We are very pleased to announce that the new training room has been used for the first time recently. Although the room was largely complete by April 2020, we could not use it due to COVID restrictions & social distancing. With reduced numbers the facility can now be used for off-the-water theory instruction on all aspects of sailing.
One big wall of the room has a mural depicting an abstract picture of dinghies racing & gives a fun element to the new space.
Over recent years, Amanda Wilson has been a very important driving force in the development of sail training within the club and in 2019 she held the position of Training Officer & Centre Principal – as well as being Vice Commodore, building on the 20 plus years that the club has been an RYA approved training centre.
In the past, training has mainly been focused on youngsters – but with our new resident Chief Instructor Jack Lawson, we can cater for all ages and abilities who wish to either learn to sail, improve their skills or have one-to-one coaching. This can be in a club boat or in a members own boat. The booking of all courses or individual instruction is via our website – which gives a link to booking or making an enquiry to Zoe Broughton (our Training Administrator)
We are still limited with regards to Powerboat instruction due to social distancing. Both Richard Broughton (our Centre Principal) and Jack are provisionally booked on the first available Powerboat Instructors course – which will then enable us to provide in house training & refresher courses.
As you are all aware, Amanda was sadly diagnosed with advanced cancer last year and she continues receiving treatment. She is delighted that we are using her name for our new training facility.
Amanda and Steven Wilson 2019
Training room 2021