The transition squad is a free-of-charge clinic run regularly at weekends through the season to help our members develop their skills.
Who is it for - Adults and Cadets
Aim - To help keen sailors develop skills and confidence to join and enjoy club racing
Run by - Volunteers, so please help! This is not a sailing school or creche.
Sailing ability Competent to:-
1. Sail independently
2. Sail close hauled (close to the wind) up a beat, tacking and returning to close hauled.
3. Sail an upwind and downwind course, comfortable with both tacking an gybing
4. Rig your boat with minimal support
5. Launch and recovery safely unsupported
Access to a suitable boat
Dinghy insurance with Racing coverage, including 3rd party protection sailing SI's for full requirements.
Collision Avoidance contact is not allowed!
Developing / applying rules will be discussed
All sailors are RESPONSIBLE for choosing to participate and for actions on and off the water.
Be friendly, supportive and helpful especially in helping each other to learn / launch and recover.
All under 16's must have a responsible adult on the water or at the club in case of emergency.
Volunteering - adults are expected to help, as BSC is a Volunteer club:
The calendar time is "Ready to Launch":-
A short 10-15min briefing / shore instruction will be held before launching.
Launching together, will be once the ribs are in the launching area.
Sailing will be 1-1.5 hours
Debrief will be once the ribs are ashore
To find out more please contact Stephen Cross on firstname.lastname@example.org
Please also see the Introduction To Racing At BSC document below.
Last updated 14:28 on 3 June 2022