Mark Lyttle wins Laser Masters Nationals and Eurocup

The UK Laser Masters circuit gathered on Friday 22nd June 2018 in Hayling Island SC for their primary event of the year, the three-day Masters Nationals and Eurocup event.

Report by Niall Peelo (with assistance from Mark Lyttle)

In excess of 100 sailors, not just from all over the UK but with visitors from Ireland, France, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands and USA, counted 59 in the Standard and 48 in the Radial fleet. Notably, the entry included two Legends (sailors over 75 years) in Roger Williams and Ninian Eadie, and no less than 15 Great Grand Masters (over 65 years). Many of these visitors were no doubt hoping for a little last-minute practice for the Masters World Championships which takes place in Dublin in September where entries currently exceed 300 boats.

The fleet was greeted by superb Hayling weather: sunny, warm and a great forecast for the more sun and heat… but one thing was lacking in the forecast – WIND!

At the briefing, Race Officer Tim Hancock was hopeful that some wind would make an appearance, but having looked at four different forecasts he felt there could be as little as 4kts or as much as 12kts, and the direction was variable. Not very encouraging…however, as competitors left the briefing hopeful of a suntan, a few beers, good food, and maybe winning a spot prize or two, there only seemed an outside chance of some decent sailing. One competitor had even floated the idea of Masters go kart racing competition, given the forecast!

Nevertheless, the fleet launched in a light southerly sea breeze. On reaching the race area, all were surprised that there was in fact enough wind to race. The efficient and professional race management team from HISC wasted no time in getting set up and were straight into a sequence.

Standards

Rupert Bedell lived up to his rhetoric of being highly competitive without having trained at all by leading at the first mark in a steady 8 knot wind until he was passed on the final run by Mark Lyttle and a very fast-finishing Nick Harrison, and Thomas Mueller from Germany.

As the wind built for the second race, the Masters eased into their toe-straps and it was Lyttle being chased by Alan Davis, former champion (multiple times), Mueller and Stuart Hudson. Bedell let his exuberance go this time with a UFD for an early start.

The final race of the day was enough to ensure most of the fleet had aches and pains by the end, but it was Tim Law putting the pain of the serious knee injury behind who closed Lyttle throughout the race after the latter got away at the start.

Radials

The Radial fleet had a general recall before getting a clean start. After a very close first beat, it was Ian Gregory who led at the first mark, followed closely by Ben Elvin with the rest of the fleet in hot pursuit. The wind built steadily as the race progressed. Ian and Ben were battling it out at the front with a sizeable lead over the rest of the fleet. Elvin managed to work past Gregory to win the first race. This was to be the first of many wins for Ben. Roberta Hartley managed to keep ahead of the remaining boats to finish third.

The sea breeze continued to build and race 2 got under way with minimal delay. Elvin continued to show his superior speed with a huge lead at the first mark. Niall Peelo was a distant second, just ahead of the rest of the fleet. This is how it continued until the finish (Elvin being so far ahead, no-one could actually see him!). Andrew Byrne finished 3rd.

Most sailors were sceptical that there would be any racing at all on the first day, so by the start of race 3 most were surprised that the wind was at 15kts. Yet again Elvin led, Andrew Holdsworth (formerly from Yorkshire but now living in San Francisco), found the conditions to his liking and finished 2nd with Ian Jones in 3rd.

The Masters circuit is much more than just sailing. Back on-shore the social side kicked off. Most sailors started in the bar, where there was nothing but admiration for the race committee after three fantastic races. HISC is a great location for a big event as at 7pm the restaurant opened and the social continued over food. Spot prizes for day 1 included David Binding winning a Southeast Sailboats voucher. The irony is that David has bought almost everything Southeast Sailboats sell, so Max Hunt will need to design something new just for him!

There was also a very interesting presentation from Michael Beckett (British Sailing Team) on what life is like training and competing in regattas around the world. Many of the Masters sailors were amazed to hear people actually train for regattas!

