The Sailing Section is keen to
encourage more adults to join the team.
Dinghy training courses for interested
adults are being organised in the coming months. Anyone interested
in helping with this popular and enthusiastic section are
encouraged to take part in one or more of the courses and acquire
Royal Yachting Association qualifications.
If you can already sail (rusty or
current) we will assess you and advise your training path.
The Level 1 course introduces sailing
for novices. The course will provide a basic understanding of
dinghy handling techniques and background knowledge of
sailing. Crewed boats Bahias and Wayfarers are used
for this course.
The Level 2 course consolidates the
knowledge and practise obtained during the Level 1 course.
All our team helms are at least Level
The Level 3 course is suitable for
those individuals who have had a season of sailing experience after
attaining level 2. It introduces more advanced techniques and a
higher standard of performance is expected.
The courses available currently are:
The cost of weekend courses is £50 for
Avon Scout leaders. Leaders and volunteers from outside the Avon
Scout area can book courses if space available, the course cost
will be £105. Volunteers who are currently helping the sailing
section are eligible for a significant discount for Level 2, Level
3 and other courses
For booking, go to the Avon County
Scout web site - http://www.ascss.org.uk