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Hertfordshire Scouts has a strong water activities section organising sailing opportunities for young people. We offer instructor training as well as RYA and BCU certification.

 

The County also maintains a number of crafts for use in Scout water activities - to lead your own water activities you will require Adventurous Activity Authorisation. 

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Sailing Course

Young Sailors Course 

Suitable for 11-14 years

Dates: 

  • 25th May - 1st June 2024

  • Saturday 23rd March 2024 - Course Theory Date

Stage 2

Young sailors start sailing stage 2 - progressing through the week to stage 3 where appropriate.

Stage 3

Young sailors start sailing stage 3 - progressing through the week to stage 4 where appropriate.

Stage 4

Young sailors start sailing stage 2 - progressing through the week to better sailing where appropriate.

Scout Sailing Staged Activity Badge:

Completing these RYA Courses also fulfils the corresponding Scouts Stage Sailing Badge.

 

Price:

£175.00 per person

Accommodation/Camping:

Each person or group will be responsible for their own camping arrangements. 

Adult and Advanced Youth Sailing Course 

Suitable for 14 years plus

Dates: 

  • 25th May - 1st June 2024

  • Saturday 27th April 2024 - Course Theory Date

Start Sailing

This is a full week's course for those 14 years plus wishing to learn to sail with little or no previous experience sailing.

Improve Racing

This is a full week's course for those 14 years plus who can sail well (have previously undertaken the Better Sailing Course) and wish to improve their racing skills.

Advanced Course 1 - Better Sailing (Level 3)

This course provides the basic sailing skills required for individuals to undertake the Advanced Courses. This course should be taken if little practical sailing experience has taken place since gaining stages 3, 4 or Start Sailing courses. The duration is dependant on the sailing skills exhibited and can vary from 2 days to a full week. It is possible, if the appropriate skills are exhibited, for individuals to transfer to one of the Advanced Courses for the second part of the week (subject to availability).

It is likely that the Better Sailing course will be made up of two distinct groups:

1) Those who complete Stage 4 during the first part of the week and want to further their sailing skills in preparation for undertaking an Advanced Course in the future.

2) Those who have done little sailing since gaining their Stage 4 and would like to refine their sailing skills before undertaking an Advanced Course which could be during the second part of the week if they progress well.

Advanced Courses

Note: Advanced Course 1 must have been undertaken before progressing onto the Courses below.

Advanced Course 2 - Coached sailing leading to Advanced Seamanship Skills

Advanced Course 3 - Advanced Seamanship skills and Advanced Day Sailing

Advanced Course 4 - Coached sailing leading to Advanced Sailing with Spinnakers

Advanced Course 5 - Coached sailing leading to Advanced Performance Sailing

Advanced Course 6 - Advanced Start Racing

Advanced Course 7 - Advanced Improve Racing

Advanced Course 8 - Advanced Sailing in Catamarans

Price:

£175.00 per person

Accommodation/Camping:

Each person or group will be responsible for their own camping arrangements. 

Dinghy Instructor Course 

Dates: 

  • Saturday 4th May 2024 - Pre Course Sailing Assessment Practice Day

  • 25th May - 1st June 2024

  • Saturday 23rd March and Saturday 27th April 2024 - Course Theory Days

Pre-requisite 

  • First Aid Certificate

  • Level 2 Powerboat Certificate

Price:

£175.00 per person

Accommodation/Camping:

Each person or group will be responsible for their own camping arrangements. 

Potential Instructor Course 

This course is aimed at those who wish to undertake the instructor course in a subsequent year.

Dates: 

  • 25th May - 1st June 2024

Price:

£175.00 per person

Accommodation/Camping:

Each person or group will be responsible for their own camping arrangements. 

Performance Sailing and Instructor CPD Weekend

Performne Sailing Courses

Performance Coaching and Instructor CPD

Advanced coaching for Scouts and Explorers who have previously completed Sailing with Spinnakers.​

Continued Professional Development for existing Instructors.

 

Location:

Grantham Water Sailing Club, Perry, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE28 0BU

Dates: 

  • Saturday 7 September 2024 (Provisional Date)

  • Sunday 8 September 2024 (Provisional Date)

Price:

TBC

 

Accommodation/Camping:

Each person or group will be responsible for their own camping arrangements. 

RYA

Powerboating and Other Courses

RYA Powerboat Level 2

This course is due to be held at Brightlingsea working from Morgan Marine's Boatyard.

Dates: 

  • Sunday 5th May - Monday 6th May 2024, 9.30am until 5.00pm.

Price:

£110 per person

Cost inclusive of certificate, Handbook and Logbook.

Accommodation/Camping:

Each person or group will be responsible for their own camping arrangements. 

RYA Safety Boat Course

This course is due to be held at Brightlingsea working from Morgan Marine's Boatyard.

Dates: 

  • Saturday 4th May - Monday 6th May 2024

Pre-requisite 

  • First Aid Certificate

  • Participants must be over 16 years of age

Price:

£130.00 per person

Cost inclusive of Certificate, Handbook and Logbook.

Accommodation/Camping:

Each person or group will be responsible for their own camping arrangements. 

RYA Small Craft First Aid Course

This is held at 1st Hertford Scout HQ. This course satisfies the requirements of the RYA for instructors to maintain their qualification. 

Dates: 

  • Sunday 10th February 2024, 9.30am-4.30pm

  • Sunday 3rd March 2024, 9.30am-4.30pm

Price:

£48.00 per person.

How to book:

Please email Ashley Cato at ashleyjcato@gmail.com

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