I want to help out, but I can’t commit to a regular day or time.
That’s not a problem. we are always looking for people to help on our executive committee as well as helping maintain our equipment and grounds. we also need some hep doing various admin functions. Take a look at our Volunteer Opportunities page and see if there is anything there which looks suitable. If you would like to run a session for the scouts, on a specific topic or skill, then please let us know!
What is the difference between a Buoyancy Aid and a lifejacket?
A buoyancy aid helps a conscious person stay afloat, whereas a lifejacket will support an unconscious person and keep their face clear of the water. We tend to only use Buoyancy aids as lifejackets can hamper easy movement.
What does my scout need to wear for sailing
During British Summer Time
- Clothes to go sailing in / wetsuit.
- If you don’t have a wetsuit please bring clothes you don’t mind getting wet in and are not too heavy when wet. For example jeans are not good when wet. Please bring a few changes of clothes, we hope you won’t capsize while sailing but we can’t guarantee it
- Water-proofs: a lightweight waterproof jacket is perfect and trousers if you have them.
- Shoes for sailing in: either wetsuit boots, old trainers or deck shoes are fine.
- Buoyancy Aid (if you have one), it must be a 50 newton BA with a ‘CE’ Mark. If you don’t have a buoyancy aid we will provide one.
- A towel.
- Sun-Screen, sunglasses and hat.
- You might want to bring some gloves, but these are not essential.
Full Wetsuits or Drysuits are mandatory