Courses and Tutorials

JUNIOR SAILING

Under-16 Sub Junior Optimist

It is critical that a good athlete starts early and have we not heard stories of how our leading sports persons started at tender ages. The absorption powers of a youngster at 8 is at an all time high and both mind and body are at their supplest.

We have produced two national champions and both started sailing very young and our courses work best with those below 13 years. We take in sailors at 8 upwards to 13/14 for this cateogry and train them on the Optimist boat that more than 80 percent of Olympic medallists have started their sporting careers on.

The chance to steer and manoeuvre a boat in a lake and sea all by themselves creates an incomparable sense of self-confidence. Additionally learning young, gives the sailor a perfect style and posture.

JOYRIDE: Kids can start with a Joyride in a training boat and feel the joy of the sport.

FUNDAMENTAL COURSE: across 9 sessions a young sailor is trained to manage a boat in light winds under the watchful eyes of an instructor.

ADVANCED COURSE: A sailor is trained to sail a boat across mild to medium wind conditions and they absorb the basic theory of sailing and are introduced to racing.

RACING COURSE: A sailor having completed the Basic and Advanced courses is now prepared to move up the ladder into heavier weather and learn to set up and race boats. Successful sailors are now ready to participate at the National level.

Optimist Sailing is an Asian Games sport and the best in India will get a chance to participate in the Asian Games while they are stilll under 16 years.

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Transition courses

LASER PICO

Once sailors either cross the age of 15 or grow too big and tall for the Optimist, they need to migrate to bigger boats and they can learn on the Laser Pico to gradually transition to the Olympic class Laser and the Genneaker based Omega boats.

Here the courses are mainly guidance based and assuming that the sailors have already been through the grind they can learn through practice and under the instruction of a National level sailor.

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SENIOR and RECREATIONAL SAILING

OMEGA

The Omega is a boat that can be seriously raced while it is great for recreational sailing as well as learning.

We offer the following courses for all ages - 

JOYRIDE: Adults and kids can start with a Joyride that communicates the parts of the boat and a few basics

FUNDAMENTAL COURSE: Across 9 sessions, a young sailor is trained to first crew under a good skipper and then learn to helm and steer and boat. A sailor is expected to be able to sail a boat accompanied by an experienced skipper in light wind conditions.

ADVANCED COURSE: Sailors are trained to sail a boat across mild to medium wind conditions and they absorb the basic theory of sailing and are introduced to racing. At the end of the course, sailors should be able to manage a boat in medium conditions and be able to themselves rig and launch and land a boat.

RACING COURSE: A sailor having completed the Basic and Advanced courses is now prepared to move up the ladder into heavier weather and learn to set up and race boats. Successful sailors are now ready to participate at the National level.

LASER SAILING

The Laser is an Olympic and Asian Games class and a sailor will learn advanced techniques.

A sailor should have been through either the Transition or the Omega Sailing Courses to qualify for this one.

Depending on the sailors background and capability, the Laser courses are designed to suit the individual.

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Kayaking

The Yacht Club has 6 buoyant Recreational sea-going Kayaks that are much stabler than traditional racing Kayaks. Learning Kayaking is a breeze and all you need to learn is the basic paddling technique that even a 7-year old can manage.

The Kayaks seat two adults and one child.

It may take about 4 sessions to learn how to turn, stop and reverse and go about and gain control of your craft.

You will be accompanied by a coach for 3 sessions and then you can go solo for the 4th session.

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