Etherow Country Park Sailing Club

Training & Development

Some time ago the club realised that it needed a Development Officer able to focus on the longer term. That meant we could take advantage of opportunities for funding such as grant applications and answer speciofic requests for taster days and similar initiatives.

The role has now been widened to cover Training & Development and is currently shared by two people.

We work with the RYA Regional Develeopment Team to find ways to increase participation and bring sailing to a wider public. That work has also enriched the experience for members because our event programme has more variety.

A core of members have also undergone formal training to become qualified instructors, able to pass on extra skills

There are a number of initiatives under way at any time, and new ideas and requests are welcome.

By looking beyond the boundaries of the club, the shared experiences of other RYA Affiliated clubs assist ECPSC do things better. For instance we have always described our sailing course as 'training'  and described it as such on the website. However, most sports consider training to be a 'getting better' exercise rather than initial learning. So now we brand it as Learn to Sail.

Next 5 Events
Thu 19 Oct 06:00pm: Autumn Dusk 8 (Thursday Night Racing)
Sun 22 Oct 01:15pm: Autumn 11-12 (Sunday Racing)
Thu 26 Oct 07:00pm: Last Thursday Prize Race (Thursday Night Racing)
Sun 29 Oct 01:15pm: Frostbite 1-2 (Sunday Racing)
Tue 31 Oct 11:00am: NW Senior Travellers Single Handed (Open Competition)
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Etherow Country Park Sailing Club is affiliated to the Royal Yachting Association who are the governing body for the sport in the UK