The social for some moved back to the bar, and after closing time the stragglers were last heard singing and playing guitars on the beach late into the night. The Masters fleet really does cater for everyone!

Day 2 for many started with a hangover. The standard cure for this seems to be one of HISC’s fry-ups followed by a full day’s sailing. Three races were scheduled, and despite lighter winds and tricky conditions, the race committee managed to deliver the three races.

Standards

Five Standards were black flagged in the first race but it did not stop Tim Law leading from start to finish. The second race of the day caught many sailors out with a big right shift, but not Bedell, who led at the first mark closely followed by Chris Whalley until Lyttle and Law eased past with Bedell slipping back. Unlike the Radials after them, the final race saw a return to more predictable conditions with the usual suspects up front.

Radials

This day will be remembered for several reasons; the day that provided tricky choppy light conditions; the day Elvin didn’t win a race (Byrne managed to break the winning streak to take race 6 after a very tricky shifty short race); and the day of the black flags. Nine sailors fell foul of the black flag, but Gareth Edwards was obviously influenced by the World Cup managed to score a hat trick of black flags!. Max Hunt, fresh back from Kiel Week and not wanting to let Gareth feel alone, also scored a black flag hat trick.

There was also a protest, just to tick all the boxes a top regatta must have!

On arriving back at the beach, the fleet were greeted by Joel from Laser Performance, one of the event’s very generous sponsors, with his wife Sian who were handing out free beer and cider in the dinghy park. This kick-started the social for Saturday evening which culminated in more spot prizes and a draw for the Wildwind holiday won by Allison Hutton of the Radial fleet.

The Laser Masters fleet claims to be the only sailing fleet with its own band, and after the prize draw, sailors were treated to tunes from Tony Woods (saxophone), Rupert Bedell, David Trout, Gareth Edwards (guitars) and David Freeman (vocals). A true “Laser Performance”… we hear the Isle of Wight festival are looking to sign them up for next year, provided there is no clash with a Laser event!

Day 3 started warm with no wind. The Race Officer postponed, confident that the sea breeze would kick in. The breeze did kick in, and the sun continued to shine for the remainder of the races.

Standards

Lutz Hirsch from Germany won Race 7 by a country mile with Roger O’Gorman finally finding his pace in second from Whalley. Tony Woods didn’t let his performance the previous night get in the way of his best result of the weekend in fourth just behind Andy Le Grice and ahead of Michael Hicks, the leading Great Grand Master.

Radials

Yet again Elvin led the way around the race course, with Hartley and Ann Keates taking up the next two places. Rob Cage, UKLA Vice Chairman, finally found his mojo and posted two 4th places. After Black Flag Saturday, it was a welcome change to cross the finish line and see the white board showing no sail numbers, instead ‘1/2 time England 5 Panama 0’!

Once ashore, the prize giving was held. Thanks to such great sponsors and organisation of the whole event being led so superbly by Gareth Edwards, some commented that they had never seen so many prizes at an event! Thanks go to Laser Performance, Southeast Sailboats, Tideway LLP, Rooster, Fernhurst Books and Phoenix Marine, as well as several sailors in the fleet who have helped fund new perpetual trophies.

Mark Lyttle (1st overall Standard fleet) summed up the event by saying it had been superbly run both on and off the water, and to spread the word because Laser Masters sailing is “the best gig in town”.

The next UK Masters event takes the fleet to Pevensey Bay SC 1st and 2nd September 2018, and promises to be another superb event. A number of the Masters also plan on heading to Plymouth for the UK Laser Performance National and Open Laser Championships 21st to 27th July 2018 – the event promises to include great racing and social for Laser sailors of all ages.

