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                Leicestershire Sailing Association

Registered Charity No:  1107119

 

LEARN TO SAIL AT A PACE THAT SUITS YOU

All ages welcome!  Youth, Adult & Senior Courses running regularly

plus Powerboat & Safety Boat Courses 


 FREE 1 hour TASTER SESSIONS - 25TH/26TH MAY 2019





(RYA Approved Training Centre & Sailability Centre)

We are fundraising to build specialised facilities for our disabled students (showers, toilets etc) but all our students

will benefit!  


Thank you to everyone who recently supported our crowdfunding campaign we raised in excess of £21,000 !!



The LRYSA is a fully inclusive Charity run by Volunteer Instructors, with the aim to make sailing accessible to the whole community, regardless of their mental or physical abilities, age or background.   We have a strong reputation and many years’ experience working with vulnerable young people and are the only RYA Sailability accredited Centre in Leicestershire. 


All Instructors are trained to high RYA standards and we rely on local funding to be able to maintain these qualifications and also the level of boats and equipment we need to safely offer our services at a very low cost or often free to our most vulnerable groups. 


We offer dinghy sailing courses from age 7 to 80+ for all abilities (complete novices to advanced race training) and work closely with Disadvantaged Groups.  As well as RYA Sailing Courses, we also run RYA Power Boat and Safety Boat Courses.



Read Some of our recent achievements HERE


CURRENT COURSES RUNNING ....  Feel free to Contact Us with any questions


                  We are now open on Sundays for those with their Level 1&2 Qualifications (9.30am to 1pm) £10/session


   FREE Taster Sessions - 25th/26th May 2019 - 10am to 4pm - please contact us to book your slot to avoid waiting

We will be offering free taster sessions of 1 hour to anyone from the local community from 8 years old to 80 who would like to try sailing, accompanied by one of our fully qualified instructors. We can provide you with buoyancy aids, wet suits and helmets.


                                                 New to Sailing?  check out one of our courses ...


          Age 8 to 18: RYA Sailing Stage 1 & 2:       Weekly attendance on Saturdays (ongoing)

          Age 8 to 18: RYA Sailing Stage 1 & 2:       5 Day Course (Starts 5th August OR 12th August 2019)

          Adult:  RYA Sailing Level 1 & 2:                Weekly attendance (x 6) on Saturdays (Next course startis 11 May 2019)

          Adult:  RYA Safety Boat Course:              2 day attendance (20/21st April

          Adult:  RYA Power Boat Level 1 & 2:        2 day attendance (4/5th May OR 11/12th May 2019)                   

          Over 55s:  RYA Level 1 & 2:                       Relaxed attendance on Tuesdays!!  Anyone actually welcome!                         




Please feel free to get in touch if you are interested or want some more information ....some of our Volunteer Roles available:

Sailing Instructors:  We can help if some of your qualifications are out of date

Power Boat Drivers:  To help us with Safety cover

On-Shore Volunteers: Especially if you have experience of working with vulnerable children (severely disabled, blind or autistic children)

Admin & Marketing Volunteers: creating marketing materials (such as flyers), social media, contacting local groups & businesses and helping us spread the Word!!

General Volunteers:  we can always find you something to do!!



Activities take place on John Merricks Lake located in Leicestershire (LE7 1PD)

Details of Courses & Dates + More Information about Sailing

Feel free to Contact Us with any questions



A BIG THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO HAVE RECENTLY SUPPORTED US ......


Feb-19:  Bruce Wake Charity - £10,000 (new facilities)

Jan-19:  Voluntary & Community Sector (VCS) - £2,100 (towards sessions for autistic children)

Dec-18:  L&R Community Foundation:  Private Donor - £1,500 (New container for site)

Sep-18:  Samworth Brothers - £5,670 (New equipment + volunteer expenses)

Jun-18:  L&R Community Foundation:  Private Donor - £2,000 (Bell Boat items)

Nov-17:  Voluntary & Community Sector (VCS) - £1,580 (towards sessions for autistic children)

Oct-17:  Leicestershire & Rutland Freemasons - £1,000 (new wet suits & helmets)

Jul-17:  Mayor's Charity Appeal Fund - £1,200  (New gates for JML Compound)

Jun-17:  Hinckley & Rugby Building Society - £50  (Dragon's Den Runner Up)

Dec-16/Aug-17:  LCC SHIRE Community Grant - £1,652 (enabling sailing activities for vulnerable people)

Jan-17:  Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation (ASSF) - £600  (Training Sessions for Achieve with Us)

Dec-16:  Voluntary & Community Sector (VCS) - £2,830  (Training new Instructors)

Sep-16:  John Merrick's Sailing Trust - £6,000  (Fencing for JML Compound)

May-16:  Sport England Small Grants - £4,746 (Purchase Xenon Boat, Trailer + Main Sail)



SOME OF OUR RECENT AWARDS (View more here)


Nov-2018:  Hinckley and Bosworth Sport and Health Alliance SPORTS AWARDS 2018

WINNER!  Outstanding Contribution to Sport in Leicestershire: The LRYSA

WINNER!  Junior Volunteer of the Year:  Heather Smith


Nov-2017:  Hinckley and Bosworth Sport and Health Alliance SPORTS AWARDS 2017

WINNER!  Young Volunteer of the Year:  Dominic Skeat

Runner Up!  Junior Sportsperson of the Year:  Harry Whitelegg

Runner Up!  Club of the Year:  The LRYSA


Nov-2016:  Hinckley and Bosworth Sport and Health Alliance SPORTS AWARDS 2016

WINNER!  Young Disabled Sports Person:  Edward Green

WINNER!  Coach of the Year:  Colin Magee








                          

   


All courses are run to Royal Yachting Association (RYA) standards and all Instructors hold RYA Qualifications.  The RYA undertakes an inspection of our activities each year. View RYA 2019 affiliated certificate here.



 



 











Sailing Sessions

at 

John Merricks's Lake


Please help us to raise funds for our new Facilities









NEXT COURSES


RYA Stage 1 & 2 Sailing

(Age 8 to 16)


Ongoing on Saturdays 


OR


5 day course

5th-9th August 2019

12th-16th August 2019



RYA Level 1 & 2 Sailing

(Adults)


Ongoing Courses

(6 x Saturdays)


starts 11 May 2019


Sunday Sessions

Sailors with Level 1&2


Ongoing


RYA Level 1 & 2 Sailing

(Over 55s)


Every Tuesday

Age 55+

March to November 2019



RYA Safety boat Course


20-21 April 2019



RYA Powerboat Course


4-5 May 2019

11-12 May 2019


We also run Safety Boat courses to RYA Standard 



NEXT REGATTA



TBC 2019



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