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Farnham Lane, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, HG5 9JS
Helping to get more people sailing, more often
Welcome to Ripon Sailing Club, the best family friendly sailing club in the area.
We always welcome new members, so if you are a prospective member and want to find out more about us you should visit the About pages where you will find details of membership fees, application forms, when and what we sail as well as what you can expect as a member.
We are pleased to announce that the club has achieved Foundation status under the RYA's Sailability scheme.
|Youth & Junior Sailors, have you seen the reports from recent events in your own reports page, within the Youth & Junior section, lots more to read this week?|
This weekend sees a 2-day Tera Open at Ripon, and on Sunday Club Racing is a 1-day Handicap event.
The Teras will start their 2 Sunday races at 0945, and should be finished by 1130ish.
The Club event will start about an hour later than usual (not before 1200), with 3 handicap races and 2 to count. There will be a lunch break (but maybe shorter than usual) after the first race, and races 2 and 3 will be run as close as possible together (possibly back-to-back), so the finish time may be about the same as normal.
Safe use of power boats
Many of us saw recent media reports of the horrifying power boat accident where 2 members of a family were killed and others seriously injured by their own power boat. As we know if there's no-one steering a powerboat, the boat goes round in circles with its propeller doing horrible damage to anyone in the water. Our boats are all fitted with "kill cords" and they have recently been tested.
If you are driving a powerboat you MUST attach the kill cord to yourself, so that if you fall out of the boat, the engine stops immediately."
For more information on Kill cords see the RYA guidance here.....
Well done to Henning Aitken & Paula Kent for winning the Craftinsure.com competition displayed in the clubhouse over Bank Holiday weekend / Oppy Course.
Some Craftinsure.com goodies are on the way to you both!
On Friday 10th May As part of our recruiting efforts, Richard, Alan, Les and Dennis went to St Aidens school with the Olympic Laser a Topper and a Tera, we were joined there by 6 of our member pupils who missed a lesson or two, The Harrogate Advertiser reporter and photographer also came to see what were up to, unfortunately we had a heavy drizzle for most of the time but we did have about 100 who came to have a look and we were able to hand out a lot of information flyers.It would appear that girls outnumber the boys about 3 to 1 in interest, so far we have have not had a rush of visitors to the club but along with the Club Focus article by Chris in the local paper we helped spread the word. We are short of members in the 20/30 age group so if you have friends or neighbours interested bring them along for a trial sail.
The Second Solo Training Day (or how to get your bum over the edge and become an Alpha Male!!)
The wind was cool and fresh at times, but this did not deter our band of sailors.
The morning started with “follow the leader” exercise, just to get muscles loosened and minds focused. This was followed by splitting helms into pairs and beating up to the windward mark in parallel covering each other, this improved as the penny dropped and it was understood what was required --great improvement as the exercise progressed.
|Bill Richer - almost an Alpha Male!|