Get Sailing Group (GSG)
Welcome to the new sailing season. Over the last two years, COVID and the weather have played havoc with our plans; even so we did manage to get one or two of you out on the water. Let us hope for better luck this year.
The Get Sailing Group (GSG) was launched with the aim of helping those of you who have some experience of sailing, maybe from a past sailing holiday or childhood sailing, but feel that they need to gain, or regain, confidence in sailing at Keyhaven.
This year we will be providing support from experienced helms who will be able to give you advice on the water and keep an eye on you whilst you are finding your feet, and we intend to try to cover some of the points that cause concern, going to windward, gybing, lee shores!
We hope that this experience will then lead you on to joining the Potterers group, or even the Racing group, but should anyway encourage you to just sail by yourself round Keyhaven.
This year we will be using WhatsApp to communicate, so if you wish to join the group, please email your mobile number to the office firstname.lastname@example.org. As you know, we all have many WhatsApp groups so please try not to 'chat' too much on this and reply privately wherever possible.
The first event this year is on Saturday 23rd April with our Start Up day. This will be a land-based event with a chance to meet those who can help you get on the water, learn about the rigging of the club boats, the vagaries of the river and tides, and an opportunity to ask questions about Support boats, VHF radios, Clothing etc.
Below is a list of the GSG sessions we plan to run this year (coming soon!). As with all club events there will be a briefing beforehand, following COVID restrictions, on the club lawn. There are a number of things to sort out for this group to enable us to organise crews, boats, sign on, outline the plan for the day etc.
Also, importantly, at the end of each session there will be a chance to get together, following COVID guidelines, as it can be difficult to meet people and ask questions when you are on the water.
Last updated 13:27 on 29 June 2022