Return to Sailing?

Interested in developing your dinghy sailing into dinghy racing? Have you been out of sailing for a while and looking to make a comeback, but lacking a little confidence? Have you always wanted to develop your sailing skills, but don’t know where to look for that extra help and advice? Why not come and join us at Halifax Sailing and Watersports Club?

From the beginning of the 2023 season, we will be running sailing development sessions from 10.30 on Sundays. After lunch we will continue these sessions into Sunday afternoon whether you are interested in racing or improving your skills. Club sailors will be on hand to give you advise and helpful tips with Quick Clinics between races to help you develop your skills and get the most out of the great sailing breezes at Warley Moor Reservoir. If you need “on the water” help, why not join in with our buddy sailing system where we give you “on the water advice”.

So how much does all this cost, well the training cost nothing! All you need is to take out a normal sailing membership (£165 per season) and then all this training is given for free as a part of our club racing development program.

We are based at Warley Moor reservoir, close to the wind farm at Wainstalls, Halifax. With the reservoir surrounded by open moorland, we enjoy consistent steady breezes, ideal for sailing and windsports. We have dinghy sailing, windsurfing, wing foiling, canoe and stand up paddleboard memberships available and are a family friendly club.

Interested? Then message, email or take a look at our website for further information. We look forward to seeing you soon!!

Saturday Young Peoples Sailing. Fun Day.

Last Saturday afternoon 8 th October we held the 2022 Fun Day. It was cold and windy but the weather was fine and sunny. Unfortunately, we were unable to sail due to the lack of water and too much mud.

13 Young Sailors attended along with their parents. We also invited people from Denholme sailing club and of course we invited everyone who comes and helps us on Saturday Young Peoples Sailing and we invited people from our club.

So, we had a quick change of plan and had games and competitions, of which included a hockey tournament, with teams of 5 including parents, a treasure hunt looking for sweeties hidden about the grounds and another where you had to decide where the treasure was hidden. Before you put a cross on the treasure map you had to find Brian the bird, (our resident bird watcher) Steve on his paddle boat and my cat!! Augusta won the prize for being nearest to the treasure.

We held 6 leg races. (Not easy). Henry handicapped the adults by 30 seconds. At the same time we had a hoopla game. Harry and Charles’ dad won the prize for the most hoops. He got 5 hoops on cones. Has he done this before?

Then it was time for the feast. We asked everyone to bring food to share. The table was groaning under the amount of food. Absolutely Yummy. Thank you to Simon for running the BBQ.

Then we had the prize giving. Jenny Oxley was kind enough to present the prizes. Level 1 and 2 certificates we given out to the young people and then the ‘Star Sailor of the Year Trophy’ was presented.

This trophy is given to the most outstanding sailor of the year. This year it went to Leo.

We would like to thank everyone who came on Saturday and supported us. It was one of the best ‘Fun Days we have had’

Sue and Henry