Training 2020

It is that time of year already and applications are open for 2020 courses.


Youth Evening Training starts this year (the first week of the summer term as usual) the week commencing the 20 April.

We plan to run beginner and intermediate youth courses on both a Monday and Wednesday evening, and a more advanced course on a Thursday evening. However places cannot be guaranteed and your are recommended to apply early. When you apply you will have the option to select either a Monday or a Wednesday for intermediate and beginner course however when we review the applications we will assess the ability of applicants to try and fit them into the correct group with matched abilities. So please be as flexible as possible with the two days as it may be that we offer you a different day to that which you have applied for. It is very difficult to ensure the quality of training if we have mixed ability groups.

The closing date for the Youth Evening Training is Friday 6 March. 

Adult Evening courses

Will run one evening a week from 5.30 / 6.00pm. The first course will start in May, with a second course starting in June / July.

Please apply early if you are interested as this will help us to plan better, although we will accept applications up to two weeks before the course start dates.

More information and how to apply

The full set of planned dates and more details about the course content and other useful information will be posted on the website over the next few days.

http://mumblesyachtclub.co.uk/?menu=training. The overview document will probably answer most questions that you might have.

For all courses please use the online ‘Book Training Courses’ form, which is in the same place on the website. The booking for has been updated so you can apply straight away.

We will be posting dates for PB2 and safety boat courses over the next week or so, but please feel free to apply asap to register your interest.

Dates for the diary are below;

Thursday 12 March 7-9pm – Coaches Drivers and Helpers Briefing

Tuesday 24 & Wednesday 25 March 6-7.30pm – Enrolment Evenings

Monday 20 April – Youth Training Starts

Friday 3 July 6-7.30pm – End of Course Presentation

Monday 27 – Friday 31 July – Newts Week

Friday 31 July 6pm – Newts Week Presentation

NEWTS and Training 2020

Courses will be advertised from early February 2020, when applications will be open.

Advance notice of dates for the diary are below;

Thursday 12 March 7-9pm – Coaches Drivers and Helpers Briefing

Tuesday 24 & Wednesday 25 March 6-7.30pm – Enrolment Evenings

Monday 20 April – Youth Training Starts

Friday 3 July 6-7.30pm – End of Course Presentation

Monday 27 – Friday 31 July – Newts Week

Friday 31 July 6pm – Newts Week Presentation

MYC CYRC 2019

Welcome to our Mumbles CYRC event page, which is being held on SUNDAY 8th September 2019 (a change from the previously scheduled 7th)

Results

Photos

Schedule

DateRacingSocial
Sun 8th0930-1000: Registration
1000: Briefing
1055: 6 races
Break for lunch when appropriate!
0830: Galley open for breakfast
1100: Bar open
ASAP after racing: Prize Giving

So what is a CYRC?

From the RYA Cymru Wales Website:

“Each of the 3 regions (North, South & West) run a CYRC series. These are great first time events for aspiting racers which are coached.”

What does that mean?

That means that it’s aimed at all levels of sailor, from complete beginner who has never raced, all the way up to National squad sailors.

What boats can I sail?

There are three boat types in the CYRC. These are:

  • Optimist
  • Topper
  • General Hancipcap (any other boat with a PY handicap)

Out of these, they are split into two fleets:

  • Regatta – Aimed at beginners and people who aren’t in any squads
  • Main Fleet – Aimed at Silver (regional squad) and Gold (national squad) sailors

I’m a beginner, what happens?

The regatta fleet is a great place to start. The course is easy, you start (5, 4, 1, go) then it’s just a square, keeping the buoys on the left (port), then through the finish. Easy!

There will be a briefing, where you’ll be told hat’s going on don’t worry!

This year, as normal, w’ve got a few coach boats out there to help you around the course.

Parents and Volunteers

How can I help?

Whilst the sailors are on the race track, there are a number of ways that you can help out, some of them will give you the best view of the rafcing that this is to have!

The CYRC can only be run with the help of the parents.

