Dinghy Adult Improvers 1

Spaces 20 (15 Left:)

Date and Time:

Saturday 13 April 2024 13:00 - 16:30

Event Location:

YDSC Grimwith Reservoir


The YDSC Adult Improvers series comprises of 9 sessions and a regatta. These sessions, run from 1pm-4.30pm (please arrive at 12.30). The sessions are aimed at those graduating from beginner sessions. If you have just bought a dinghy and are needing some support then this is the one for you. It includes an introduction to racing. Use your own boats where possible, but  club training boats are available. One booking per person, so 2 needed for a double hander.

Tuition at these training sessions is free to members. However, we ask for a voluntary contribution of £10 per person per session towards the cost of fuel for the safety boats and upkeep of training boats and equipment. Please add a further £5 per session if you are using a club boat rather than your own. This will be payable when booking the session. Please bear in mind that none of the coordinators, instructors or helpers receive any financial return for their voluntary efforts.

Coordinator: Steve Tulley/ John Pilgrim – email:  


Event FAQs

What if I need to cancel?

If you need to cancel please let us know by email at . It will help if you quote your order number in the confirmatory email. The new policy is not to refund £10 donations for club training unless there are exentuating circumstances. Please do let us know as early as possible as it helps with instructor allocation and if the event is fully booked then someone else could take your place.

What do I need to bring?

As well as swimwear and a towel you will need to bring your own footwear (wetsuit boots or trainers), a waterproof top and gloves. The club can provide you with a wetsuit, buoyancy aid and helmet.

Do I need to wear a helmet?

In a dinghy it is easy to get hit on the head by the boom (the metal bar at the  bottom on the sail) when learning to sail so a helmet is a good idea. All children under the age of 16 MUST wear a helmet on beginner training (Stages 1, 2 & 3 or Levels 1 & 2). Once attending club youth improver sessions it is at the discretion of parents, but all participants must always follow the advice of the instructors/ coaches leading the session.

Adult beginners are advised to wear a helmet, especially in windy conditions and when first learning in a single hander.

For windsurfing, all children under the age of 16 MUST wear a helmet. 

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