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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.
Have you thought about becoming a dinghy instructor? Teaching beginners to sail is immensely rewarding and you don’t need to be a fantastic sailor yourself. You could join our team of keen, enthusiastic instructors who teach about 100 people to sail each year at the club. Most instructors spend between one and five days a year doing this, so a huge time commitment is not needed.
To become an instructor, there are three steps all of which can be undertaken at RSC during the first few months of 2014, allowing you to start teaching as soon as the courses start in April / May.
2014 Sailing Duties
The sailing programme for 2014 is now drafted, and a paper copy will be in the “tearoom” container on the next two Sundays, for people to sign up for sailing duties next year. It will also be available at the working parties in January (12th and 19th), and the AGM (January 26th). We’re also hoping to make it possible to sign-up through Dutyman, (though not until after the Frostbite series).
Boats Blown Over
Several boats were blown over in the dinghy park during the high winds of 5th December. Please check that yours is well tied down. The ones that blew over had tie-downs round the mast only – it’s much safer to run the tie-down round the bottom of both shrouds, and the round mast as well.
Working Party Dates in 2014
We are planning working parties as usual in January and February. The dates are 12 and 19 January, and 2, 9, and 16 February. If the weather is very bad, please look at the website before you set off in case we have to cancel any of them.
There are only 2 races a day from next week (1/12/13), and the start times will be 1130 for the first race, with a short break before the second race, which will start at 1300 (as per the yearbook). Great to see such big fleets for the races so far, despite the basic facilities.
Refurbishment works to the clubhouse are now well underway with the majority of stripping out having been done. The existing plumbing and heating systems have been disconnected and removed, ceilings and lighting have been removed. Internal doors and walls are being removed this week so I am pleased to report the works are on track to be ready for the beginning of the sailing season in March 2014.