Junior Race Week

Junior Race Week is a fantastic introduction to racing or an ideal opportunity to hone your racing skills.

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Important information

There are a number of class types each with 2 or 3 races held each morning, weather dependant. Racing takes place each morning with a briefing on Sunday 18th August for sailors and parents.

Both Helm and Crew must enter.

If you require a Club boat please email roger.boyle5@btinternet.com to request one. Bob Hindmarsh will then allocate the boats. Please note we cannot guarantee that a club boat will be available so you may wish to arrange your own boat. Club boats are only available for existing members and will be sailed doubled handed.

 

Registration is in the Sailing Club House on Sunday 18th August from 1000hrs, with the briefing to start at 1100hrs.At the end of the week we will be holding our usual BBQ and prizegiving on the Harbour Quay. Parents man rescue boats, assist the race officer, manage sign on/off and heaps of other jobs both on and off the water.

 

 

Both Helm and Crew must enter.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the course held?

All courses are held at St Mawes Sailing Club Quay off Tredenham Road (not the town quay or the club house), TR2 5AW. As you approach St Mawes on the A3078, pass the Fire Station on the left, travel a further 0.75km, as the road bears right there is a lane on the left with a small yellow sign. There is no parking at the quay, for safety please do not park on yellow lines at the top of the lane. There is a large car park in St Mawes and limited street parking.

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.

What should I bring with me?

In a bag, you may wish to bring a bottle of water and a small snack, a towel and change of clothes (there is a very small changing area and shower), please bring your RYA log book if you have one. If you are attending a full day course bring a packed lunch.

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.

Who teaches the courses?

A team of RYA Dinghy Instructors supervised by a RYA Senior Instructor and helped by Assistant Instructors. All instructors are trained in first-aid, rescue boat handling and teaching techniques to RYA standards. The centre Principal is Bob Hindmarsh.

What time should I arrive?

Mornings
Please arrive between 09.50 and 10.00.
The sessions end at 12.30.
Afternoons
Please drive between 13.20 and 13.30
The sessions end at 16.00.

RACE WEEK: What experience do I need?

To have RYA stage 3 and recent sailing experience. We recommend you also attend the Race Clinic.

RACE WEEK: Do I need my own boat?

If you do not have access to a boat, we do have the club boats available for existing members, however there is a limited number of boats and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Your own dinghy will need to be insured for club racing.

RACE WEEK: Can I choose who I sail with?

You can let us know who you prefer to sail with, however particularly with club boats we may need to allocate sailors to particular boats.

RACE WEEK: Do crew need to enter race week?

Yes

RACE WEEK: Do parent helpers need experience?

No, we have various roles that need covering by parents to make this event viable. As well as helpers with Power boat and Safety boat licences to help on the water, we have many land based roles for those with no or little experience. Helping launch boats and tidy up trailers, signing people on, helping at the beach, and spotting in the race office. It is a lovely event for the whole family to get involved.

RACE WEEK: What is the format?

Registration takes place at the Club house 10am on Sunday 18th August followed by a briefing. If you have your own boat please bring your sail number and confirmation of dinghy insurance.

Racing takes place every morning from Monday to Friday, sign on at the Quay from 9am each morning. Racing finishes by about 12.

RACE WEEK: What happens at Prize giving?

There is an informal Prize giving and BBQ on the Harbour quay on Friday evening (weather permitting). Small prizes bring your own portable BBQ and food.

Can parents stay and watch?

We would discourage you from remaining at the quay once the course has started as there is limited space. However you are always welcome to watch proceedings. Dependant on weather conditions sailing will take place around St Mawes harbour or up towards Percuil, if you are afloat, please keep well away from the coaching area and leave any rescue processes to the designated safety boats and crew.
Please be aware that 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 so please give the group sufficient space.

Participant 1

Please write ‘None’ if there are no medical conditions

Please enter in the following format: DD/MM/YYYY

Do you have a valid cadet membership? If not, £10 will be added to your order

Please tell us what boat you will be sailing or choose Club Boat

What boat do you wish to sail? Club Boats are allocated at the head instructor’s discretion.

This cannot be guaranteed for Club boat.

All boats must be insured against third party liability for at least £3,000,000.00 underwritten by an ABI member or Lloyds of London. We reccomend helms should be qualified to the equivalent of RYA stage 3 or above.

Participant 2

Please write ‘None’ if there are no medical conditions

Please enter in the following format: DD/MM/YYYY

Do you have a valid cadet membership? If not, £10 will be added to your order

Please tell us what boat you will be sailing or choose Club Boat

What boat do you wish to sail? Club Boats are allocated at the head instructor’s discretion.

This cannot be guaranteed for Club boat.

All boats must be insured against third party liability for at least £3,000,000.00 underwritten by an ABI member or Lloyds of London. We reccomend helms should be qualified to the equivalent of RYA stage 3 or above.

Participant 3

Please write ‘None’ if there are no medical conditions

Please enter in the following format: DD/MM/YYYY

Do you have a valid cadet membership? If not, £10 will be added to your order

Please tell us what boat you will be sailing or choose Club Boat

What boat do you wish to sail? Club Boats are allocated at the head instructor’s discretion.

This cannot be guaranteed for Club boat.

All boats must be insured against third party liability for at least £3,000,000.00 underwritten by an ABI member or Lloyds of London. We reccomend helms should be qualified to the equivalent of RYA stage 3 or above.

Participant 4

Please write ‘None’ if there are no medical conditions

Please enter in the following format: DD/MM/YYYY

Do you have a valid cadet membership? If not, £10 will be added to your order

Please tell us what boat you will be sailing or choose Club Boat

What boat do you wish to sail? Club Boats are allocated at the head instructor’s discretion.

This cannot be guaranteed for Club boat.

All boats must be insured against third party liability for at least £3,000,000.00 underwritten by an ABI member or Lloyds of London. We reccomend helms should be qualified to the equivalent of RYA stage 3 or above.

Participant 5

Please write ‘None’ if there are no medical conditions

Please enter in the following format: DD/MM/YYYY

Do you have a valid cadet membership? If not, £10 will be added to your order

Please tell us what boat you will be sailing or choose Club Boat

What boat do you wish to sail? Club Boats are allocated at the head instructor’s discretion.

This cannot be guaranteed for Club boat.

All boats must be insured against third party liability for at least £3,000,000.00 underwritten by an ABI member or Lloyds of London. We reccomend helms should be qualified to the equivalent of RYA stage 3 or above.

Participant 6

Please write ‘None’ if there are no medical conditions

Please enter in the following format: DD/MM/YYYY

Do you have a valid cadet membership? If not, £10 will be added to your order

Please tell us what boat you will be sailing or choose Club Boat

What boat do you wish to sail? Club Boats are allocated at the head instructor’s discretion.

This cannot be guaranteed for Club boat.

All boats must be insured against third party liability for at least £3,000,000.00 underwritten by an ABI member or Lloyds of London. We reccomend helms should be qualified to the equivalent of RYA stage 3 or above.