COURSE JOINING INSTUCTIONS

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Thank you for booking

Thank you for your booking with Lymington Town Sailing Club Watersports Centre. 

What happens on the day? The course will be led by an RYA approved instructor who will brief you, show you how to perform tasks and will monitor your performance and provide feedback on how you are doing. Please do not be shy about asking questions. The instructor is primarily there to assist your skills development and learning. Getting the boat equipped, launched, recovered, washed down and put away is a key part of courses. Students are expected to deal with this, with the appropriate guidance.

 

The instructor will give you a briefing on the programme and timings for the day. Thereafter, we aim to spend as much time as possible on the water, returning ashore for a break of approx. 1 hour for lunch. The afternoon session will conclude at around 16:00hrs followed by packing up the boats and a final briefing.

 

All courses have a certain element of theory which will be completed either in the classroom, outside the club or on the water.

All Courses

  • Please arrive at the LTSC centre 10 minutes before your session is due to start.

  • Lunches – a packed lunch can be brought or sandwiches are available to be purchased from the Galley at the club.

  • Please also note that pay and display car parking is in operation in the car park at the club.

 

What is needed

               • A waterproof top is essential, a low cost one is adequate and waterproof trousers if you have them. Suitable non-slip                                     footwear, we suggest wet suit boots or plimsolls/trainers.

               • Sun cream

               • Sun Glasses

               • Sailing hat or cap (suggest attached to line to tie to buoyancy aid).

               • Buoyancy Aid, if you have one, otherwise you must use one of ours.

               • Packed lunch or lunch can be purchased from the bar.

Additional Information

Dinghy Sailing

  • A Completed booking form  links below – this will needed to be returned to the club on the day or via email.                 Adult form                                                                                                                                                                                    Junior form

  • A wet suit or dry suit if you have one, but there is no need to buy anything expensive. In summer a wet suit is not essential but between October and March a wet suit or dry suit is necessary. Otherwise, comfortable clothing suitable for the prevailing weather conditions will be adequate. Shorts and T shirts on a sunny day or track suit type clothing. The wind can reduce temperatures on the water, so it is better to be over dressed. Denim jeans are not suitable as they retain water and not heat.

  • Gloves (ideally sailing gloves)

Power Boating

  • Warm clothes – layers are good.

  • Gloves.

  • A passport photograph for your certificate.