Overall Results:

Standard Rig

Pos Nat Sail No Category Helm Club R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 Pts
1st GBR 211165 GM Mark Lyttle QMSC 1 1 1 ‑8 1 1 5 1 11
2nd GBR 195867 GM Tim LAW Salcombe YC 8 ‑12 2 1 2 3 7 2 25
3rd GBR 174621 GM Nick HARRISON Stokes Bay SC 2 6 5 5 5 4 ‑8 5 32
4th GBR 213699 GM Alan DAVIS Oxford SC ‑12 2 3 3 11 11 10 6 46
5th GER 173330 M Thomas w. MUELLER SCLM 3 3 4 7 8 24 ‑26 8 57
6th GBR 204644 M Stuart HUDSON Keyhaven and Spinnaker 10 4 ‑23 2 16 2 11 16 61
7th GBR 210671 GM Tony WOODS Qmsc / Sbsc 14 7 8 13 7 12 ‑16 4 65
8th GBR 213145 GM Chris ELLYATT Queen Mary SC 15 8 11 4 10 8 ‑18 14 70
9th GER 205207 M Lutz HIRSCH Mühlenberger Segelc 5 19 34 6 6 5 1 (DNC) 76
10th GBR 154030 AM Chris WHALLEY Parkstone YC 17 13 16 9 3 ‑19 3 19 80
11th GBR 209122 AM Roger O’Gurman QMSC 11 15 10 (BFD) 12 16 2 15 81
12th GBR 213646 M Gareth GREENFIELD Oxford SC 7 ‑37 18 17 15 13 4 12 86
13th GBR 213640 M Andy LE GRICE Warsash (DNC) 26 6 15 25 6 9 3 90
14th GBR 209265 GGM Michael HICKS Queen Mary SC 6 25 14 11 22 10 (DNC) 7 95
15th GBR 209121 AM Dave FREEMAN Queen Mary 9 14 7 19 20 (DNF) 20 10 99
16th GBR 182979 AM Tim PEARSE Stokes Bay SC 19 9 9 (BFD) 4 20 35 11 107
17th GBR 209000 GM Tim DICKINSON HISC 21 17 19 16 ‑28 18 15 25 131
18th GBR 210595 AM Jim Fifield King George SC 38 21 (DNC) 18 23 9 13 13 135
19th IRL 185730 AM Rupert BEDELL Queen Mary 4 (UFD) 12 BFD 9 26 17 9 137
20th GBR 213005 M Neil PETERS Pevensey Bay SC 30 5 38 10 30 (UFD) 6 21 140
21st BEL 206433 M Michel MAJON CN Altea 25 10 15 24 ‑44 14 28 29 145
22nd GBR 197237 AM Olly BUSH Weir Wood SC 20 ‑45 22 20 26 15 14 28 145
23rd SUI 207315 GM Markus OCHS WSV Doordrivjers 13 ‑32 24 12 21 32 23 22 147
24th GBR 208270 AM Neil Davies Queen Mary 16 22 27 28 18 ‑36 25 20 156
25th GBR 214073 M David GODDARD Weirwood SC 27 23 30 33 19 21 ‑42 18 171
26th FRA 202123 GM François MEESEMAECKER C N Wimereux 24 24 29 14 24 35 24 ‑37 174
27th SUI 208305 GM Beat HEINZ Royal Varuna YC 22 16 25 (BFD) 31 37 22 23 176
28th GBR 201942 M Bob CUDMORE Parkstone YC ‑52 11 13 21 36 40 33 26 180
29th GBR 206716 GGM Peter SHERWIN Chew Valley Lake 34 40 17 22 17 25 27 ‑45 182
