Training Event - Pre-Inlands

The 2021 Pre-Inland Championship Class Coaching has been scheduled for Friday 13th August at Girton SC.

The Club is centrally located, just 15 minutes off the A1 in Nottinghamshire.

Camping is available from the evening of Thursday 12th for Campervans and tents; please contact Tony Bleasdale, [email protected] 07950 255747 for access.

The coaching will be led by Alistair Goodwin, an RYA class coach AND the 2021 Supernova National Champion.

The coaching will be aimed at improving techniques in preparation for the Inland Nationals at Burton SC in early September. The coaching session is free to all class members.

Changing rooms and WCs will be available subject to Covid 19 rules and advice in place at the time. Participants are requested to use the provided sanitising stations within the facilities and to maintain one metre social distancing as a minimum at all times. Please do not attend if you have recently tested positive, have C19 symptoms, or have been advised to self isolate.

Alistair's Outline Itinerary (details to be finalised to suit the weather on the day):

Meet at 09:30 rigged (sails down but otherwise ready and no need to be changed) for the first briefing session.
We will aim to hit the water before 10:30 and have a morning session based around skills that are relivent to inland sailing such as spotting shifts and boat speed in flat water.
Around 12:30 to 13:00 We will come in to have a break for lunch, then re-brief for the afternoon session.
Skills based training in the afternoon session, such as tacking/gybing and some slow speed (pre-start) manoeuvring. 
Then finish with some racing so everyone gets a chance to put everything back together around a course. 
Final video debrief ashore on the big TV screen.
The days coaching should be complete by around 17:00.

Please note: bring your own food and refreshments for the day; bar services will be available on Friday evening onwards.



Eight hardy souls turned out for the training in the 19 knots gusting 33 wind at its' peak.

Alistair tailored two great sessions based on the forecast and provided a video debrief in the afternoon.

Everybody who attended definately gained some valuable knowledge.


Location: Girton SC

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