Dinghy PNs May 2017

Dinghy sailing can be an enjoyably gentle experience as part of a pleasant day sail or for the more hardened adrenaline junkies, it can be an energetic and challenging affair.

Dinghies are small boats which you can sail on your own (single-handed), in a pair (double-handed), or with a group of friends depending on whether you enjoy the social aspect of sailing or you prefer the challenge of being in total control.

Getting started

Getting into dinghy sailing is relatively inexpensive and simple. The club maintains a fleet of boats that can be used by any member by prior arrangement.

The club will be running an an RYA Adult Stage 1 (start sailing) course over two Saturdays in May – for more information contact Sue Shute by emailing iomyctraining@gmail.com.

Supervised sailing

For those who wish to spend more time on the water to improve their skills, the club holds regular supervised sailing sessions that are open to all club members where instruction is available upon request and safety boat cover is provided. For more information contact sailing@iomyc.com.

Club racing

Club dinghy racing generally takes place on a Friday evening (first race 7.30pm) and on Sunday mornings (first race 10am) throughout the sailing season, April to September. For more information please contact the sailing@iomyc.com or check the dinghy sailing programme in the calendar.

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