There are a number of jobs that you can help out on:

  • Helping rig / de-rig, both your boat and advice to others
  • Help launch / recover and moving trailers up the slipway
  • Crew on a safety boat (or drive if you’ve got a PB2 ticket)
  • Help at registration – take people’s names and boat details and give them a tally number
  • Help on the committee boat – Don’t worry it’s iasy and you don’t need any experience. It’s either writing down numbers, housting flags or keeping an eye out on the boats
  • Help out at the beach – Lok after the tally system to make sure tha the sailors are all accounted for
  • Help out with the results

It is the ethos of the CYRC to welcome and help less experienced sailors. Experienced (Gold) fleet sailors and parents are asked to always assist less experienced sailors at these events e.g. check rigging, advise on how to replace unsuitable kit, whereto go, launching etc.

Documents

Visiting

If you’re visiting Mumbles for the first time, check out this link for details of where we are, where to stay etc.

Power Boat, Safety Boat and First Aid Courses – dates

Please see below the dates for forthcoming powerboat and first aid courses.

I you would like to reserve a place please email mumblesyachtclubtraining@gmail.com soon as possible and we will be in touch with more details.
If haven’t already done so please also complete the online application form that can be found on the training pages of the website.
 
•First Aid Course – Refresher – 2 Hours (1900 – 2100) on Thursday 28th March.
•Full First Aid Course – Date tbc 
•PB2 – 27th/28th April 2019
•PB2 – 25th/26th May 2019
•PB2 – 29th/30th June 2019
•PB2 – 05th/06th October 2019
•Safety Boat – 07th/08th December 2019 
 
Please remember that to participate you must be a member – the new membership form is now available on the website and hard copies are available in the Club.
 
The course price lists and further information is available on the training pages of the website.

New Dates – Laser Foiling Taster sessions – Apply Now

*New for 2019* We have a guest coach that will be running 2 two hour taster sessions on the Sat 11 and Sun 12 May 11am-1pm  (Each £30). Places are limited and you will be limited to the number of sessions you can participate in if we are over subscribed.

Please apply early. using the online Training application form and select 16+ Adult courses and Laser Foiling.

Please note the course is not restricted to 16+ we can take youth and adults.

 

Training 2019 – Apply Now

Youth Evening Training starts this year (the first week of the summer term as usual) the week commencing the 29 April.

We plan to run beginner and intermediate youth courses on both a Monday and Wednesday evening, and a more advanced course on a Thursday evening. However places cannot be guaranteed and your are recommended to apply early. When you apply you will have the option to select either a Monday or a Wednesday for intermediate and beginner course however when we review the applications we will assess the ability of applicants to try and fit them into the correct group with matched abilities. So please be as flexible as possible with the two days as it may be that we offer you a different day to that which you have applied for. It is very difficult to ensure the quality of training if we have mixed ability groups.

The closing date for the Youth Evening Training is Sunday the 3 March.

Adult Evening courses

Will run on a Tuesday evening again from 5.30 / 6.00pm. The first course starts on the 7 May, with a second course starting in June / July.

Please apply early if you are interested as this will help us to plan better, although we will accept applications up to two weeks before the course start dates.

More information and how to apply

The full set of planned dates and more details about the course content and other useful information will be posted on the website over the next few days

http://mumblesyachtclub.co.uk/?menu=training. The overview document will probably answer most questions that you might have.

For all courses please use the online ‘Book Training Courses’ form, which is in the same place on the website. The booking for has been updated so you can apply straight away.

Safety Boat Course – Weekend of the 24 & 25 November – Apply now

We are running a Safety Boat Course on the weekend of the 24 & 25 November.

If you are interested please complete the online training course application form, as soon as possible, that can be found on the Training pages of the website.

This two-day course provides the skills required when acting as an escort craft, safety boat or coach boat for a fleet of dinghies, windsurfers or canoes, or for racing or training activities.

It includes rescue techniques and elements of race management and mark laying.

PB2 is a prerequisite and candidates must be 16+.