30th GBR 212061 M Simon HARDIMAN Bartley S.c. 29 18 41 32 14 ‑42 30 35 199
31st GBR 211257 GM David Castle QMSC 28 35 ‑37 31 32 22 21 30 199
32nd GBR 20539 GM Ian SWANN HISC 26 20 35 26 50 7 40 (DSQ) 204
33rd GBR 201939 GM Ashley DEAKIN Overy Staithe 18 39 26 (BFD) 33 33 38 17 204
34th GBR 191029 AM Simon RIDDLE Stokes Bay SC ‑57 51 40 27 13 46 12 27 216
35th FRA 211183 GM Gilles GRENIER C N Schoelcher 33 27 21 34 ‑39 39 34 33 221
36th GBR 213463 GM Guy NOBLE QMSC 32 33 39 23 ‑41 31 37 38 233
37th GBR 206890 GM Patrick HAMILTON Burwain 47 31 20 41 45 30 ‑51 24 238
38th GBR 214299 M Peter MCCHRYSTAL Blackpool & Fleetwood YC 37 41 42 35 27 (UFD) 29 43 254
39th GBR 147122 M Craig PALMER Lancing 35 30 45 ‑48 40 34 32 40 256
40th AUS 210150 GGM John ROBERSON Royal Perth YC 36 29 (DNC) 43 55 28 36 32 259
41st GBR 208888 GM Simon RADFORD Bosham SC 39 ‑49 33 38 47 17 47 39 260
42nd GBR 194879 M Mark Rahn Dovestone SC 40 48 47 30 37 23 44 ‑55 269
43rd GBR 210979 GM David HARTGILL Parkstone YC 50 36 28 50 53 29 ‑54 31 277
44th GBR 204915 GM Tim KNIGHT RLymYC 42 47 ‑50 37 46 49 19 41 281
45th GBR 207700 M Julian Wilkins Chichester YC 44 44 32 49 29 ‑52 39 47 284
46th GBR 201625 M Rob WHITTON Stokes Bay SC ‑46 38 44 39 34 38 46 46 285
47th GBR 182219 GM Malcolm MARSDEN Blackpool and Fleetwood YC GG 45 ‑52 46 40 35 27 43 50 286
48th GBR 142040 GGM Kim Bowerman VNSC 23 ‑53 52 36 52 44 41 44 292
49th GBR 211374 M Steven Fowles QMSC 43 42 36 46 43 ‑51 48 34 292
50th NED 213990 M Rutger FLIERMAN WSV Doordrijvers 48 43 ‑49 42 48 45 31 36 293
51st GBR 69 M Colston NICHOLS Parkstone YC 51 34 31 (DNC) 42 47 53 42 300
52nd GBR 187515 GM David Bates QMSC 31 50 ‑55 25 51 50 49 51 307
53rd GBR 214266 GM Carl DOWNING Stokes Bay SC 49 46 ‑51 45 38 43 45 49 315
54th GBR 211363 M Michael Pryer QMSC 41 28 43 (DNC) DNC DNC 50 48 330
55th FRA 213626 GGM Logie 53 ‑57 54 29 54 41 55 54 340
56th TRI 204014 GM Ivan WESTERN West Wittering 54 54 48 44 49 54 ‑57 52 355
57th GBR 211406 M Andrew CROSHER Aldenham SC ‑58 55 53 47 56 48 56 53 368
58th SUI 158155 GM Monica Bodmer 56 56 56 51 58 53 52 (DNC) 382
59th FRA 68041 GM Plovier Bernand DYC 55 (DNF) DNC 52 57 DNC DNC DNC 404

