Introduction to Sailing

Are you looking for a new way to get outdoors and active or find something you can enjoy together with the family?

If the answer is “Yes”, Bolton Sailing Club is inviting you and your family to come and try sailing.

Sailing can be as physical or as relaxing as you want to make it, you can sail with others or on your own, do it competitively or potter about and just enjoy the gentle escape of being outside in the elements.

Please contact newmembers@sail.org.uk if you are interested in having a go at sailing and keep an eye on the Bolton Sailing Club website for details as we get closer to the dates.

If you like it, you will be able to sign-up as a new member and book onto a training course to learn to sail!

 

RYA “Push The Boat Out” Day

RYA Push the Boat Out is all about getting out on the water and discovering sailing near you!

Whether you’re completely new to the sport or looking to get back on the water, RYA Push the Boat Out is the perfect time to give it a go.

383 venues across the UK, were involved with Push The Boat Out in 2017 giving over 25,000 people an opportunity to get out on the water and to experience the joy of sailing!

Have a go in a sailing boat with an experienced sailor.

Sit back and enjoy the ride as one of our experienced helms does the bulk of the work!

Assumed Knowledge:                    None.

Eligibility:                                        Anyone.

Venue:                                           Bolton SC (newmembers@sail.org.uk).

Fee to have a go:                          FREE.

Duration:                                        Minimum 20 mins.

Date:                                              Saturday 5 May.

 

Taste of Sailing

Another great opportunity to have a go in a sailing boat with an experienced sailor.

Sit back and enjoy the ride as one of our experienced helms does the bulk of the work!

Assumed Knowledge:                    None.

Eligibility:                                        Anyone.

Venue:                                            Bolton SC (newmembers@sail.org.uk)..

Fee to have a go:                          FREE.

Duration:                                        Minimum 20 mins.

Date:                                               Saturday 21 July.

Paying For a Course at Bolton SC

Payments should be made ASAP in advance of the course.

Payments can be made with cash, cheque (please write on the back of the cheque the title of the course), or BACS transfer:

  • Bank: HSBC
  • Account name: Bolton Sailing Club
  • Account number: 5222 2485
  • Sort code: 40-12-25
  • Reference: Title of course (e.g. Adult L1&2, PB L1&2, Seamanship,…)

Cancellation Policy

No place will be confirmed on courses held at Bolton Sailing Club until payment of the course fee has been received. 25% of all course fees are non-refundable if you drop out.

You understand that the Co-ordinator of an event held at Bolton Sailing Club may cancel or postpone the event at any stage in the case of bad weather, equipment failure or otherwise. Under such circumstances the event will either be re-arranged or the course fee refunded.

Risk Statement

It must be recognised that sailing and powerboating are by nature unpredictable sports and therefore inherently involve an element of risk. By taking part, you agree and acknowledge that:

  • You are aware there is an inherent element of risk involved in watersports and you accept responsibility for exposing yourself to such inherent risk whilst taking part.
  • You will comply at all times with the instructions of the instructor and/or skipper of the boat particularly with regard to instructions for boarding and leaving the boat and/or launching and recovery, using the equipment on the boat and handling sails, wearing of buoyancy aids, lifejackets and the wearing of suitable clothing in particular footwear for the conditions.
  • You accept responsibility for any injury, damage or loss caused by your own negligence.
  • You will not participate whilst your ability to take part is impaired by alcohol, drugs or whilst otherwise unfit to participate.
  • You are aware that the provision of supervision by the instructors is limited to such assistance, as can be practically provided in the circumstances.
  • You agree to abide by the Rules, Bylaws and Regulations of Bolton Sailing Club (http://sail-org-uk.stackstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/CRBR.pdf).
  • You understand that insurance against personal accident and loss or damage to personal property is your responsibility.