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Farnham Lane, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, HG5 9JS
Helping to get more people sailing, more often
We pride ourselves on being a family oriented sailing club, providing a safe environment for all members of the family, the club has recently invested significantly in refurbishing its facilities to provide welcoming and comfortable shore facilities that complement our unrivalled launching and jetty facilities. Dinghy racing is our passion but we also provide a high standard of instruction and coaching for all ages and abilities.
We welcome new membership enquiries. To make enquiries or find out more About us please browse the website or use the Contact Us tab to choose the appropriate contact for your enquiry.
6 more members have obtained their RYA PB2 qualification this weekend, making an early start on Friday morning the 6 candidates were introduced to the skills required to safely drive a power boat, they experienced 4 different types of boat ranging from a small 5 HP powered “stick” steer boat up to a high speed RIB. The course includes recovering a “Man Overboard” slow speed manoeuvring, laying an anchor and some basic sailing knots to list only a small number of the skills required to pass the 2 day course.
I am sure we all want to thank Ellie for letting us use her RIB which provided a welcome addition to the RSC fleet.
I would like to thank everyone for the way in which you all pulled together following my accident last weekend. So many members rallied together it was akin to a military operation. In particular my thanks to Dan Philips who (despite leading his race) immediately came to my aid when he saw I was in trouble; to Graham and Dianne Barns who got me into the rescue boat without fuss and brought me in; to Bernard Clarke for sorting out warm blankets and remaining with me the whole time until the ambulance arrived; to Andrew Haigh for collecting all my gear together and putting my boat away and to the people who brought my boat ashore (sorry not sure who they were).
|Another busy weekend ahead|
|Friday 18th||RYA courses, Beginners L1, Improvers L2 and a PB2|
|Saturday 19th||RYA courses, Beginners L1, Improvers L2 and a PB2|
|Sunday 20th||Spring series races 16,17 & 18
(the last 3 races of the series)
Easter Egg races for all the Family
The main gate and Clubhouse are once again under the control of the automated system.
Please remember that outside of the published opening times you will need your access card to get in and out of the site and clubhouse.
Dutyman is now available on line to manage any duty swaps you may want to make
That this system relies on us having a valid e-mail address for you!
Please also remember to visit the Dutyman site to confirm your duties, think of this as RSVP!
Race Officer Training - Tuesday 29 April
In response to demand ( at the club and on the Facebook site ) last autumn, we're having an evening session for anyone who wants to improve their race management skills. It'll be especially useful for anyone who has a race team duty this year, and is a bit unsure of what is involved. It's free (apart from what you spend at the bar!) and we will have hands-on examples of course-setting, start lines etc. Please come and add to your skills.
Clubhouse Opening - Sunday 4 May – Early start for Marabu
Our newly refurbished clubhouse will be formally opened at 4pm on 4 May by the Mayor of Knaresborough. We now have a much improved base from which we can all indulge our passion for sailing. It's a great facility, thanks to Richard Pryke and his team, so please come and make it a rousing opening ! The galley and bar will be open.
The Marabu Races that day will start early at 1045, 1245, and 1400 so they can finish in time for the opening, and races will be 60 minute pursuits (rather than 75 minute).