FRIDAY EVENING SOCIAL SAILING - move to social SAILING events tab
Friday Evenings are an opportunity for members to sail with safety cover but without the pressures of racing. The club kindly ask those who partake the sessions to follow the guidelines for the Friday Social Sailing sessions.
GUIDELINEs FOR THE FRIDAY SOCIAL SAILING SESSIONS
- There will be a Safety Officer and a Safety Crew, but no Organiser. Friday Evenings are not a training activity.
- If the Safety Officer feels that conditions are unsuitable he or she will either not launch the Safety Boat or will withdraw safety cover if conditions deteriorate. He or she will do this AFTER informing the sailors on the water and giving them enough time to return to shore. Adults sailing their own dinghies who wish to do so may, of course, continue to sail at their own risk, however, all Club dinghies must be returned to the shore. Parents or adults in loco parentis for juniors out in their own boats are responsible for deciding whether their junior may continue – the Safety Boat crew can relay messages if necessary.
- The Safety Officer will be responsible for opening-up and locking-up the Club, preparing sign on/sign off sheets, keeping radio contact with the Safety Boat and checking that everyone is signed off the water at the end of the session. They will also take a note of members using the Club Dinghies, registering that they are competent (see below) if it is that sailor’s first Friday evening of the season and take money for use of the Club dinghies.
- Members may sail their own boats at no charge. Their guests are welcome, but will be expected to join the Club after 3 sessions if they wish to continue.
- Members wanting to sail Club boats will be subject to the following conditions:
(1) Parents of juniors will still be responsible for their children and must either stay
at the Club or nominate a suitable adult to act “in loco parentis”.
(2) On the 1st Friday they attend, members will be required to produce a Stage 2 /
Level 2 certificate or note from the Training Principal confirming their
competence to sail a dinghy unsupervised in normal conditions. Please contact
the Sailing Sub Committee if this condition is applicable to you.
(3) Club Dinghies designed to be sailed single-handed may be sailed by only one
person at a time. Please sail you own boat as you like.
(4) Those wishing to use Club dinghies will do so on a “first come, first served”
basis. Sailors are expected to agree dinghy allocation between themselves.