skills enabling you to tack and control boat speed
Beginners’ Racing/ Race Coaching
This is intended to build on skills required to enjoy club racing, including how to maximise boat speed and outwit your opponents!
Encourage the attendees from the Beginners’ Racing / Race Coaching group to sail shorter courses in Mirrors, Picos or Optimists (for our youngsters) and RS Visions or GP14s (for our adults), or to crew for a senior member.
Mirror Coaching Week
To enable our younger members to gain a week’s coaching so as to boost their confidence and improve their boat handling skills
Autumn training sessions
The syllabus for these sessions will be determined by the needs highlighted from the sessions earlier in the year.
Link with the local schools for an introduction to sailing on Friday evenings in May. Youngsters interested in learning more, following these sessions, can join our training events in June/July.
Powerboat Level 2 training
This two-day course provides the skills and background knowledge needed to drive a powerboat
Safety Boat Certificate training
This two-day provides the skills required when acting as an escort craft, safety boat or coach boat for a fleet of dinghies or for racing or training activities.
For club members, please contact the committee for further details:
Committee Chairman – Richard Hodgson
Training Principal – Steve Caladine
Sailing Scheme Chief Instructor – Martin Watts