Course content includes; Preparation, boat handling, dinghy rescue, windsurfer rescue, kayak or canoe rescue (can be covered as theory), towing, end-of-day procedures, safety, suitability of craft, local factors, communication, rescuing other water users.

For members only the course fee is £50, provided that participants commit to helping out on the water at least 4 times per year.

If you are not already a member and are interested in joining and taking the course the fee is £225 inclusive of membership fees.

NEWTS week 2019 Advance Notice

After the hugely successful Newts Week 2018 we have been asked to confirm the date for 2019 so people can organise their holiday plans.

In 2019 Newts Week will be the week commencing Monday the 22 July. This is the first week of the school summer holidays, although the schools do not officially finish until the Monday; we anticipate however as in previous instances, that the Monday will be an INSET day.

So please put the date in your diaries and we will be posting more news in the new year along with general training course dates.

Social Sailing

As you’ve probably seen on the calendar, social sailing starts this Saturday at 10am.

 

If you want to come along feel free, it’s a session on the water to come out and have fun outside of racing.

 

It’s a non-instructed course, you can either bring your own boat / windsurfer / kayak / paddle board, or you can book a club one using the normal form.

 

See you there!

Try Sailing Day photos

Simon Edwards was out and about on the water and has published a photo album of the day on flickr:-

https://www.flickr.com/photos/diasimo/albums/72157694841167861

We have also copied them to our website and you can view them on the photos page:-

http://mumblesyachtclub.co.uk/?menu=photos&gallery=2018_05_07_try_sail_day_and_push_the_boat_out_by_simon_edwards

Feel free to add comments.  The site also shows the most recently viewed photos on it’s home page.

If you would like us to add your photos/videos of the day to the site, please send them to colin@sailwave.com or leave them behind the bar on a CD or memory stick or quantum drive etc (returned) or put them online somewhere that we can grab them.  Thanks.

If you would like any of the photos removed, please contact us:-

http://mumblesyachtclub.co.uk/?menu=contact

Training 2018 information and how to apply

Youth Evening Training starts this year (the first week of the summer term as usual) the week commencing the 16 April, and Adult Evening Training on Tuesday the 1 May, with a further six week course starting in June / July.

The full set of planned dates, together with more details about the course content, prices, and other useful information will be available on the training pages of the website at
http://mumblesyachtclub.co.uk/?menu=training from 11 February 2018. The overview document will probably answer most questions that you might have.

For all courses please use the online ‘Book Training Courses’ form, which is in the same place on the website. The booking form has been updated so you can apply straight away.

The closing date for the Youth Evening Training is Sunday the 4 March. For adult training we will accept applications up to two weeks before the course start dates.

Adult Evening courses

Will run on a Tuesday evening again from 5.30 / 6.00pm. The first course starts on the 1 May, with a second course starting in June / July.

Please apply early if you are interested as this will help us to plan better.

Youth Evening courses

We plan to run beginner and intermediate youth courses on both a Monday and Wednesday evening. However places cannot be guaranteed and your are recommended to apply early. When you apply you will have the option to select either a Monday or a Wednesday, however when we review the applications we will assess the ability of applicants to try and fit them into the correct group with matched abilities. So please be as flexible as possible with the two days as it may be that we offer you a different day to that which you have applied for. It is very difficult to ensure the quality of training if we have mixed ability groups.

Youth Advanced training

For those that trained with Paul Wakelin last year, Paul has agreed to fit in another two sessions on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 February 10am-2pm to make up for sessions lost due to weather.
If you can make these dates please apply on line and drop me an email asap so that we can confirm with Paul asap

We hope then to plan further Thursday evening advanced training following a similar format to last year for those of you that took part last year and those sailors that are ready to move on from intermediate training. As soon as I have details I will let you know, but please apply now if you are interested so we can gauge interest.

Learn to Race for youth and adults – Whitsun Half Term – Monday 28 May to Thursday 31 May

If you can sail a triangle and want to be able to get out on the water more often and enjoy Club sailing then this is for you. More details will follow, but please apply early so we can gauge interest.

