Some Useful Guides, Maps and Forms

Optimist Boat Parts
Optimist Rigging Guide
Optimist Painter Guide
Optimist Mainsheet Guide
Optimist Prep Guide
Optimist Tuning Guide
Optimist Quick Tuning Guide
Winter Clothing
Topper Tuning Guide
Topper Quick Tuning Guide
Mug Competition Form
Junior Race Courses
Lake Plan
Junior Programme

Junior Events Calendar

Jul
9
Sun
Junior & Novice Morning Handicap Race Spring Series
Jul 9 @ 11:15 – 12:15
Junior & Novice Morning Handicap Race Spring Series @ Llangorse Sailing Club

JUNIOR & NOVICE RACING
Morning Handicap (MHJN)

1st START: 1 LAP: DONE ​!​
Ashore in time for a picnic overlooking our stunning lake!
ANY BOAT, ANY ABILTY, ANY AGE

You’ll need to be rigged and changed by 10.45 ready to sign up, attend a briefing with the Race Officer and launch ready for an 11.20 am Start.

If you don’t yet own a boat, you may hire one from the club – please see our membership pack for terms & fees.

FORMAT: Junior and Novices will start together on the first start with a ‘5,4,1, Go’ sequence. The onus will be on the more experienced racers to keep clear of you. The committee boat will display the course so make sure you bring a marker to note it down on a lake plan so you know where you’re heading. Lake plans can be found in the club.  It’s a one lap course and a safety boat will lead you round and answer any questions you have on where to go (safety duty permitting). Once finished, you can head in for lunch. If you’d like to race with the General Handicap fleet in the afternoon, then feel free to partake in one or both of the afternoon and evening races which run back to back, starting no earlier than 1.30pm.

The Morning Handicap Junior and Novice Series runs all season with Trophies presented to Juniors and Novices respectively at the annual prize giving.
The emphasis is on fun and learning with others of similar ability so please come and give it a go!

Jul
16
Sun
Junior & Novice Morning Handicap Race Spring Series
Jul 16 @ 11:15 – 12:15
Junior & Novice Morning Handicap Race Spring Series @ Llangorse Sailing Club

JUNIOR & NOVICE RACING
Morning Handicap (MHJN)

1st START: 1 LAP: DONE ​!​
Ashore in time for a picnic overlooking our stunning lake!
ANY BOAT, ANY ABILTY, ANY AGE

You’ll need to be rigged and changed by 10.45 ready to sign up, attend a briefing with the Race Officer and launch ready for an 11.20 am Start.

If you don’t yet own a boat, you may hire one from the club – please see our membership pack for terms & fees.

FORMAT: Junior and Novices will start together on the first start with a ‘5,4,1, Go’ sequence. The onus will be on the more experienced racers to keep clear of you. The committee boat will display the course so make sure you bring a marker to note it down on a lake plan so you know where you’re heading. Lake plans can be found in the club.  It’s a one lap course and a safety boat will lead you round and answer any questions you have on where to go (safety duty permitting). Once finished, you can head in for lunch. If you’d like to race with the General Handicap fleet in the afternoon, then feel free to partake in one or both of the afternoon and evening races which run back to back, starting no earlier than 1.30pm.

The Morning Handicap Junior and Novice Series runs all season with Trophies presented to Juniors and Novices respectively at the annual prize giving.
The emphasis is on fun and learning with others of similar ability so please come and give it a go!

Jul
23
Sun
Cadet Coaching
Jul 23 @ 10:00 – 16:00
Cadet Coaching

Cadet Coaching days offer FREE informal sessions run by a team of instructors.

  • Sailors are grouped based on ability and we take them through various coaching exercises afloat, depending on the weather conditions, so that they can practice and improve. We begin the day with a briefing then normally go afloat before the racing fleet; a break for lunch, more sailing and racing in the afternoon; then we finish, often with a BBQ ashore for all (bring supplies)! Beginners will normally be introduced to the day with skills exercises and some fun; racing groups will do more advanced racing drills and training. All of them tend to get wet!
  • Most of our young sailors are in Optimists or Toppers. If you don’t have your own boat don’t worry, you can use club boats free of charge on coaching days. By using Optimists and Toppers sailors are all in similar boats which helps them learn and it also helps us to coach!
  • If you’d like to borrow a boat, p[lease contact Charlotte in advances she’s able to allocate boats
  • Sessions start at 10:00am and the sailors will need to be rigged, changed and ready to go out sailing after their briefing. We break for lunch and finish the day at 16:00 (packed up and boats put away).
  • No need to book, but if you can let us know by email if you’re attending it will help us to plan the days. We will have a registration form to fill out on your first session of the year.
  • Make sure you’re on our email list to receive reminders!
Jul
25
Tue
Junior & YouthTraining Stages 1-3
Jul 25 @ 09:45 – 16:00
Jul
26
Wed
Junior & YouthTraining Stages 1-3
Jul 26 @ 09:45 – 16:00
Jul
27
Thu
Junior & YouthTraining Stages 1-3
Jul 27 @ 09:45 – 16:00
Jul
29
Sat
Family Fun Day – Recreational Saturday Sailing
Jul 29 @ 11:00 – 16:00
Family Fun Day - Recreational Saturday Sailing

It’s a day for sailing adventures, fun afloat and a chance to catch up over a BBQ at the end of the day!
Like Wednesday night sailing, these Saturdays offer supervised sailing for families and individuals alike who wish to enjoy some recreational sailing and build water confidence with the comfort of a safety boat nearby. It’s open to all but you should be a competent sailor as there won’t be any instruction.You are welcome to hire club boats providing you have obtained Stage/Level 1 certification – please see your membership pack on how to hire out club boats.

PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN FOOD SUPPLIES FOR THE BBQ AND LETS MAKE A PARTY OF IT!

Jul
30
Sun
Junior & Novice Morning Handicap Racing Autumn Series
Jul 30 @ 09:59 – 10:59
Junior & Novice Morning Handicap Racing Autumn Series @ Llangorse Sailing Club

JUNIOR & NOVICE RACING
Morning Handicap (MHJN)

1st START: 1 LAP: DONE ​!​
ANY BOAT, ANY, ABILTY, ANY AGE
You’ll need to be rigged and changed by 10.45 ready to sign up, attend a briefing with the Race Officer and launch ready for an 11.20 am Start. 

If you don’t yet own a boat, you may hire one from the club – please see our membership pack for terms & fees.

FORMAT: Junior and Novices will start together on the first start with a ‘5,4,1, Go’ sequence. The onus will be on the more experienced racers to keep clear of you. The committee boat will display the course so make sure you bring a marker to note it down on a lake plan so you know where you’re heading. Lake plans can be found in the club.  It’s a one lap course and a safety boat will lead you round and answer any questions you have on where to go (safety duty permitting). Once finished, you can head in for lunch. If you’d like to race with the General Handicap fleet in the afternoon, then feel free to partake in one or both of the afternoon and evening races which run back to back, starting no earlier than 1.30pm.
The Morning Handicap Junior and Novice Series runs all season with Trophies presented to Juniors and Novices respectively at the annual prize giving.

The emphasis is on fun and learning with others of similar ability so please come and give it a go!

Aug
6
Sun
Junior & Novice Morning Handicap Racing Autumn Series
Aug 6 @ 09:59 – 10:59
Junior & Novice Morning Handicap Racing Autumn Series @ Llangorse Sailing Club

JUNIOR & NOVICE RACING
Morning Handicap (MHJN)

1st START: 1 LAP: DONE ​!​
ANY BOAT, ANY, ABILTY, ANY AGE
You’ll need to be rigged and changed by 10.45 ready to sign up, attend a briefing with the Race Officer and launch ready for an 11.20 am Start. 

If you don’t yet own a boat, you may hire one from the club – please see our membership pack for terms & fees.

FORMAT: Junior and Novices will start together on the first start with a ‘5,4,1, Go’ sequence. The onus will be on the more experienced racers to keep clear of you. The committee boat will display the course so make sure you bring a marker to note it down on a lake plan so you know where you’re heading. Lake plans can be found in the club.  It’s a one lap course and a safety boat will lead you round and answer any questions you have on where to go (safety duty permitting). Once finished, you can head in for lunch. If you’d like to race with the General Handicap fleet in the afternoon, then feel free to partake in one or both of the afternoon and evening races which run back to back, starting no earlier than 1.30pm.
The Morning Handicap Junior and Novice Series runs all season with Trophies presented to Juniors and Novices respectively at the annual prize giving.

The emphasis is on fun and learning with others of similar ability so please come and give it a go!

Aug
13
Sun
Cadet Coaching
Aug 13 @ 10:00 – 16:00
Cadet Coaching

Cadet Coaching days offer FREE informal sessions run by a team of instructors.

  • Sailors are grouped based on ability and we take them through various coaching exercises afloat, depending on the weather conditions, so that they can practice and improve. We begin the day with a briefing then normally go afloat before the racing fleet; a break for lunch, more sailing and racing in the afternoon; then we finish, often with a BBQ ashore for all (bring supplies)! Beginners will normally be introduced to the day with skills exercises and some fun; racing groups will do more advanced racing drills and training. All of them tend to get wet!
  • Most of our young sailors are in Optimists or Toppers. If you don’t have your own boat don’t worry, you can use club boats free of charge on coaching days. By using Optimists and Toppers sailors are all in similar boats which helps them learn and it also helps us to coach!
  • If you’d like to borrow a boat, p[lease contact Charlotte in advances she’s able to allocate boats
  • Sessions start at 10:00am and the sailors will need to be rigged, changed and ready to go out sailing after their briefing. We break for lunch and finish the day at 16:00 (packed up and boats put away).
  • No need to book, but if you can let us know by email if you’re attending it will help us to plan the days. We will have a registration form to fill out on your first session of the year.
  • Make sure you’re on our email list to receive reminders!