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Conditions for acceptance for JSC

  • Applicant must be at least 9 years old.
  • All applicants shall have the following swim ability of 25 metre swim, 2 minutes treading water and 10 seconds under water.  This may be tested and it is done in normal sailing gear without lifejacket.  The aim of the test is for both confidence and competence in the water, both essential in sailing.

Booking Conditions

SYC reserve the right to cancel a course if there are insufficient bookings.  Fees will be refunded if we cancel a course. 

All trainees agree to abide by Sligo Yacht Club - Code of Conduct.  

Sailing is a weather dependant sport and every effort will be made to make the best use of the prevailing and forecast conditions at the time of the course. However, safety is paramount and sailing may be curtailed due to adverse weather conditions.

Trainees or their legal guardians (in the case of trainees under 18yrs of age) agree that SYC may take their photograph or videos during the course and may use such material for training or on our website or other publicity material.

Sailing Gear:

This year sailors must arrive and leave in their sailing gear. They will not normally have access to the changing rooms.

We advise that they bring a warm change of clothes in case of adverse weather when they will be allowed limited and supervised access to change.

  • Hand sanitizer
  • Wetsuit: half or full, full helps against knocks and bruises climbing in and out of boats.
  • Cag: A weather/wind protector jacket (not essential)
  • Buoyancy Aid: snug, secure fit.
  • Wetsuit booties are ideal, but an old pair of trainers will do. They are to protect the feet when launching boats and aid warmth.
  • Swimwear for under the wetsuit
  • Rash Vest: helps prevent friction with the salt water and neoprene.
  • Towel and Shower Toiletries
  • Any medication taken, such as inhalers
  • Sun Cream
  • Sun Glasses (secure fit - likely to get dropped in water.)
  • Warm, woolly hat. Helps protect against knocks (from boom mostly!)
  • Sailing Gloves: fingerless gloves are useful.
  • Suitable warm change of clothing for after sailing. e.g. hoodie/fleece.
  • Wet Bag/Tub/Box for wet gear
  • Long hair: please tie-up.

There will be days when weather conditions will prevent some or all course participants going on the water. This cannot be avoided and shore-based activities (a trip to the RNLI Station or sailing related activities on the beach) will be organised in lieu.

All possessions should be taken home every evening and sailing gear should be rinsed.

 

Adult Sailing

Course

2019

Starts 26th April

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