Windsurfing

We are planning on running some windsurf training this year; possibly a mix of Saturday morning / evening sessions. If you are interested please apply now and we will be in touch to plan how and when this is best delivered.

NEWTS week

The closing date for applications this year is Sunday 3 June.

Finally….

If you are interested in helping out with Training please come along to our Coaches, Drivers and Helpers Briefing on the 15 March 7-9pm.

See you soon.

Louise

2018 Coaches, drivers and helpers briefing

Thursday 15 March 7-9pm
If you are thinking of helping out in any way with training in 2018
PLEASE save this date in your diary, and
Email Louise at mumblesyachtclubtraining@gmail.com with your availability, and preferences.
Please also don’t forget to check that your qualifications are up to date and if not please act now so that they are revalidated in advance of the briefing and you bring copies of new certificates with you / or emailed scanned copies in advance.
Many thanks.
See you soon.
Louise

New Safety Boat and First Aid course dates

First Aid
This will be delivered across two evenings;
Thursday 1 February 6-9pm &
Thursday 8 February 6-9pm
Both in the Club.
Fee £20 for members (unless it is required for your role in the Club e.g. instructor in which case free of charge).

Safety Boat (note PB2 is a prerequisite)
This will be delivered over two days;
Saturday 10 March 9am-4pm &
Sunday 11 March 9am-4pm.
Fee £50 if you are already committed to helping out with safety cover at least 4 times a year.
Otherwise £225.

PB2
Dates to be announced shortly.

If you wish to apply to take either course complete the on-line training course booking form which can be found at;
http://mumblesyachtclub.co.uk/?menu=training, and also please drop an email to Andrew at andrewnedwards41@googlemail.com, and cc Louise at mumblesyachtclubtraining@gmail.com.

Please apply asap as this will enable us to plan effectively. The courses will not go ahead if there are insufficient numbers, and for the Safety Boat course the number of coaches required will depend on the number of participants.

First Aid course 20 May 2017

We are running a First Aid course on Saturday 20 May. It is a full day course. We will confirm exact times in due course.

 
If you are interested please email mumblesyachtclubtraining@gmail.com as soon as possible if you require a space and complete the online course booking form on the training pages of the website  Please note that numbers are limited and spaces will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.
 
If you are an instructor or are working towards an instructors qualification and are a volunteer at the Club, the course will be free of charge.
Otherwise there will be a fee of £50.

New and exciting Thursday race / advanced training – starting Thursday 11 May 2017 – sign up now

We have been luck to secure Paul Wakelin to coach on a Thursday evening. To find out more information about Paul take a look at his website at http://www.nacrasailing.co.uk/about-us/

Paul, is really looking forward to the opportunity of working with our up and coming local sailors to help them achieve their goals whilst having fun here on home waters in Swansea Bay. Whilst passionate about multihulls Paul is also versatile in helping sailors of all ages get the best from both themselves and their boats regardless of the class. The program will be tailored to cater for all those who’d like to take part.

The programme will be scheduled over 7 weeks as follows;

11th / 25th May

8th / 22nd June

6th July

17th / 31st Aug

The sessions will start at 5.30pm, and will include training, coached racing and theory sessions.

The fee for this will be £105 for sailors with their own boats and £125 for sailors who wish to use Club boats.

If you have already signed up to Thursday training please drop me an email to confirm participation. If you haven’t and you would like a place please complete the online form and drop me an email asap, but by Saturday 6 May at the latest. We do have a minimum number for the course.

Club Mark Laying course

The club are thinking of running another club mark laying course.

This course is aimed at youth and adults interested in working out how to lay marks easier, quicker and in the right places.

The course will be aimed at running races at Mumbles Yacht Club, but many of the skills are transferrable to any other club. This just ensures that you know any quirks of the club that you may volunteer at.

If you are interested in going on this course, please click on the Book training courses link on the training page, select Powerboat and off of the water courses and select the Club Mark Layer option.

