Details of the camp:
- 29 - 31 August 2017
- 9.00am - 5.00pm at Farmoor Reservoir
- An opportunity for 3rd year boys to attend a sailing course for a few days before the start of the Michaelmas term.
The courses will be run at Farmoor Reservoir in partnership with the Oxford Sail Training Trust, which oversees all sail training at the reservoir. The total cost of the 3-day course will be £100.
Option 1 – Beginners (no previous experience)
This course provides a short introduction to sailing for beginners. By the end of the introductory course, participants will have a basic understanding of how a boat sails, and some experience of steering and handling a boat.
Option 2 – Intermediate (previously completed a week or two of sailing)
This course is for people who have some previous sailing experience, maybe having completed a level 1 or 2 course previously. At the end of this course, you will have a range of sailing skills and background knowledge, and be a confident small boat sailor, able to take a boat out un-aided in moderate conditions.
Option 3 – Spinnaker Sailing (previously completed an RYA stage 4 course)
This course is for those who have completed an RYA stage 4 course or are of an equivalent standard. The aim is to get students used to the principles of sailing with a spinnaker using boats like a double handed Feva.
Option 4 – Performance sailing
This course is for those who have previously got experience of spinnaker sailing. Using our fast, high performance dinghies (RS500s or 29ers) you will be coached to a high level using planning techniques, spinnaker sailing and trapeze techniques. If you have seen these fast boats on the water and want to find out what all the fuss is about, this course is for you!
Students will need to be dropped off at Farmoor at 9am and collected at 5pm each day. They should bring a packed lunch and will need to wear clothing appropriate for being out on the water including some old shoes.
To book please fill in the booking form and send a cheque payable to Abingdon School for the full amount. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis and further information, with more detailed instructions, will be sent out nearer the time. For further enquiries please email Ben Simmons.