September 2019
Hi Guys

What a wonderful summer we enjoyed with events at the Club for our Juniors! So many of these events would not have occurred without the band of dedicated volunteers we have: a massive thank you to all of you.

Have you ever wanted to help your children to go sailing at the club, to practice what they have learnt on their RYA courses or just to mess around in boats but were worried there was no safety boat to keep an eye out for them in case they needed help?

Well if you have, we are planning in 2020 to hold "Time on the Tide" sailing sessions to offer our young sailors an opportunity to get afloat in safety, at no cost, with an ESC rescue boat crewed by qualified parent volunteers keeping an eye out for them. Of course, nothing stops a parent from teaching their own children but where that is not possible "Time on the Tide" will provide an alternative route to getting ESC Juniors out sailing. In order to achieve this safely "Time on the Tide", as a club organised event, will need the adults in the safety boats to have Power Boat 2 and Assistant Instructor qualifications.

Matt Wright, our RYA training principal, has offered to run an RYA certified course for Assistant Instructors. It will be open to Adults only on the weekend of October 12/13. It is a two-day course, running 0900 to 1700, mainly practical on-the-water, and will give participants an understanding of how RYA training works and provide parents with some empathy and a common language for what the RYA training courses deliver.

In terms of sailing ability, participants should be able to sail a crewed dinghy around a triangular course in light to medium winds so demonstrating all the points of sailing and tacking and gybing.

Please get together with your friends and help make "Time on the Tide" happen in 2020. The course is available at a discounted rate of £40. Reserve a place now (no payment required at this stage). Once we have enough reservations, we will confirm the course and ask for payment.

RYA Assistant Instructor course 12 – 13 October
Reserve your place now!  Info & booking

RS Tera Open at ESC
Join the fun!  Info & enter

Survey – A Junior survey was well received and completed by many families within the Club – the responses are now being reviewed for future events.

Facebook – Are you following ESC Juniors on Facebook?  If not please look up the site and request to join.

Volunteers for Junior Social Events - We need you! We are looking for volunteers for Junior social events in particular.  These have been requested on the surveys, however without volunteers they cannot go ahead.  Please consider joining up and if you can help email: juniorcoord@emsworthsc.org.uk    We look forward to hearing from you.

Coming up ...
Follow this link to see the up to date calendar of Junior events (Select 'Junior' Tag to view just Junior events):
ESC Online Calendar

Erika & Cathy
Joint Junior Coordinators




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