Registration will run for 2 weeks, closing 7th May so that we can chose the date and run the course.

Club Race Officer course

The club are thinking of running another club race officer course.

This course is aimed at youth and adults interested in working out how a race is run.

The course will be aimed at running races at Mumbles Yacht Club, but many of the skills are transferrable to any other club. This just ensures that you know any quirks of the club that you may volunteer at.

If you are interested in going on this course, please click on the Book training courses link on the training page, select Powerboat and off of the water courses and select the Club Race Officer option.

Registration will run for 2 weeks, closing 7th May so that we can chose the date and run the course.

 

Training 2017 – reminder and timings etc

Monday and Wednesday youth courses start this week on Monday 24 April and Wednesday 26 April……

Please arrive at the Club for 5.30, and place kit bags in the changing rooms. (Please note all kit should remain in the changing rooms and not brought upstairs –  and please remember to take everything home at the end of the session!) Please then take your children upstairs to the wet area in their clothes (not kit), and wait until they have been assigned to their instructors before you leave. Unless otherwise advised please come to collect your children at 7.30pm. It could be that they will not be ready by that time, equally it may be that they could be ready a little earlier, as this depends on the activities / conditions etc, so we will try to give you the best indication possible if it is likely to be any different. You are welcome to wait upstairs in the bar area, or on the roof terrace if they are not ready or you arrive early. The bar will be open for alcoholic and soft drinks and the galley should be open for coffee, snacks, and tea one sailors are off the water. Please do not collect children from the water side, and when you do please ensure that you have confirmed with their coach that you are taking them. If you are interested in helping out at the Club please let us know. See you this week.

Other dates for the diary….
Adult training starts Tuesday 9 May.

Race training planned start date Thursday 11 May.

Keep an eye out for upcoming course dates including;

PB2, First Aid and SRC.

Coaches helpers and drivers

Training starts the week commencing the 24 April and NEWTS week is the 14 – 18 August NEWTS Week – 9am to 5pm Mon-Thurs, 9am-4pm Fri.

The coaches and helpers briefing is Thursday the 6 April 7-9pm. Please make every effort to attend.

It would be really helpful to me if you would please complete the online training booking form – volunteer section. PLEASE!!

I will be emailing information and forms, for completion to bring to the briefing together with certificates. If you can’t be there please let me have your form beforehand.

Please check that you have renewed certificates in advance of the season.

We will be posting first aid dates shortly for those who expire this year.

If I miss you off my emailing list then sorry, please contact me and I will be in touch.

Thanks

Louise

Training 2017

We are now taking applications for 2017 Training.

The 2017 course details are now available on the website; the planned courses are expected to follow the same schedule as 2016.

The closing dates for courses starting after the easter holidays w/c 24 April 2017 is the 10 March 2017, but if necessary, places will be allocated on a first come first serve basis, so please apply early.

All the information you need should be available on the website.

The planned course dates are;

Friday 10 March Closing date for all youth 10 week dinghy courses, and adult sailing courses starting week commencing 24/04/2017 (see below for course dates)

(Saturday 18 March Course notifications by this date)

Tuesday 28 March 6-8pm Adult and Youth Enrolment evening

Wednesday 29 March 6-8pm Adult and Youth Enrolment evening

Thursday 6 April 7-9pm Coaches drivers and helpers briefing.
Please come along if you are planning or would like to help.

Week commencing 10 week youth courses commence 17:30 hrs
Monday 24 April

Tuesday 25 April 6 week adult beginner and intermediate sailing courses start.

Friday 2 June Closing date for NEWTS week

Tuesday 6 June 6 week adult beginner and intermediate sailing courses start.

Friday 14 July 6pm End of Youth Course Presentation with buffet/ BBQ and disco

Tuesday 18 July 6 week adult beginner and intermediate sailing courses start.

14 – 18 August NEWTS Week – 9am to 5pm Mon-Thurs, 9am-4pm Fri.

