Training Week is Loch Earn Sailing Club's premiere training event of the year with as many as 50 students attending every year. We welcome both members and non-members for Training Week. Students will be accepted as long as instructor-to-student ratios can be maintained. Practical work is done in the club's dinghies and classroom elements lead in the clubhouse. Training Week will run no matter the weather, so attendees are encouraged to be ready for all weathers. All practical work on-the-water is controlled, safe and enjoyable with RYA certified instructors in the club's RIB rescue boats.
None, but participants should be confident/comfortable in the water
Trainees must bring their own suitable clothing for the course. Loch Earn is remarkably cold all year long so a well-fitting full wetsuit (or even a drysuit on colder summer days), spray top and dinghy sailing boots are highly recommended. Trainees also need a well fitting bouyancy aid designed for sailing. The club has only a few to lend. LOMO in Glasgow is a quick and affordable resource for basic gear. The Training Principal at email@example.com can assist with gear advice if needed.
Changing facilities and hot showers are available in the clubhouse. Space for tents and small campervans is available if booked in advance.
Personal boats are welcome from all attendees and non-member boats can be stored at LESC for the week. Please arrange storage of any non-member boats in advance with the Training Principal at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Child Protection: Loch Earn Sailing Club has a 'Safe and Fun' child protection policy. There will be a Child Welfare Officer available for the whole of Training Week. For more information about LESC's Safeguarding policies, see Safeguarding.
Varies depending on applicants and weather conditions but RYA National and Youth Scheme certification is the aim
CERTIFICATE ISSUING CRITERIA
Predominantly afloat but with some classroom elements
10 - 14 July 2023
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Mon
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM Tues - Fri
Start times are important because a late start means a late finish. Students should bring a packed lunch each day and be dressed for the start time above.
Note: De-rigging and putting away of boats and equipment is an essential part of the course and students are expected to de-rig and put away their boat at the end of each day.
LESC does not aim to make a profit on Training Week. Trainee fees cover instructor fees, safety boat fuel, boat repair, and equipment replacement, etc.
Once accepted, a link to make payment will be sent by email, and once payment is confirmed, we will send a welcome pack with additional details about the event.
Applications for Training Week 2023 are now closed. If you missed out, please check back next April for details for next year's course!