Dates: Saturday 26th May – Saturday 2nd June 2018
Location: East Mersea
Course Information – including information regarding other sailing courses
If you would like to take up Sailing or improve your existing Sailing skills then consider attending the Sailing Activity Week at East Mersea. We have a team of qualified instructors who will be able to help you. Please apply on the form if you wish to attend, preferably as groups, but individuals can be accommodated as well. The week will suit older Scouts, Guides, Explorer Scouts, Network Scouts and Adults. Scouts or Guides younger than 11 years of age will find the week taxing! The sailing activities during the week will be based on the Dinghy Sailing syllabuses of the Royal Yachting Association (RYA). The appropriate RYA sailing certificate(s) will be presented at the end of the week if the course requirements are completed successfully.
The week is preceded by sessions at the 1st Hertford Scout Group Headquarters, Marshgate Drive, Hertford, on either Saturday 21st April or 28th April depending upon which course you wish to undertake. These sessions are used to cover some theoretical parts of the RYA syllabi and to ensure that participants undertake the week’s activities at the right level for their personal needs. When attending these sessions, participants will need to bring refreshments (lunch) to last them for the day although drinks and biscuits will be available. It is important that everyone should attend these day sessions from 09.30hrs until 16.00hrs.
Those applying for the Instructors Course will need to attend both days. Finishing at 17:00hrs
Those applying to attend the Young Sailors Courses Stages 2, 3 & 4 should plan to attend on Saturday 21st April.
Those applying for all other courses should plan to attend on Saturday 28th April.
Specific programmes for these days will be issued in the joining instructions, which will be sent out in the week after the closing date of 26th March.