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Adult Sailing

Tuesday evening sailing is open to all adult members of the club.

We welcome everyone who wants to come along, from novices upwards.

You can learn to sail or pass on your skills whilst enjoying the company of like minded people, both on the water and in the club house.

New recruits will be taken out in the dinghies and total beginners will be in the care of our most experienced sailors.

For details contact Angie Watson 01326 280536 moc.kooltuonull@1nostaweigna.

Tuesday evening adult sailing is an excellent way to meet other club members as well as gaining experience in Dinghy Sailing.

Newcomers to sailing are teamed with an experienced helmsman and can learn the basic boat handling skills usually in one of the clubs Wayfarers – a large and very stable dinghy which can accommodate 4 adults.

Although the adult sailing evenings are not a formal training course a novice sailor attending for the whole season should be able to helm the wayfarer with reasonable confidence by the seasons end. You will also gain valuable experience of local sailing conditions and the effect of wind and tide.

For those wishing to progress to racing, informal race training sessions are often another feature of the evenings.  Prospective racers may wish to use their own boats for race training although a fleet of club boats are available for competent helms.

The group meets at 18.00 hrs each Tuesday from early May through to the end of September. The evening will normally start with a short chat with the Club SI covering topics such as boat handling, weather, tides, safety etc.

Sailing conditions for the evening are assessed and a destination agreed for the evening sail. Everyone then splits into groups of between 2-4 led by an experienced helmsman, the Wayfarers are rigged and the group sets off accompanied by the club safety boat.

We return to the club moorings by 20.00 hrs where boats have to be safely moored, de-rigged and the equipment put away. The sailors then repair to the club bar for an après sail session.

Want to go racing?

  • Thursday Nights at 18:30
  • Sundays  AM or PM for Top of the Tide racing

Visit our Dinghy Racing page for more info.

TRY DINGHY RACING AT HRSC

My first experience of racing was in a Shrimper belonging to HRSC member Simon Sugrue. Simon had kindly asked me to join him as his crew, racing off Mylor and St. Mawes on Thursday nights and Sunday mornings in the Carrick Roads. He was a great teacher and shared with me many tips on how to win races! It was then I realised what fun racing can be and how much there is to learn.

ANGIE WATSON – VICE COMMODORE

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