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RYA Recognised Training Centre

HBSC CIO is an RYA Recognised Training Centre offering the following

RYA courses to club members.



RYA Adult Sailing.

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Seamanship Skills

Spinnaker

Start Racing

Day Sailing

Information about the content and requirements for each course can be found by following the link below and clicking the appropriate course on the diagram

https://www.rya.org.uk/courses-training/courses/dinghy-multi-keel/Pages/adult-guides.aspx

RYA Youth Sailing.

Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3

Stage 4

Start Racing

Information about the content and requirements for each course can be found by following the link below and clicking the appropriate course on the diagram

https://www.rya.org.uk/courses-training/courses/dinghy-multi-keel/Pages/youth-guides.aspx

RYA Powerboat.

Powerboat Level 1

Powerboat Level 2

RYA Safetyboat

Information about the content and requirements for each course can be found by following the link below and clicking the appropriate course on the diagram


https://www.rya.org.uk/courses-training/courses/powerboat/Pages/hub.aspx  

HBSC Saturday Supported Sailing.

For Club members who want to enjoy a recreational sail with Safety Boat support and/ or want to improve their sailing skills with the availability of expert advice. Club boats are available for hire for these sessions.

These sessions are organised by the HBSC CIO Recognised Training Centre team and run by appropriately qualified staff - but they are not part of an RYA training course.

Gates unlocked 9am for a 10am welcome and briefing. Normal finish time is 3pm

If you have any questions please contact Alan at sailingchiefinstructor@hicklingbroad.com.

HBSC T-Sail

Our popular children's T-Sail starts 24th May 2022 and runs every Tuesday until 23rd August, the sailing briefing starts at 5.30pm, you are welcome to arrive and rig your boat before the briefing.

Our RYA sailing instructors offer a structured first hour (optional), grouping children by ability, then returning the session back to water play after supper.  There is safety boat cover at all times whilst the children are on the water.

We find the mixture between structure and play gives the ingredients to create robust, confident and competent young dinghy sailors.

Parents and carers must remain onsite and have overall responsibility for their children.  We are all volunteers, and love the community feeling of these sessions where everyone mucks-in to help.  This year will see the galley return back to volunteer catering if you're able to help feed the masses an easy, hot food menu or help launching and recovering boats?

We have children's club boats which can be hired for new members to help get you started (£3 per session), we would expect you to be able to sail and be over 8 years old.  Younger siblings are welcome and exposure to what happens at T-sail leaves them in good stead for when they feel able to get on the water.

All children are expected to wear a well fitted buoyancy aid around the club site, we have unguarded drops into the water, to ensure their safety this is a priority.  We have buoyancy aids that can be borrowed by new members for the session as well as a stock for sale (£30).

What should my child wear? Wet suits and wet boots if you have them or old sports clothes such as track suit bottoms & leggings, old trainers.  No open toe sandals, wellies or bare feet please.  It can get cool on the water so bring a warm change of clothes and a towel.  Don't forget to name label.  There are many hand-me-downs exchanges which is an ideal chance to purchase out grown sailing clothing at a fraction of the cost.

The t-sail training team can be contacted tsail@hicklingbroad.com

Funday Sailing

Funday sailing is a new initiative to promote Sunday racing and increase the use of the club on a Sunday afternoon.

The third race, which is after lunch, will have a novice and junior start.  The PRO will set a course this side of Jarvis point (closer to the club) so parents can see their children sailing and those who are more nervous will not have to sail off miles away.  It will have a set number of laps to keep it simpler for those new to racing.

The briefing will be at 1.30pm for a 1.48pm start time.

In addition, the training team if there is demand will be running formal RYA courses to improve sailing to enable more people to have the choice to race.

If you have any questions please contact Alan at sailingchiefinstructor@hicklingbroad.com

Training Course Dates and Costs

All courses for members are charged at a fraction of the cost of commercial training centres.

For the dates and costs of planned RYA training courses or general training course enquiries please email

Sailing Course Co-ordinator Alison Holden-Standley - Sailingcourses@hicklingbroad.com

Powerboat Chief Instructor Andrew Stevens - Powerboatcourses@hicklingbroad.com