Radial Rig

Pos Nat Sail No Category Helm Club R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 Pts
1st GBR 208663 AM Ben ELVIN Stokes Bay SC 1 1 1 1 1 ‑3 1 1 7
2nd GBR 213589 M Ian JONES Dovestone SC 4 5 3 2 2 2 ‑8 2 20
3rd GBR 204969 M Roberta HARTLEY Parkstone YC 3 ‑9 4 6 4 4 2 7 30
4th IRL 212225 AM Andrew BYRNE King George 5 3 7 5 5 1 ‑9 8 34
5th GBR 162576 GM Terry SCUTCHER Shotleysc 6 7 5 3 8 ‑14 5 12 46
6th GBR 200510 M Ian GREGORY Frensham Pond & Queen Mary 2 8 8 (BFD) 3 26 6 3 56
7th GBR 209412 AM Niall Peelo QMSC 10 2 10 14 ‑19 7 16 11 70
8th GBR 213641 GM Rob CAGE Thames SC 7 14 30 7 (BFD) 5 4 4 71
9th USA 213558 M Andrew HOLDSWORTH ST. Francis YC 14 4 2 12 14 22 ‑25 9 77
10th GBR 198605 GM Jimmy CARTER LSC 11 12 11 13 11 ‑33 14 5 77
11th GBR 213052 GGM David BINDING Weir Wood ‑27 11 19 8 7 13 15 6 79
12th GBR 204031 M David CATTO Hunts SC 8 10 15 (BFD) 20 9 10 10 82
13th GBR 197742 M James Stewart Netley SC 17 ‑31 20 4 9 10 7 16 83
14th GBR 203275 AM Ian ALDRIDGE Lancing 9 ‑26 25 11 6 6 13 21 91
15th IRL 206943 M Sean CRAIG Rstgyc 15 18 16 16 10 11 12 (DNC) 98
16th GBR 212403 GM Ann KEATES Parkstone YC 13 20 32 (BFD) 16 12 3 23 119
17th GBR 213093 GGM Mike KINNEAR Grafham Water SC 12 ‑44 12 9 24 18 18 27 120
18th GBR 177861 AM Alison STEVENS ASA 18 19 26 25 13 17 ‑36 15 133
19th GBR 210848 M Andrew HARTLEY Parkstone YC 21 6 6 19 17 27 44 (DNC) 140
20th GBR 200678 GM Richard Ellis CCYC 36 17 24 20 (BFD) 8 20 19 144
21st FRA 210940 GGM Daniel DEVOS SNPH 19 ‑30 21 23 22 21 30 20 156
22nd GBR 212531 AM Tulloch PRIEST Bough Beech 20 ‑37 27 24 18 24 17 28 158
23rd GBR 202547 GGM David TROUT Lancing SC 25 29 ‑35 10 15 19 32 29 159
24th GBR 210047 GGM Glyn PURNELL Leigh & Lowton 23 23 33 33 26 ‑34 11 13 162
25th GBR 213565 M Wesley ABSOLOM Thorpe Bay YC ‑40 22 17 37 21 28 27 14 166
26th GBR 205151 GM Bruce SNELLING Burghfield ‑32 28 23 28 12 25 29 24 169
27th GBR 213579 GGM Ian RAWET Grafham Water SC 24 ‑39 34 15 23 36 28 18 178
28th GBR 214300 GM Max HUNT Whitstable 28 15 9 (BFD) BFD BFD 24 17 191
29th GBR 202204 L Roger WILLIAMS Starcross 26 25 (DNF) 22 35 23 22 38 191
30th GBR 203323 GGM Kevin PEARSON Thames SC 34 13 31 17 28 (DNC) 35 34 192
31st GBR 201709 GM Robert DRAPER Stokes Bay ‑46 38 40 18 39 16 26 26 203
32nd GBR 212199 L Ninian EADIE Queen Mary SC 35 24 18 26 38 ‑39 31 32 204
33rd FRA 211190 GM Claudine TATIBOUET C N Schoelcher 37 35 14 38 34 20 ‑41 33 211
34th GBR 203320 GM Gareth EDWARDS Queen Mary SC 22 21 29 (BFD) BFD BFD 19 25 214
35th GBR 209188 GM Pete BELL Royal Lymington YC / Highcliffe SC 39 36 36 ‑40 29 29 23 22 214
36th GBR 185608 M Mike Shepherd Stokes Bay SC 41 32 13 (DNF) 27 31 37 39 220
37th GER 205206 M Alexandra BEHRENS Muehlenberger Segel‑club 16 34 39 30 (BFD) 32 21 DNC 221
38th GBR 210360 GGM David KILLEY Maidenhead SC 30 43 ‑45 32 33 15 33 40 226
39th GBR 190738 M Pete ALLSOP Oxford 42 16 22 27 30 (DNC) DNC DNC 235
40th GBR 183526 GM Tom EDOM DCA ‑44 41 37 21 32 30 40 37 238
41st GBR 152585 GM Sue RITCHIE Newport Boatc 33 40 44 29 25 40 ‑46 30 241
42nd GBR 209453 M Elizabeth BROWN Royal Burnham YC / Burnham SC ‑43 27 28 36 36 38 42 36 243
43rd GBR 198155 GM Steve TAYLOR Chelmarsh 38 33 38 35 37 (BFD) 34 35 250
44th GBR 207984 GGM Alison HUTTON Budworth SC 45 ‑46 42 31 40 37 38 43 276
45th GBR 191334 GM Jonathan JONES WOBYC 29 42 41 (DNC) DNC DNC 39 31 280
46th GBR 206502 GGM Hilary THOMAS Locks SC 31 47 (DNC) 39 41 DNC 43 41 291
47th GBR 200307 M Dariusz SADOWSKI Bough Beech SC ‑47 45 43 41 42 35 45 42 293
48th GBR 201962 GM Nolan DAWSON Oxford (DNC) DNC DNC 34 31 41 DNC DNC 302

