For 2018 the Spring training will run a bit differently with Ramsay Leuchars as the organiser. It’s open to club members interested in increasing their racing skills and becoming part of the PEYC yacht racing community. Six Tuesday night sessions meeting in the clubhouse at 6pm sharp and coming off the water about 9.30pm for a de-brief in the bar. If you want to know how to get away from work by 5pm ask me for tips from previous participants!
Six weeks will cover
Week 1. Basic boat control, speed up, slow down, tacking and gybing fast.
Week 2. Starting – lots of starts and very short races
Week 3. Get the spinnaker up and down
Week 4. Get the spinnaker up, lots of gybing, take it down, repeat.
Week 5. As above but add in mark roundings
Week 6. Full short races using spinnakers
There will be 6 boats and 30 people taking part. Each boat will have a mixture of skill levels amongst the crew and have a mentor onboard for instruction. As a participant you can choose to be either:
- Skipper (you feel confident of your helming skills and want the chance to practice being in charge of a race team)
- Co-pilot (you don’t feel ready to be in charge, but want to practice your helming in races as well as take a turn of other positions)
- Crew (you don’t want to helm much but want to swap around different crewing positions – main /pit /trim /foredeck)
To apply or ask questions please email djrams
Places are popular, it costs £120 for the course, you need to already know how to sail and you need to be a club member. It’s easy to join the club on the peyc website and costs £70 for your first year. As in previous years it should be lots of fun and many new friendships made. People then have the whole summer ahead of them to race in 707 events, hire the club 707’s and practice or race on other boats in the club fleet. Please feel free to share this link with others who may be interested.
View a video from previous years training here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fV9gxNo8No8&t=1s