Created: 13 Jun 2017 15:51
Updated: 13 Jun 2017 15:51

Equinox Sailing invites the Little Ship Club members to a series of workshops in June and July.

                                               

Equinox Sailing is a small London and Hamble based RYA training and race training school. Aside from the usual RYA training they run a number of workshops and discussions in London- opportunities for sailors to come together and discuss a number of sailing related topics.

The workshops will take place on Wednesday evenings from 19.00. They are free, there is no requirement to book in advance and they are open to all sailors of all levels of experience and interest.

Time: 19.00     Venue: First floor function room of The Bishops Finger, 9-10 Smithfield, EC1A 9JR

 

Wednesday 14 June – Planning a Cruising Holiday

Most of us are considering or actively planning a sailing holiday in the UK or abroad. There are a number of things to think about before booking beyond the obvious decisions of a location and a boat. The workshop will include a useful list of things to think about; logistics, charter do’s and don’ts, tips for a comfortable holiday.

Wednesday 21 June - Preparing for the Fastnet and other offshore races

Talking through the course, typical course challenges, expected conditions on board, kit advice and other considerations that will make for a relaxed, fast passage. The workshop will be of interest to the experienced and those who are new to crewing for an offshore race, especially the Fastnet Race. The course, and navigation decision points, discussion will also be on interest to cruisers considering a run down to Devon, Cornwall or the Scilly Isles, which form part of the Fastnet route.

Wednesday 28 June– Being ready for your Cruising Holiday

This workshop will cover readiness for the first day and subsequent days to make them as smooth and relaxing as possible. Make sure that you are prepared – kit lists, boat handover checklists, route planning approaches, loading charts and routes on your iPad/tablet. If there is popular demand we have also thought about running a practical on charter handover/handback on a couple of boats.

Wednesday 5 July– Navigation and other useful preparation on an iPad/tablet

There are a number of navigation, weather routing and tide apps available for mobile devices. We discuss how they work and the opportunities to prepare prior to a race event or cruise. Bring along your tablet and favourite navigation app.

Wednesday 12 July– Crew Management – how to create a relaxed and efficient atmosphere on board

The small space on a boat can appear smaller when there are strained relations between a crew. Safe sailing requires everyone to not be distracted and able to communicate effectively with each other.  We discuss how to adjust to shape an effective team including different characters and individual expectations.

 

For enquiries, please see: equinoxsailing.com

phone: (0)20 7002 7676 email: mariedavies@equinoxsailing.com