Friday 18 August 6pm NEWTS Presentation with buffet/BBQ and disco

Look forward to seeing you for the new season.

Volunteers evening Friday 7th October

We realise that our club is run entirely by a large team of volunteers, and this year has been no different.

This year, between us we have:

  • Trained youths,
  • Trained adults,
  • (We will have) Hosted a Dart TT and Welsh Open Cat Championship,
  • Hosted a CYRC for both our youths and those from around Wales,
  • Hosted an Ospreys National Championship,
  • Hosted an F18 National Championship,
  • Hosted the Mumbles Yacht Club Open Regatta,
  • Hosted the Mumbles Yacht Club Open Gower Challenge,
  • Run the Winter, Spring, Summer and Evening series so far. Autumn to come,
  • Run free Open Winter youth training,
  • Run covered sailing sessions,
  • Applied for various grants etc to bring extra money in,
  • Kept all of the boats seaworthy with maintenance and engine replacement,
  • Put on a good social programme.

I’m sure that we’ve done more than that too that I haven’t remembered!

This takes an extraordinary amount of effort, both on the front line: teaching, covering safety, mark laying, performing race officer duty, as well as the tasks that happen behind the scenes: doing all of the organisation, communication, sorting out the course list, things like that.

Not only do these things bring in money to our club, but it also keeps us on the map as a great sailing venue for training and racing, keeps our skills sharp, and encourages our younger sailors to follow the pathways into the sport. Perhaps we can inspire the next Olympic champion!

To pass on our gratitude to people, we would like to invite you to join us at the club for a meal and perhaps a drink on us, where we can regale our stories of the year gone by, and generally pat each other on the back for another damned good year down our club.

Let us know if you can join us on 7th October by completing this short form – we wouldn’t want to run out of food 🙂

Look forwards to seeing you there,

Richard

MYC Sailing Captain

Power Boat and Safety Skills Training

If you drive a RIB for the club please make sure you attend at least one of these sessions to be held every Thursday during June and July when there is a Club race. (See calendar on website for dates). Start at 5.30pm / Coaches Andrew Edwards, Guy Frayne, Carl Hogan / Mike Cavendish.

It will be an opportunity to refresh your skills,  and help us to ensure that we are all operating in accordance with our operating procedures.

NEWTS WEEK HELPERS SIGN UP NOW PLEASE

NEWTS week this year is w/c Monday 25 July.

If you can help please sign up now and before Saturday the 4 June, so we can see how many we have and how many NEWTS we can accommodate and order T shirts.

Please email mumblesyachtclubtraining@gmail.com, title the email NEWTS helpers, and confirm your availability.

Alternatively there will be a list on the notice board where you can sign up from Wednesday 25 April.

2016 POWER BOAT COURSES

DATES FOR 2016 COURSES ARE NOW OUT.

Please complete the online application at mumblesyachtclub.co.uk and email
mumblesyachtclubtraining@gmail.com
andrewnedwards41@googlemail.com
to book a place.
Please note you MUST do both.

RYA Power Boat 2 courses
18/19 June / 10am – 4pm approx / Coaches – Andrew Edwards, Steve Holmes, Carl Hogan
25/26 June / 10am – 4pm approx / Coaches – Andrew Edwards, Steve Holmes
30 July / 6 August  / 10am – 4pm approx / Coaches – Andrew Edwards, Guy Frayne, Steve Holmes, Carl Hogan
08/09 Oct   / 10am – 4pm approx / Coaches – Andrew Edwards, Guy Frayne, Steve Holmes, Carl Hogan

RYA Safety Boat

22/23 Oct  / 10am – 4pm approx / Coaches – Andrew Edwards, Guy Frayne, Steve Holmes

Powerboat and safety boat skills training

Every Thursday during June and July when there is a Club race. (See calendar on website for dates). Start at 5.30pm / Coaches Andrew Edwards, Guy Frayne, Carl Hogan / Mike Cavendish.

