Largs Bay Sailing Club
Sail Training Programs at Largs Bay
All enquiries about the LBSC Sail Training programs should be referred to:
Peter Fewings - Phone: 0407 395 715 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or to
Caroline Cowen - Phone: 0401 618 925 or email: email@example.com
Coaches assisting sailors enrolled in the sail training programs at Largs Bay will be persons qualified under the Yachting Australia Sailing Instructor Training Scheme and other experienced sailors.
Training will be held on Saturday mornings commencing at 9:00am.
The first session each season usually begins on the third week of October - the weekend after the season Opening Day.
On on arrival at the club, all participants should report to the coaching coordinator on the balcony in front of the sailing club to register their attendance.
All sailors should then rig their boats and change into sailing clothes ready to launch their boat by 9:30am to begin the on-water sessions.
Sailors will be grouped according to skills and experience and coaches will be allocated to each group before the boats go on the water each week.
Training activities will end at about 11:30am, so that those sailors who wish may have lunch before sailing in the afternoon club races.
Please download and complete a Sail Training Registration Form and also
a Medical Information Form.
Forward both the registration and the medical forms to the sailing club or hand them to the training coordinator before your first session.
Topics covered in
LBSC conducts a range of training courses:
- Tackers Program for children, who wish to learn to sail.
- Optimist Green Fleet to improve salors skills and join the racing fleet
- Gold Fleet for sailors participating in races at Largs Bay and at State level.
- International Cadet Fleet for sailors racing at Largs Bay and at State level.
Training sessions will include information on the following topics:
- Safety information and instructions
- Rigging and preparing a small boat for sailing
- Sailing a small boat; running, reaching and sailing to windward
- Steering a small boat
- Launching and retreiving a small boat
- Improving sailing and helming techniques
- Information about sailing in club racing and other events
Participants are encouraged to provide their own boat, but the club has a fleet of training boats, which will be allocated to sailors at the start of each training day.
The club also has PFDs (buoyancy vests) available at a small fee to assist new sailors.
Club training boats will usually be available for youth participating in training courses to learn the basic skills, before they will need to buy a boat or find a crewing position.
Senior sailors wishing to participate in the sail training activities will be required to provide their own boat to sail or club coaches may be able to assist them to find a crewing position..
All sailors participating in Sail Training Programs shall be members of LBSC.
Visit the Membership Information page to read more about membership and to download and print a membership application form.
Last Modified on 10/10/2016 11:12