Open Day – Saturday 30th June

Queen Mary Sailing Club will once again opens its doors to the public for a happy, fun-filled day.

Do you want to start sailing?
Would you like your children to have sailing lessons?
Perhaps you want to come back to sailing after a break?

On offer will be sailing, windsurfing and SUP sessions and family fun activities. Members and staff will be present to answer any questions about membership, courses and we will be pleased to welcome any new members.
Join us on Saturday 30th June and take a first step into Sailing, Windsurfing and Stand Up Paddle Boarding.

Our Open day will run a morning session and an afternoon session to give as many people as possible the opportunity to get on the water. Book your places at £3 per head, on our online booking link below.

https://www.queenmary.org.uk/membership/open-day/

  • Morning session – 10:00 to 12:00
  • Afternoon session – 14:00 to 16:00

Those who have wondered what it is like to go in a RIB will be offered a ride around the lake. This is a great chance to get on the water and it’s open to you, your friends and family!

 

 

Saturday Club, 16th June

At last a windier Saturday morning is forecast! With 9 knots gusting 16 from the South West currently forecast for 10.00am increasing to 11 gusting 18 by lunchtime, conditions are set fair for the perfect Saturday Club.

We will meet at 9.45am at the usual marked table in the Club House and sort out boats, helms and crews over a coffee, then it’s on the water for some lively sailing and a few friendly races before returning for lunch afterwards for those who want to stay.

Appropriately, after the endless Saturdays of light winds, the theme this week will be exchanging a few tips, before we go sailing, on handling the boats in the stronger and gustier conditions, so do bring along your own ideas and experiences to share.

If you’re new to Saturday Club, or relatively new to sailing, or just haven’t been for a while, do come along and join us and don’t be put off by the slightly stronger wind conditions forecast. We are a very friendly group of sailors and there’ll be plenty of tips, help and encouragement to make sure you enjoy your morning’s sailing. Our racing is primarily aimed at keeping the group together, focused on sailing round the same course and just for fun and you don’t have to join in the races if you don’t want to.

At the moment I’m still ideally looking for an assistant to help me run tomorrow morning’s Saturday Club session. It just involves helping keep track on arrival of who is there and with matching boats/helms/crews and then coming out on the powerboat to help with laying the course and starting and finishing the races. If you’d like to assist tomorrow with that, do please drop me a quick e-mail or text, or give me a call.

Hope to see many of you tomorrow morning.

Happy Sailing!

David

The sun is out and we are flying into the season!

