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Sail Camp 2020

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Sail Camp 2020, Sunday, July 26 to Friday, July 31
Sail Camp has become an Ullswater Yacht Club tradition for our young sailors. It offers a memorable week on and off the water for our 8-14 year olds who camp together on site all week. It is run by a group of parents who all have previous Sail Camp experience, helped by all the other parents volunteering through the week. Kathryn Potter is the overall Sail Camp manager and Edmund Clarke is the senior instructor overseeing the water side of the week. The core team is supported by numerous instructors and volunteer helpers.

Youngsters are split up into sailing groups of 5 or 6 of similar sailing ability and, where possible, age. Each group is led by an RYA dinghy instructor or club racing coach, depending on the group, and assisted by at least one other on-water helper. The aim is to have 4 sailing sessions a day, but it isn't all intensive coaching. It is about the children having fun while learning to sail. There are various expeditions like ice cream trips to Pooley Bridge. Friday morning is usually a mini regatta, then we take a picnic down the lake.

Other activities
The youngsters are split into houses of mixed age and evening activities take place in these houses - games, treasure hunts etc.

All the food is prepared from scratch avoiding additives and colourings. They have three meals a day plus cake and juice at morning and afternoon breaks, finishing with hot chocolate at bedtime.

Volunteers and rota
Everybody helping at Sail camp is a volunteer with many parents taking a week off work.

More details and booking information to come

- Kathryn and Steve Potter

Last updated 10:17 on 13 January 2020

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