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Tera & Oppi Red Ribbon Training Club 2018

This group, organised by the Youth Committee and Melvyn Cooper Sailing was developed to help build children's confidence and to make the transition from the lagoon to West Mud a little easier.

Using the children’s Sailing CV, Melvyn tailors the sessions to suit the children’s abilities.

Children need to be ready to leave the lagoon, preferably with RYA stage 2 or similar experience.  If their confidence needs bolstering or they are struggling to make the next step, the Red Ribbon Training Club is ideal.

The Red Ribbon Regatta is a three day regatta tailored to new racers, run on West Mud, during the best tides.  It’s a wonderful introduction to racing, a perfect preparation for Bronze Fleet at Youth Race Week. All run by parents of those entered, so a perfect opportunity to get stuck in!

Our first year of this club was hugely successful with 12 children participating over just six days, spread across the best tides of the early season. Three of these children went on to take part in the Tera Nationals Regatta Fleet.

And almost all of the other children competed and more importantly enjoyed more local events in our HISC busy calendar.  In its second year the club was considerably in higher demand.

It is available for Oppi and Tera sailors, participants will either need their own boat or hire one through the sailing club.

We are now ready to release the dates and programme for 2018:

Sunday 29 April (Training)

Sunday 13 May (Training)

Sunday 17 June (Training)

Saturday 30 June (Training)

Wed 25 -27 July (Red Ribbon Regatta)


Please allow approx. £35 per training day, but costs will be worked out and shared openly dependant on number of children that sign up.  The group will be kept small, the aim is no more than 12 max. If we get more we will look in to increase to three groups which is what we had last year.

The Red Ribbon Regatta cost £20 per day, and is fun coached racing, with lots of prizes! Children can enter for 1 day or all 3 days.

You can choose the dates you can do and your price will only be for the days you have chosen, however, please note that to benefit fully you should aim to do all dates, certainly the first four days. The regatta at the end of the training days is a fantastic way to finish off and leaves children confident to take part in other youth events.

Payment will be required up front and in full

Parental participation is vital, to aid confidence and support and also to help on the water and shore.  This is NOT a DROP and GO, be prepared to learn as much as your child!

Signing up:

To register your interest please sign up on the doodle, we will then calculate costs from here so please only sign up if you are very interested, but I cannot plan anything else until you have all signed up.

So please aim to have done this by mid Feb at the latest.

Please sign up on this Doodle:

I will get back in touch with those who have signed up mid Feb.

Rebecca Allison