St Mawes Sailing Club
No 1 The Quay, St Mawes, Truro, TR2 5DG
JST Course FAQs
Current Location: St Mawes SC > Sailing > Juniors

Sailors' Questions
What Should I Wear?
What Should I Bring With Me?
When Should I Arrive / Be Collected?
Which Group Will I Be In?
Will I Get an RYA Certificate?

Parents' Questions
Who Teaches JST Courses?
What Does RYA Training Centre Status Mean?
How Do I Get to JST Courses? / How Do I Find St Mawes SC Quay?
Can Parents Stay and Watch?
How Safe Is Sailing?
What Should I Do If My Child Requires Medication?

What is the difference between Junior and Cadet membership?

What Should I Wear?
We strongly recommend a wetsuit, waterproof top, hat, sun-cream and footwear (wetsuit boots, sandals or old trainers). We provide buoyancy aids but if you have your own you are welcome to use it. Wetsuits are available to hire from Bob Warren at Roseland Paddle & Sail (07970 926409). Sailors who aren't properly dressed won't be allowed on the water.

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What Should I Bring With Me?
As well as the clothing listed above, you should bring your RYA Logbook (if you have one), a towel and a dry change of clothes all in a bag. If you are doing a Race Clinic you will also need a packed lunch.

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When Should I Arrive / Be Collected?
For morning sessions you should arrive no earlier than 09:45 and no later than 09:55. You can be collected from 12:30 onwards.

For afternoon sessions you should arrive no earlier than 13:15 and no later than 13:25. You can be collected at 16:00.

For race clinics, for the morning session you should arrive early enough to rig your own boat at about 09:30 or come at 9:50 if you are in a club boat. Coaching will finish at 12:30

For the afternoon session please arrive at 13:00 if you are in your own boat or by 13:25 in club boats, all ready for a 13:30 start, finishing at 16:00

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Which Group Will I Be In?
This all depends on your age, previous experience and who else is on the course. We will split each session into three groups of sailors with similar experience and of similar age. You will be allocated to a group on the first day of your course.

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Will I Get an RYA Certificate?
If you have completed all the necessary syllabus points listed in the logbook and your instructor judges you competent enough for that certificate, you will be presented with the relevant RYA certificate. Attending a course is no guarantee of certification as your progress will depend on how well you have kept up your skills and how hard you work during your course. Adverse weather conditions may prevent enough practical sessions being run to cover all syllabus points.

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Who Teaches JST Courses?
A team of RYA Dinghy Instructors supervised by a RYA Senior Instructor and helped by three Assistant Instructors. All instructors are trained in first-aid, rescue boat handling and teaching techniques to RYA standards. At least one of the three instructors will be a RYA Racing Instructor also. The centre Principal is Bob Hindmarsh.

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What Does RYA Training Centre Status Mean?
The tick-mark logo is your guarantee of quality. Our RYA recognised status means we have passed an annual inspection ensuring our equipment, staff and premises are up to scratch. RYA recognition means we can run RYA courses and you can be sure we uphold the highest safety and tuition standards.

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How Do I Get to JST Courses? / How Do I Find St Mawes SC Quay?
All JST courses start from the Sailing Club Quay. (Not St Mawes Harbour Quay or St Mawes SC Clubhouse.)

Click here for a map. (Image produced from the Ordnance Survey Get-a-map service. Image reproduced with kind permission of Ordnance Survey.)

Please do not park at the top of the path to the quay. At the bottom of the path you will find a quay covered in small boats, probably some yellow Picos out on trolleys and half a dozen instructors wandering around. If you are worried about getting lost, print off the map and take it with you.

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Can Parents Stay and Watch?
We cannot stop you but we would discourage you. In the past, we have found that parents in close proximity to a group (either on a beach or on the water) can have an adverse effect on the group which is unfair on the other members of the group.

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How Safe Is Sailing?
Sailing has a very good safety record and we do our utmost to ensure all courses are as safe as possible. All sailors and instructors must wear adequate personal buoyancy while on the water and we have a safety boat to sailor ratio of 6:1. This together with instructor training and the centre's operating procedures mean the risk to sailors is minimised.

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What Should I Do If My Child Requires Medication?
Make sure you have highlighted this on the course booking form to ensure instructors are aware of the requirements. We carry waterproof kegs on all safety boats in which medication can be carried (for example, we regularly carry sailors' asthma inhalers.) If you are worried, please don't hesitate to talk to the Senior Instructor or your child's instructor.

 

What is the difference between Junior and Cadet membership?

Juniors are under 18 and are sponsored by a full member. Current fee £10.00

Cadets are under 18 and are not sponsored. Current fee £10.00


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