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Kielder Water Sailing Club

What our 'customers' say ......... Here are some quotes from people who have learned to sail with us: -

"I have had such a smile on my face after a fantastic weekend at the club.  Can't wait until next weekend.  Hats off to all instructors for creating such a positive and encouraging vibe during what must be for the Instructors very basic sailing skills."

"I really enjoyed the course last weekend. The capsize was much better than I had expected."

"Club members are extremely friendly and helpful in a relaxed and happy atmosphere."

"Everyone has been very friendly and made me feel very welcome. The course was excellent, I never thought I would manage to learn so much, thank you."

"The instructors were great, weather was terrific, club house was warm when it got cold and the food was excellent value. Just a shame I don't live right next to it."

KWSC offers a number of training courses for people with varying levels of sailing experience from complete beginners to more seasoned sailors. Our instructors are all RYA qualified and are members who offer their time freely. We run as many courses as we can during the year but regret that due to limited time and resources we can only offer training courses to members. However, if you have never sailed and would like a taster of what it would be like before joining the club and taking a course, one of the training team will happily take you out for a free trial sail. We teach both adults and children, with youngsters following the RYA Young Sailors Scheme Stages 1-4.

Course dates and application forms (for members only please) can be found below.

New for 2017 - Team Racing

Come and join in this exciting and fun twist to sailing. It is FREE to members and EVERYONE is welcome whatever your age or sailing ability. We will be using the club's brand new Hartley 10s and Hartley 12s and the basic idea is to help your team around a short course and in the process gain fewer points than opposing teams. You don't have to be fast, just canny...........to find out more and register your interest email Julie. Team Racing is scheduled for Good Friday 14th April and then every 3rd Sunday of each month in the afternoon.

Dinghy Sailing - Training Courses and Dates 2017

We offer the full range of RYA Dinghy Courses - this year we currently have scheduled the following courses and dates (with application forms for members below the table):

DateCourse
Sat 15 April Young Sailors Stages 1/2/3/4 Day 1
Sat 20 May Young Sailors Stages 1/2/3/4 Day 2
Sat 17 June

Young Sailors stages 1/2/3/4 Day 3

Sat 15 July

Young Sailors Stages 1/2/3/4 Day 4

Sat 16 Sep

Young Sailors Stages 1/2/3/4 Day 5

Sat 21 Oct

Young Sailors Stages 1/2/3/4 Day 6

Sat 24 June

Level 1/2 Course Day 1
Sun 25 June Level 1/2 Course Day 2
Sat 1 July Level 1/2 Course Day 3
Sun 2 July Level 1/2 Course Day 4
Sun 9 July Level 1/2 Course Day 5

Application forms for courses are available as follows:-

Young Sailors, Adult Level 1/2, Dinghy Club, Team 15 Windsurfing, Start Windsurfing, Summer Camp.

For those of you with some experience and looking to develop your skills further the club offers RYA courses covering:

      • Start Racing
      • Intermediate Racing
      • Advanced Racing
      • Seamanship Skills
      • Sailing with Spinnakers
      • Performance Sailing

We offer these on a demand basis and usually schedule one or two courses a year.

If you would like to discuss training issues please contact Julie Gibbon

If you are a member and would like to book places on any of the above courses please complete the relevant forms using the details above. Please note that because our training is run by qualified members on a voluntary basis we are unable to offer any training to non-members. We are also unable to offer training to visitors on holiday in the area, and suggest you visit the web sites of Hawkhirst Adventure Camp and the Calvert Trust to see if they can help.

Windsurfing Training Courses.

We offer RYA Start Windsurfing Courses for beginners and Windsurfing Stages 1, 2, 3 and 4 for youngsters. The dates of the next course have yet to be arranged. To apply email Brian Coates to register your interest.

PowerBoat Training Courses.

We offer PowerBoat RYA training at Levels 1 and 2 (combined) and Safety Boat. Dates to be arranged. If interested please contact Julie Gibbon.

Summer Camp

A week of sailing, windsurfing and camping for members' children aged 10 to under 16. More details are here.

First Aid - Training Courses and Dates

We generally run one RYA first aid course every year which usually takes place in November. Please contact Julie Gibbon if interested.

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