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.

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 26 May 07:00pm: Early Summer Race 1 (Thursday Night Racing)
Sat 28 May 10:30am: Discover Sailing (Training/Development)
Sun 29 May 01:00pm: Spring Series 7-8 (Sunday Racing)
Thu 2 Jun 07:00pm: Jubilee Prize Race (Thursday Night Racing)
Sun 5 Jun 01:00pm: Spring Series 9-10 (Sunday Racing)
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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