15 May 2019

Dear Fellow ESC Sailors!

Summer is around the corner, and we are organising the next tranche of adult sail training!The upcoming tranche of training spans from late May to the August Bank Holiday.There will be a further training tranche from early September to mid-October.

Subject to demand we will be running the following courses:

  1. RYA Levels 1, 2, and 3. A four-day course. More info on content here.
  2. RYA Sailing with Spinnakers. A four-day course. More info on content here.
  3. Continuation Sailing.
  4. Club-sponsored Continuation Sailing (free to ESC members)
  5. Rigging instruction for club boats (free to ESC members)

The format of the courses is as follows. The RYA Levels 1,2,3 and Spinnaker courses are limited to 2 attendees in a club boat (Bahia) together with a Dinghy Instructor (DI), also in the boat, overseen by a Sailing Instructor (SI) who will be on the water in a RIB.These will take 4 days.The Continuation Sailing is 1 or 2 attendees in a club boat (Feva or Bahia), or in your own boat, overseen by a Dinghy Instructor in a RIB who will give pointers and coaching – this is designed for those that want to continue from their RYA Level 2 or 3 courses, and booked on a per session basis.The cost of the Continuation Sailing session includes the use of a club boat.

The club will also run a club-sponsored Continuation Sailing session one day per month from April through September (excluding May).As above, a Dinghy Instructor will supervise the session from a RIB. These are free to members – turn up with your boat, or hire a boat from the club, and have a fun sail!The dates are as follows:

Sat 15 June09:00 – 13:00

Sat 20 July12:00 – 16:00

Sat 17 Aug12:00 – 16:00

Sat 21 Sep14:30 – 18:30

The club will also sponsor rigging training on the club boats. This is free to members. The dates are the same as the club-sponsored Continuation Sailing, and the start time for rigging is one hour before the start of Continuation Sailing.You can attend either or both the rigging and Continuation Sailing sessions.

The cost of the club-run courses is £250 for the RYA Levels 1, 2, 3 and Spinnakers courses, and £20 per session for the Continuation Sailing.

All courses will be run subject to sufficient demand. If you are interested in a course, please complete the Online Doodle poll for each course and indicate your availability against the possible dates. Please be as flexible as you can.We will organise the course dates around your availability. We will do our best to get everyone who wants training out on the water. If you want to take two courses (e.g., RYA Levels 1 and 2) please fill out each respective Doodle poll and email me that you've done this, and I'll adjust when organising sessions.

Please complete each online availability poll for each course in which you are interested. Please complete these polls by Sunday 19 May. If you complete the poll after this date, I will still try and accommodate you, but it will be much easier if you sign up before then.For those doing the Continuation Sailing, please email separately and advise how many sessions you want to do (if you don't want to do all indicated on the Doodle Poll).

RYA Level 1

Duration: 4 days. Cost: £250



RYA Level 2

Duration: 4 days. Cost: £250



RYA Level 3

Duration: 4 days. Cost: £250



RYA Spinnakers

Duration: 4 days. Cost: £250



Continuation Sailing

NOTE:This is separate from the Club sponsored monthly Continuation Sailing.

Per Session. Cost: £20 per session.



If you have any questions, please contact me.

Happy sailing and I look forward to seeing you on the water!


Lester Korzilius
ESC Sailing Committee
email Lester


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