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Saturday OnBoard Club

Onboard club

The onboard club is the young sailor development peer group at Carsington Sailing Club taking RYA Stage 2 sailors onwards

We sail as a small fleet and take youth sailors through a set of fun, but challenging exercises to specifically teach, coach and develop a real sailing ability, in any intended direction and in a variety of conditions.

We will often take a specific aspect of sailing point and coach it further. We have jumped onto bigger boats, double handers, sailed through the island channel and coach the sailors with their upwind and downwind skills, including sail shape, trim of the boat, sailing straight and playing the main.

We have a colourful mixed fleet, which we try and show off to the dam visitors. The dam is a great vantage point to sit and watch on a sunny afternoon. If the sails are not already wet, we probably will wash them on the way back to shore, practicing dry (and often wet) capsizes. 

The onboard club is specifically about developing sailing ability; however, it is not a sail-where-you-like or a do-your-own-thing session.  Onboard is about becoming better sailors, together.


Timings and administration

Identification bibs for each sailor should be collected from the office on arrival, having pre-booked a place online.

The sailing group leave the shore at 14:00 promptly to maximise the 2 hours available, sailors should try to arrive earlier to prepare boats and launch as a fleet.  If you are slightly behind the timings, please rig your boat and join the fleet as soon as possible.

Parents are asked to support their junior sailors to rig boats (parents may have opportunity to learn something here) and then help launch and recover the boats, its a good idea to bring some wellies. 

Who runs the OnBoard Club?

The OnBoard Club is always supported by one of our RYA qualified instructors, to ensure good safe fun.

We encourage parents to help out and all are most welcome; just make yourself known to one of the instructors.

These sessions are run throughout the year according to demand. If there isn't one scheduled, please contact the office who will be able to provide you with more information.

To reserve a place for a block of sessions you may either book online for scheduled blocks or contact the Club Office on 01629 540609, Email us at or visit the Club in person (Wednesday to Sunday).

View the scheduled Onboard Club Sessions 

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