Sailschool
2012 DINGHY GROUP SAIL SCHOOL
Sponsored by
Peter Johnston and Tasmanian Bakeries
 
Entries have now opened for this years sail school and we encourage online registration. See below for online registration details.
 
  
Running from the 8th to 11th September 2012 (first 4 days of the Sept. school holidays) we aim to provide a varied program of events, both on and off the water, catering for all levels of ability and all classes of centreboard dinghies.

Conditions:

  • Participants must be at least 8 years old and be able to swim 25 metres unaided.
  • The Beginner group caters for 8 to 18 years old and is capped at 30 entrants on a first come first served basis.
  • All activities on the water require personal flotation devices (PFD) of appropriate size and that meet current Australian Standards.
  • Participant, or their guardian if under 18, has sole and exclusive responsibility whether to participate
  • All sailors except beginners or crew, must own their own boat
  • Dinghy Group reserves the right to cancel entry

Provisional Program:

Date Planned Program
Sat 8th

 

0830 - 0930

Registrations (0830 to 0930)

1000 - 1030

Official Opening (1000) - All Classes

1030 - 1600

Sail Training

Sun 9th

 
   
0930 - 1600 Sail Training - All Seniors
1000 - 1600 Sail Training - Beginner & Intermediate
   
  Social evening -TBA
Mon 10th  
   
0930 - 1600 Sail Training - All Seniors
1000 - 1200 Sail Training - Beginners
1000 - 1600 Sail Training - Intermediates
1300 - 1600 Harbour Cruise - Beginners
Tues 11th  
   
0930 - 1500 Sail Training - All Seniors
   
1000 - 1500 Sail Training - Beginner & Intermediate
1530 Closing Address / Presentations
1700 Volunteers BBQ
 

GENERAL INFORMATION:

The following information will assist in answering commonly asked questions regarding our Sail School:

  • The sail school is an Yachting Australia approved training program
  • Coaching for dinghy sailors is conducted in Optimists, Sabots, Mirrors, 420’s, Lasers, Int. Cadets, Pacers and any other class where the numbers justify a separate coach.
  • Interstate and local coaches are used
  • High calibre coaching for all classes and abilities
  • Prior registration is essential as places are limited. Registration closes Tuesday 4th September.
  • Cost is $200per person 

ESSENTIAL SAFETY REQUIREMENTS (REQUIRED FOR PARTICIPATION):

  • Approved personal flotation device
  • (PFD type1 or type 2)
  • Wet suit
  • Wet suit boots or old sand shoes
  • Sun hat and sun screen

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED:

  • Spray jacket, thermals & gloves
  • Change of clothing including socks and shoes
  • Bathers, towel & hat
  • Suggest all items of clothing be named.
  • No responsibility is taken for loss of valuables

Peter Johnston, Sail School's sponsor, have a large range of suitable sailing gear including personal flotation devices.

SAILING PROGRAM

Participants should be dressed, rigged and ready for sailing by 09:30 (seniors) and 10.00am for Beginners and Intermediates as training sessions start promptly.

Participants will be off the water by 16:00 each day.

A variety of ‘off water’ training activities will be available should the weather be unsuitable for sailing.

Lunch will be available for purchase from the canteen on each day.

ENQUIRIES AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION CONTACT

Dinghy Group Chairman 0408 337025 philippa.calvert1@bigpond.com

Click here to Register Online

AFTER SAIL SCHOOL
The RYCT Dinghy Group sail training program & racing will commence early October – visit www.dinghygroup.org.au for more information and key dates as they are confirmed, or find your nearest sailing club.