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Coached Saturdays

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Free informal coaching on nine Saturday mornings in 2023, for ladies - Ladies who Launch, men - Blokes in Boats and club youngsters - Youth & Junior Coaching.

Ladies Who Launch An informal session run by ladies for ladies. Our aim is to give you the support and confidence to get on the water. The sessions provide some friendly faces and a bit of help if you need it. We always have experienced sailors to help and a safety boat on the water. If you don't have your own boat, we have access to the sailing school boats for which individuals are asked to make a contribution. The sessions vary depending on the needs of those who turn up, in the past we have covered things from triangular courses to roll tacking, dry capsizes to race starts. There will always be lots of helping hands when it comes to launching and recovering. If it's too windy then there is always coffee and a chat in the clubhouse. It's not our place to teach you to sail, you need to know the basics so our club training sessions or the sailing school are the best starting point for complete beginners. We aim to be changed and ready to go on the water for 10am, but if you are late, don't worry, you can catch up with us on the water. Just come down to the club and look out for our lovely purple hoodies and T-shirts.
For more details please contact Pam at or Karen at You can also join us on Facebook Ladies who Launch @ UYC - Pam Brooks & Karen Smith

Blokes in Boats Tired of watching the kids, wives and partners go off to sail, whilst we are left on the shore? Well we said 'No more'. We, the blokes, felt we should no longer be confined to fiddling, fixing and fettling the boats of our nearest and dearest. We wanted to sail too! So being a bloke, and seeing the easiest way to sort this, we mercilessly copied the ladies and formed our own club. We have the similar format as the ladies, but where the ladies aim is to make sailing fun, we set about in typical bloke fashion, trying to fix things. If we have fun at the same time then it is purely a coincidence. Lester Noble, one of most experienced racers, will be on hand to guide those who want to improve their racing knowledge. The aims are to promote improved confidence for the Ullswater racing programme, in a supportive environment and to grab our rightful share of the sailing prizes on offer during the season.

Youth and Junior Coaching These sessions are aimed at helping youngsters who have reached Stage 2/3 to improve their racing techniques.

Blokes in Boats, Ladies Who Launch, Youth & Junior (YAJ) 10am till 12
2023 dates: Saturdays 15 April; 20 & 27 May; 15, 22 & 29 July; 19 Aug; 30 Sept; 7 Oct.

Pictured: Ladies Who Launch

Last updated 19:02 on 13 November 2023

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