TRAINING AT WHSC 2017
Learning to sail or windsurf for the first time?
This year's dinghy sessions will start on April 13th, windsurfing on April 20th.
Taster sessions will be available for £10. You may have two of these before you join.
We have qualified instructors, modern boats and boards, buoyancy aids, wetsuits, wind and water - all we need is YOU!
Every Thursday 6pm from April 13 2017.
Perfect for beginners to learn to sail – instruction from friendly volunteers in modern 2-handed dinghies (GP14s - see image below).
All you need is a change of clothes, a towel and soft shoes that you don’t mind getting wet. We provide everything else you need. There will even be a hot meal available when you come off the water.
You don't need to book ahead - just turn up from 6pm. We sail until dusk and the amount of time you get on the water will vary according to weather and the number of people wanting to go out.
Every Thursday 6pm from April 20.
Our friendly beach team will look after you. Make sure you have shoes you can wear in the water. Wet-suits and buoyancy aids are available.
We have a range of boards and rigs to suit all ages and experience.
CHILDREN AND YOUNG SAILORS
Young sailors from 8 to 18 are also welcome on Thursday evenings with their parents.
Older children may be taught as adults; younger ones can have supervised fun on the water in our range of small boats, and will be encouraged to learn to sail with Harp Young Sailors, an inter-club organisation that meets on summer Sunday afternoons and also runs holiday courses. We have a special child+parent membership rate.
More information on the children's page
Most Saturday mornings from late April.
Available to those who have learnt the basics – ask for more info.
These are practice sessions under supervision – get the time on the water that you need to hone your skills.
All this training is offered FREE to our members by qualified volunteers.
Most of our training takes place in boats for two people - GP14s - but we also offer single-handed sailing in Oppies, Toppers and Picos (for children and youth) and in Lasers for adults and older teenagers. Basic training is offered on Thursday evenings, but there are also sessions on Saturday mornings throughout the year when you have some experience (or if you can already sail).
We have 8 Lasers, 4 Picos and any number of Toppers and Oppies.
Further courses that will give you nationally recognized certificates are available to those who wish to progress, at low cost (typically £130 for a weekend course). These may include:
- Coaching Clinics (sailing)
- RYA Courses Levels 1 and 2
- Start Racing
- Advanced race training
- Start Windsurfing
The Welsh Harp is a special and environmentally sensitive stretch of water. So we only permitted by our landlords (Canal and River Trust) to use power boats for the provision of safety cover for our members. To cover all our racing and training activities, we need a good supply of trained powerboat drivers. We offer RYA level 1/2 and Safety Boat courses - please ask about this.