ANU SAILING CLUB
We have designed this course to improve your sailing skills and introduce you to sailing as a competitive sport. At this course, you will learn about rigging boats to suit the conditions, racing tactics and improve your tacking and gybing skills. Each class would be followed up by a theory lesson to consolidate your skills and experiences on the water.
This is also a great way to get to know other people in the club. We encourage all participants of the course to also partake in YMCA Tuesday Beginner’s Twilight Racing to consolidate their skills.
The course will cover the following:
· Advanced rigging of Lasars
· Rigging Tasars
· Tacking and gybing drills
· Right of Way: Match Racing
· Racing Starts
· Mark rounding
Venue: ANU Sailing Club, Yarralumla Bay (map)
Dates & Times: TBC
Do I need any sailing experience?
Yes. This course is run exclusively for members of the ANU Sailing Club. If you have completed one of the club’s learn to sail courses or just want to brush up on your skills, this course is ideal for you.
What is included in the price?
All courses have tuition by our team of instructors, life jackets, sailing theory, and most importantly great fun!
How can I continue to learn?
Past students who have completed the course can join us for social and competitive sailing races or help assist our future sailing courses.
Do you still go sailing in bad weather?
Courses will be rescheduled based on excessive rain and wind strength, storm warnings, and other abnormal conditions.
What do I bring?
Bring along clothing that you can get wet in, a wetsuit is ideal but not essential given the ambient temperature. Anything that when wet will stay warm (cotton is not a good idea but wool and synthetics are fine). An old pair of shoes normally comes in handy. There is a full shower facility at the club so bring a change of gear and a towel. We will be going sailing every day, there will be a bit of theory after the sail (max of 15 mins). The club supplies lifejackets and these must be worn at all times on the water.
Please fill out an enrolment form for the course. Please print and fill both pages out (don’t worry about the membership type, just write course on the top) and bring it along to the first day. This will get you on the water quicker.
Where do we sail?
Location of the entire course will be the ANU Sailing club at Alexandria Bay in Yarralumla. Yes it is on the other side of the lake from uni but I think you can get a bus (try action.act.gov.au and https://maps.google.com/ for journey planner/directions) and if not it is a really nice ride. The front and rear doors will be open, come on in and say hello. (map on website)
How can I find out what’s going on?
While you are on the website subscribe to the email list of the club. This makes life easier for us to communicate with you (so you can hear all about the next party or coast trip or when the shed will be open)
What boats do you have?
We will be sailing on the clubs fleet of Lasers and Tasers as well as a laser 2 and a catamaran.