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Friendly Friday Sailing


In the summer season from approximately June to the end of August, the Club offers sessions on the water for juniors and adults for fun / leisure sailing sessions. Kayaking is also available on request.

Several Members of the Sailing Committee plan a Rota for Friday evenings, with a safety boat is on hand, manned by Club volunteers.

The aim is to get out on the water by 6:30pm.

These are basic confidence building sessions for everyone, in particular those who have completed RYA courses during the year and are Stage 1-2 as a minimum.

Please keep an eye on Club newsletters and the Members Facebook Page for updates on dates and weather conditions which may prohibit sailing.


There are a few guidelines around this activity as this is not a formal RYA course.

Participants must have completed a general registration form for the sailing season at the Club which covers Friendly Fridays. This ensures Committee Members, Race Officers, and Safety Boat personnel can check skills levels and are aware of any relevant medical conditions.

All parental assistance on shore is welcomed.

Parents must remain at the Club whilst their children are taking part in these open sessions, or have agreed responsibilities with another parent prior to the activity. Please ensure the volunteers in charge are aware of the arrangements.

A parent who also goes on the water with their child is fully responsible for this child. When the Child returns to shore so must the parent if no other parent is onshore to supervise the child.

All children must be Club members and have taken part in the RYA Youth Sailing Scheme at CAYC.

Anyone manning a RIB or assisting the driver of the RIB must be a member or an associate member (Powerboat L2 certification required - RYA Safety boat Cert desirable).

All Boats borrowed from the Club must be booked and checked pre and post sailing. Link to Following the Borrowing Boats procedure.

The Club has limited dinghy resources, therefore children will need to take turns in helming and sharing the club dinghies if not using their own: 5 x Optimists, 2 x Toppers (both have the smaller 4.2 sails available), 2 x PICOs, 2 x RS Feva

Parents / Adults / youth with appropriate sailing experience may wish to utilise one of the 2 x RS Visions or the GP14.

As expected on courses participants must be appropriately dressed for all weather conditions and have a well fitted buoyancy aid. See Eemily's code below:

  • emily

Last updated 13:45 on 12 April 2021

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