Push the boat out 2016 (+ photos/results)

Update:  the MYC photos page and MYC results page have now been updated for this event.  More photos to come – keep checking the photos page…

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Mumbles Yacht Club is hosting a sailing and windsurfing fun race for Push the boat out on 14th May 2016, race start 15:00

In 2015, over 28,000 people took to the water during the RYA’s national try sailing campaign. One visitor who experienced a taster at Delph Sailing Club said: “We really enjoyed it. Just that sense of being out there powered by mother nature- it was so exciting and really exhilarating! We’ll definitely be coming back.”

“RYA Push the Boat Out is all about getting people out on the water locally and giving them the chance to find out just how easy it is to get involved in sailing and windsurfing” explains RYA Club Support Advisor Jackie Bennetts.

“In 2016 the event will run over nine days with even more clubs and centres taking part, hosting fantastic PTBO taster sessions and open days. We hope that those who enjoy their time on the water will make plans to continue to go sailing!”

All club boats area available for hire for free – preference shall be given to those people registering to take a boat our here.

The aim of this event is to get as many boats on the water as possible, juniors, adults, people who haven’t been out in ages …

What’s on when

All day: Galley, clubhouse, bar and roof terrace open to the public for drinks, food and general chit chat about sailing, or whatever else

1pm: Come along and set up your boats ready for the racing.

3pm: Fun race involving any wind powered craft.

Afterwards: Come join us for a drink and food from the galley.

We are hoping for a good turnout of everything from windsurfers to Oppies, from catamarans to large yachts! Lets hope that it’s as good as it was a couple of years ago.

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There will be prizes for many fun things including best dressed boat, best fancy dress costume and biggest smile.

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If you get bitten by the racing bug, then feel free to join in our evening series and our spring series, which are both now underway.

Next races:

Spring series – Sunday 15th May, start at 14:00

Evening series – Thursday 19th May, start at 18:45

See you on the water!

 

 

Help! Working party

Don’t forget about tomorrow’s working party, where our intention is to rig as many boats as possible in 2 hours from 11-1, so that they’re all ready for training

Hope to see you there!

Richard

Free! Youth Winter Race Training

For the next two race days (13th and 20th March), the club has organised an
external race coach to come in and run a two full day coaching sessions for
the racing youth members of the club.

The start will be around 0930 and finish around 1600.

There will be some theory and some on the water sessions, and the two races
on both days are part of the event.

The aim of this is to encourage young sailors into racing, and if they are
already there, attend more club events and improve their race skills.

This is a free event.

The coach is Sean Evans, who currently coaches the Chile Olympic 49er crew.

We would love if you’d like to take us up on this offer. Could you let me
know if you are interested by emailing me richard@woffinden.org.uk

I need to know names, and what boat is being sailed, and whether it’s a club
boat or your own.

Aimed at topper/Feva or faster.

First come first served!

Richard Woffinden

Training 2016 coaches drivers and helpers – please let me know your availability

Please let me know your availability asap and if you can help out this year please come to the briefing on Thursday 17 March 7-9 pm.

We expect to be short of helpers this year, so please let me know as soon as you can, to help us work out what courses we can run.

If you have gained any additional qualifications since last season please let me know asap.

Please check all certificates to ensure valid, renew as necessary and bring renewals to the briefing.

Please go to;
http://mumblesyachtclub.co.uk/?menu=training
for more information.

Overview – for full information about courses;
Calendar – for training dates;
Prices;
Book training courses on line form;
Book boats – for boat bookings outside of scheduled training courses.

Please use the online form to record all your details and emergency contact / medical information, please don’t forget to ensure membership is up to date; go to
http://mumblesyachtclub.co.uk/?menu=membership
for membership information.

Many thanks

Louise.

Training 2016 booking now open

Booking for Training 2016 is now open.

Please note that the closing date for courses starting after Easter (the week commencing the 13th April) is the 2nd of March 2016.

