Currently gauging interest in members who wish to achieve RYA Day Skipper (Shore Based)
Numbers are limited due to size of training room. Cost is £190 and includes 40 hours of tuition plus 3 hours of assessment.
RYA Course Material is approx. £65 and Plotter and Dividers £24.
We are looking to commence course on Wednesday 25th October 7pm – 9pm
For further details and to register interest please contact Frank Lee : firstname.lastname@example.org
Sit down Three Course Christmas Meal at The New Waggoners.
Friday 1st December, seated at 20:00
Open to members and their families cost £18.95 per person.
Chance for members to enjoy a meal together and celebrate Christmas.
Bookings via web collect events:
The post of RTE Centre Principal reaches the end of current tenure at the end of 2017. RVSC council wish to finalise selection of RTE Centre Principal for 2018 at the earliest opportunity. Thus, allowing a short period of time to work alongside the existing post holder, and witness an RYA Annual inspection. The period of office is limited to a maximum of three years, after which the post will be re advertised.
The principal must be aged 18 or over and show sufficient authority within the organisation to manage activities. Post is open to Club Members, and position reports to the Club Council.
The Principal is required to give a personal undertaking to ensure compliance by the Centre with the RYA Recognition Guidance Notes, subject to terms and conditions of recognition.
A Principal need not be a qualified Senior Instructor, but where the Principal is not a qualified Senior Instructor, a Chief Instructor must be appointed for each discipline. For clarity roles are split as:
||Finance / Staffing / Child protection / Buildings and Maintenance / Purchasing / Domestic and Teaching staff
||Administration / Equipment replacement and repair / Inspections
|Chief Instructor (CI)
||Manage staffing for all disciplines and activities / co-ordinate all the centre activities / oversee all programmes / Carry out risk assessments / Produce or have major input to the SOP’s / Report to the Principal / Monitor teaching standards through practical observation / provide feedback to staff
|Lead Senior Instructor (SI) or CI (If individual CI’s)
||All activities afloat / activity programmes / training and devlopment of instructors / Instructors daily tasks / mentor / Staff Development / Train assistant instructors
The Centre Principal is primarily a management role, overseeing paperwork, liaising and facilitating contact between the club and RYA. The principal holds overall responsibility for compliance with the RYA Recognition Guidelines.
Any interested parties should indicate their intentions to be considered for the role by Friday 15th September, accompanied by a brief supporting statement, to the club secretary by email to: email@example.com
We have currently two rolls on the club committee, that require filling.
Membership Secretary and Vice Commodore.
In the spirit of being open and fair it is proposed that any existing member wishing to stand as a council member should forward an expression of interest to any of the committee members as soon as possible either verbally or in writing before Friday 15th September.
At the September meeting, on Tuesday 19th September the current committee will elect the new members. If there are more expressions of interest than places then the appointments will be put to votes by the committee.
This complies and is covered in the constitution. If anyone has any questions please feel free to speak to David Hudson or any of the current committee.
9th and 10th September 2017
The club will be taking part in the Southport 24 hour race again this year, and everyone is invited to take part, irrespective of their experience, age, or ability.
Each team sails around Southport marine lake continuously for 24 hours from midday on Saturday, with plenty of pit stops for crew changes. Pit stops can be entertaining! Inexperienced members can be teamed up with someone more experienced, and help onshore from non-sailing members is very welcome.
This is a very sociable event; food and drink are available from Friday night onwards, there’s live music, a disco, bar, etc. Tents, caravans, and motorhomes can be accommodated on the Scout site next to the lake.
Dependent on numbers, we will be entering either one, or preferably both, of the club’s Fireflies. Last year we entered both boats, with “Faster” and “Fun” teams, although in reality there was little difference between them. The cost per sailor is £10, as contribution to boat upkeep.
This is a great opportunity for everyone to join in and have some fun. To be part of it, either put your name on the list in the club house, contact one of your council members @ firstname.lastname@example.org , or contact me. For more information just ask around the club, many of us have participated before, or visit https://wlyc.org.uk/24-hour-race . I hope to see as many of our members there as possible.
We have two weekends reserved for a combined RYA National Sailing Scheme Dinghy Courses
First weekend course is 5th / 6th August 9 – 4 both days
Second weekend course is 23rd /24th September 9 – 4 both days
To reserve a place go to your membership Web Collect page, log in and book the course.
Courses are for club members only.
Unfortunately we’ve had to cancel the Ops ‘n’ Tops session that was due to take place on this coming Saturday 24th June. We’re sorry for the short notice and any disappointment this may cause your little ones, but Ops ‘n’ Tops will be running as normal on the following Saturday 1st July.
We hope to see you then.
RYA Training level 1 and level 2
Bookings now being taken on WebCollect for National Sailing Scheme Level 1 Course (6th / 7th May) and National Sailing Scheme Level 2 Course (24th / 25th June). RVSC provides RYA Training in various Dinghy classes.
Courses cost £75 per person each, and are open to members of Rossendale Valley Sailing Club.
Rossendale Valley Sailing Club is an RYA Recognised Training Centre, offering Dinghy, Windsurfing and Power Boat training.
PUSH THE BOAT OUT
Our 2017 Push The Boat Out event is planned for Saturday 13th May between 10am and 4pm. Open to the public to come along and find out what sailing and windsurfing at Clowbridge Reservoir, Lancashire is all about. Please visit our dedicated web page to find out more details.
Located in the Lancashire Moors above Burnley, Blackburn and Rossendale, we are an ideal location, with facilities to match to enable everyone to get out on the water.
Clowbridge Reservoir is situated to the east of the A682 between Burnley and Rawtenstall, adjacent to an area of the Burnley Millennium Forest, known as Dunnockshaw Community Woodland.
PTBO is a free event, just turn up, register and we will endeavour to get you out on the water to experience sailing first hand.
Lets get you sailing!
Lets get you sailing
To book your place on the Adult RYA NSS Level 1, please go to your WebCollect account and reserve / pay / fill out course forms.
Places are limited and for club members only.