Race Coaching

Wakefield Race Series

One 30 minute race starting at 13:30 following each Adult Saturday Club day. These races are aimed at encouraging more members to take up racing. They follow on from Adult Saturday Club so that instructors may buddy up with those wanting to race, series winning helms are not permitted to helm in this series. For those sailing single handers, on the water coaching is permitted.

Introduction to Racing - Dates: 2nd April and 20th May 2023

Attend either or both days. These days are aimed at members who would like to have a go at racing having achieved RYA Level 2 or equivalent. The basic rules will be covered, so that participants have some knowledge before venturing onto the water for some very short races and exercises.

Race Coaching - Dates: 15th April 2023

A one day coaching session for beginners and intermediate racers, both juniors and adults. It will be ideal preparation for anyone intending to attend the Topper Open meeting. The sessions will be tailored to those who attend.

RYA Start Racing Courses

see RYA Sailing Courses for Adults and RYA Sailing Courses for Youths

Race Officer Training - Dates 20th May 2023

There will be a half day race officer training session in the morning followed by an afternoon of running rapid races. Being an RO at the lake is not difficult, if you can operate a stop watch and read sail numbers you can be RO. There are always people around who will advise on setting the course. You are only responsible for starting and finishing the race, you are not there to judge racers on the course. If you race you should be prepared to volunteer as a Race Officer. Please Contact Jeff Smith (see contacts page) if you would like to attend.

Youth Race Training

Under the guidance of the RYA we have structured our Youth Race Training for young sailors and we are proud to be a RYA British Youth Sailing recognised club. In recent years we have also had visiting RYA coaches running extra coaching sessions for Toppers, Laser and RS Fevas sailors.

Rapid Races - Dates 20th May 2023

This year we have made provision in our programme for an afternoon of rapid races. This is intended for anyone who wants to have a bit of fun practising their race techniques. Races will be at most two short laps and we will cram as many in as possible.