Quick updates

  • Traffic lights at the Gate – ‘Enter on the green light’ is back! Tailgating will trip the gate sensors, so please wait for the lights to change.
  • Gate Access Cards – Members to get your smart new orange access card, please come up to the office when you’re next in the club.
  • Tarmac – no more potholes in the car park, we squeezed another 20 meters out of the contractor and the drive to the carpark is looking fantastic!
  • Summer Booking Page – The greatest demand on the Sailing School is the summer courses so to make booking easier we have created a page on the new website.
  • Recruitment – We are Recruiting for: Chief Dinghy Instructor | Chief Windsurf Instructor | Full Time Instructor | Part Time Instructor | Part Time Office Team (part time Saturdays). If you know anyone interested in working at Queen Mary please let them know about vacancies.
  • Family Day – A date for your diary is our Family Day on Saturday 30th June. We have a full programme of activities throughout the day and you will be able to come along and bring your family and friends on the day. Activities start at 10am and will include: Try SUPing / Try Kayaking / Try Windsurfing / Try a Boat / RIB Rides around the reservoir. More details in our next news update and we look forward to seeing you here!
  • Fancy joining one of our club trips abroad? on 17th June we are going Windsurfing at Club Vass…. and on 22nd September we are on a Multi Watersports at Lemnos.

Phew, lots of news – See you on the water soon!

On the hunt for a new chief!

We are looking for a…

CHIEF WINDSURF INSTRUCTOR (full time/permanent) with Queen Mary Sailing Club

£18000-22000

Immediate start

 QMSC is a large, active RYA Affiliated Sailing Club and RYA Recognised Training School offering club racing, open events, club activities and RYA tuition in sailing, windsurfing and powerboating throughout the year.

 

We are looking for a RYA Senior Windsurf Instructor to take the Chief Windsurf Instructor role on a full time, permanent basis.  The role requires a flexible approach with the successful candidate working a 35hr contract over weekends, evenings and bank holidays as required. Typical working week Wednesday – Sunday.

 

Experience & Qualifications:

Essential:

  • RYA Senior Windsurf Instructor with valid FA certificate
  • Minimum of 2 years experience working in a RTC as an active SI

Desirable:

  • Dinghy Instructor
  • Intermediate Planing Instructor/Advanced Windsurf Instructor
  • RYA Powerboat Instructor
  • Experience in providing safety cover for racing events
  • Fibre glass repairs
  • BSUPA or BCU qualifications

 

Duties include:

  • Overseeing daily operations of the centre as the Duty Officer
  • Deputising for the Principal in their absence
  • Taking a leading role in staff development
  • Working as part of a team to provide an enjoyable and safe environment for students and members of all ages and abilities
  • Delivery of RYA courses within the National & Youth Schemes
  • Assisting in ensuring all teaching complies with the RYA curriculum
  • Managing maintenance of the training fleet to include all spares
  • Buying and selling of training kit
  • Training Volunteers & Assistant Instructors
  • Providing on water safety for recreational & racing activities
  • Powerboat training – staff and volunteer skill development

 

Additional training is available for the candidate in kayaking, SUPing, raft building.  We also support all staff in skill development with subsidised/funded endorsements and instructor qualifications.

 

Please note the contract of employment is subject to passing an Enhanced DBS child workforce check and satisfactory references.

 

To apply please send a CV and covering letter to Paul Adams – sailing.principal@queenmary.org.uk

 

Closing Date:  May 1st 2018.  Interviews to take place the week of the May 7th.

 

QM Windsurfing Youth Win The Eric Twiname Junior Championships

The 32nd Eric Twiname Junior Championship concluded on Bank Holiday  Monday with a host of young sailors crowned winners. For a third day the sun beat down on the 280 junior racers as the glorious run of weather continued at Rutland Water.

The sailors, aged between 10 and 16, hail from the RYA‘s ten home countries and regions nationwide, and represent the very best in regional talent.

Queen Mary Sailing Club’s Iona Shefford, 11, won the Techno 4.5 fleet only finishing outside of the top three once, while Queen Mary Sailing Club’s William Ziegler, 12, took the Techno 5.8 title.

Massive congratulations from everyone at the club.

Yachts and Yachting Write Up

Full results can be found here