Please go to the training page for more information, including:-

  • Overview – for full information about courses
  • Calendar – for training dates
  • Prices
  • Book training courses on line form
  • Book boats – for boat bookings outside of scheduled training courses

Please use the online form for course applications and if you are not already a member please go to the membership page for membership information.

Please note that course places are not guaranteed and we expect this year to be over subscribed, so early application is advised.

If we are able to offer you a course place, you will be notified by email and invited to attend one of the two enrolment evenings.

Please take care to complete forms accurately, especially email addresses.

Many thanks.

Louise.

Barts Bash Sunday 20th Sept

Calling all Mumbles Sailors.

Bart’s Bash is here again.

FREE event for club members and visitors alike.

FREE boat hire – but you need to book it on the website on the training pages, as per usual.

Warning signal will not be before 11:00.

NOR and SI’s are located at :-

http://www.bartsbash.com/post/page/its-your-bash

This is an opportunity to get out on the water on Sunday 20th September for a fun race. Start time 11am. Put the date in your diary now and let’s get lots of boats in the bay. The club is planning to offer it’s superb training fleet of Lasers, Fevas etc free for this event, subject to the usual check of competency and appropriateness for the conditions on the day. Please book through the club on line system.

You will need to register for the Bash online and the link is here:-

http://my.bartsbash.com/registration

It only takes a few minutes.

You may already know that the Osprey class, a powerful yet controllable dinghy class with a huge history  of sailing in Wales are coming back to Mumbles for their Nationals in August 2016. There should be a few Ospreys out at Bart’s Bash and some of them will be doing taster trips for anybody who is thinking of sailing one after the Bash. Please contact Oscar on chessnuts@talktalk.net if you want to register your interest for this.

Let’s make the Mumbles Bash a monster.

Sailors including Sir Robin- Knox-Johnston, Sir Ben Ainslie, Tom Slingsby and Shirley Robertson OBE feature in a short film which aims to encourage sailors and non-sailors from across the world to take to the water on 20 September 2015.

This is the second time the remarkable sailing event will take place. Bart’s Bash was conceived in 2014 as a participation event in memory of Andrew “Bart” Simpson. It grew beyond all expectations with over 30700 people taking part in the event across more than 50 countries and raised over £360,000 for the charity started in Bart’s name. In January 2015 Bart’s Bash was named officially the largest sailing race in the world by Guinness World Records.

The aim of the 2015 campaign is to increase participation even further across the world with the ultimate goal of becoming the world’s biggest sporting event. Any sailing clubs, community sailing programmes, sail training centres, yacht clubs, scout groups, sea cadets and even groups of sailors globally can hold a Bart’s Bash race.

With an aim to make Bart’s Bash the biggest sporting event in the World the team have introduced Bart’s Buddies to the event. This is a great opportunity for those who already sail to introduce friends, family and work colleagues to the sport and to give them an unforgettable experience on the water.

Another exciting new concept added by the team is he Bart’s Bash Buoy race. This is possibly the easiest way to get lots of people on the water and involved in the event, without the need of a set start time, start line, complex course and the full racing management ,venues can run a simple ‘race’ from the shore to a mark (Bart’s Buoy) and back to shore.

ASSF Trustee Iain Percy OBE said “last year was an incredible event so this year we have decided to do it all over again. This time we want to get even more people on the water so we have introduced Bart’s Buddies. We have all promised our friends and family to take them sailing one day so why not this day, a day where we can have fun together and remember Bart whilst doing so. Now that the sign up process is live I urge and encourage everyone to sign up to take part and be a part of this ground breaking event”

Bart’s Bash is one of the valuable fund raising events for the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation, allowing it to facilitate a range of sustainable projects, using sailing to transform the lives of children and young people globally.

See you on the water

Richard – Sailing Captain 🙂

HELP PLEASE!!! Boat House Working Party

Sunday 7th June at 2pm.

Please give an hour or so of your time and come and help; also if anyone has a trailer that they can  bring down to take away rubbish that would be a big help.

Nb Club racing is at 10.30 am that day, so come and race/ have fun first!

Thanks,