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  • 06 Aug 2017 19:56 | Anonymous

    Following the success of the recent improvers' training course, Ardleigh Sailing Club is pleased to announce that a week of training sessions for beginners is now being offered to both members and non-members alike. The training will run from  Monday the 28th of August through to Friday the 1st of September and consist of afternoon sessions. The cost for five half day training sessions is £125.00 per person for members and £175.00 for non-members. There will be a maximum of 5 places.

    Georgia Grice, a well experienced and RYA-qualified coach, will be running the sessions and will develop course content based on the standard RYA approach. Attendees are welcome to sail their own boats, providing they are suitable for the reservoir, or make use of the club fleet which includes Teras, Picos and Argos. Numbers are strictly limited to 5, so please do get in touch by Thursday the 17th of August to book your place by emailing training@ardleighsc.co.uk


    Attendees will be expected to pay a £50 deposit to secure their booking, the remainder to be payable on the first day of training. This is a great opportunity to develop dinghy sailing skills from scratch, so do get in touch if you're interested.

  • 27 Jul 2017 11:39 | Anonymous

    The committee has decided to sell off a number of older club boats that have not been used much over the last few years. Members will be given the first option to make an offer for these dinghies via blind auction.

    The auction starts on Friday the 28th of July and ends on Monday the 14th of August. Bidders must clearly state which boat they are bidding for, how much they are bidding and of course their name and contact details. Bids must be posted in a sealed envelope labelled 'ASC Blind Auction 2017' and posted into the club post box by 5pm on the end date. Late bids cannot be accepted.

    At the end of the auction period, the highest bidder will be informed and expected to make suitable payment arrangements with the club treasurer, Richard Biggs.

    Any boats that are not sold via the blind auction will be disposed of as cost-effectively as possible by the committee.

    The boats are:

    Wayfarer 'Apache', sail number 6118, dinghy berth J11.

    Wayfarer 'Bluebottle', sail number 8301, dinghy berth J13.

    Wayfarer no name, sail number unknown, dinghy berth J15.

    Enterprise no name, sail number  21631, dinghy berth J10.

    Additionally, member Steve Bourner would like to donate his GP14, berth J12, to another club member for free. If you are interested, please submit an expression of interest in the same manner as for the blind auction, in the same time frame. A winner will then be picked at random.

    You are advised to come and have a look at these boats if at all interested.

    Happy Bidding!

  • 17 Jun 2017 20:31 | Anonymous
    Ardleigh Sailing Club is pleased to announce that a week of training sessions is being offered to both members and non-members alike.

    The training will run from  Monday the 24th through to Friday the 28th of July and consist of afternoon sessions for improvers. The cost for five half day training sessions is £125.00 per person for members and £175.00 for non-members.

    Georgia Grice, a well experienced and RYA-qualified coach, will be running the sessions and will develop course content in response to individual abilities and aspirations. Attendees are welcome to sail their own boats, providing they are suitable for the reservoir, or make use of the club fleet which includes Teras, Picos and Argos.

    Numbers are strictly limited so please do get in touch by Thursday the 6th of July to book your place by emailing training@ardleighsc.co.uk

    Attendees will be expected to pay a £50 deposit to secure their booking, the remainder to be payable on the first day of training.

    This is a great opportunity to improve upon your existing sailing skills so do get in touch if you're interested.

  • 11 May 2017 11:07 | Anonymous


    Ardleigh Sailing Club New Members Day 2017 takes place this Sunday between 10:00am and 3:00pm.

    If you are not a member but are interested in finding more about what the club has to offer, then please do come along to have a look, chat to members and if you fancy, have a trial sail.

    If you are a member but don't often sail, this is a great time to socialise and sail in the company of others.

    If you are a member who sails regularly, the committee asks that you consider bringing a friend or relative to have a go and/or make yourself available to take others on the water.

    There will be a pursuit race at 10:30.

    The club boats will be available for members to use.

    There will be a one-off joining discount for new members.

    Hot and cold refreshments will be on offer throughout the day.

    Let's hope for fair winds, a little sunshine and a good turn out!

  • 19 Apr 2017 20:25 | Anonymous

    Volunteering Opportunity 1: to give new members a trial sail.

    Volunteering opportunity to run a trial sail at Ardleigh Sailing Club

    As part of our ongoing efforts to attract new members, we want to encourage those interested in joining to come along and have a trial sail as a first step. Therefore, we need to build up a list of confident sailors at Ardleigh SC who are willing to take members of the public for a short trial sail on a club boat during the course of the season.

    The sessions will be around 20 minutes sailing time and will only take place when there is a safety boat on the water. This will be most likely just after racing has finished, during a social sailing session or a special event such as New Members Day.

    Guidance about how to run the session will be given by the committee, but ultimately it will be up to the volunteer 'host' to sail according to their capability and prevailing conditions.

    Please do consider volunteering if this is something that you are able to do, even if only occasionally.

    At this stage, we are asking those who would be interested to get in touch by emailing sail@ardleighsc.co.uk, and in the email suggest a couple of dates that they would be available.

    Volunteering opportunity 2: To provide informal sailing coaching for members.

    An opportunity to provide informal sailing coaching to other members at Ardleigh Sailing Club.

    Ardleigh Sailing Club committee is looking for confident sailors willing to provide informal sailing training to other members. Previously the club has successfully hosted such training sessions and would like to do so again.

    Guidance about how to run the coaching session will be given to volunteers by the committee, but ultimately it will be up to the volunteers to sail according to their capability and prevailing conditions.

    If you are interested in volunteering for this role then please do get in touch with sail@ardleighsc.co.uk.

  • 13 Apr 2017 11:45 | Anonymous
    I am pleased to inform you all, that this years Wednesday evening series, will begin Wednesday 19th April. These mid-week races will consist of 8 spring pursuit races followed by 10 summer handicap races, and finally 8 Sundowner pursuit races.

    Wednesday evening is an ideal opportunity for those members who just wish to have a sail with the security of a safety boat on hand, or for the more competitive members we run a midweek race.

    As in previous years with pursuit races the 5 minute starting sequence will begin at 6.15 pm with any Mirror entrants crossing the start line at 6.20 pm and the faster boats starting shortly after (please see start times below)

    MIRROR (6.20 pm)

    TERA PRO (6.21 pm

    TOPPER (6.22 pm)

    PICO (6.23 PM)

    LASER 4.7 (6.28 pm)

    WANDERER (6.29 pm)

    LIGHTNING (6.30 pm)

    BYTE CII, SOLO, STREAKER, LASER RADIAL, GRADUATE (6.31 pm)

    ENTERPRISE, ARGO (6.32 pm)

    LASER, OK, 2000 (6.33 pm)

    LARK, SUPERNOVA, NATIONAL 12 (6.34 pm)

    PHANTOM (6.35 pm)

    MERLIN ROCKET(6.36 pm)

    505 (6.41 pm)

    PLEASE NOTE ALL BOATS WILL FINISH AT 7.20 pm.

    If your class of boat is not listed below or if you require any additional information, please email richard.biggs@hallmarkonline.co.uk (Duty roster co-ordinator for Wednesday evenings)

  • 12 Apr 2017 21:21 | Anonymous

    The social sailing season is approaching fast!

    The first Ardleigh Sailing Club Family and Social Sailing event of 2017 takes place on Sunday May the 7th from 1pm until 5pm. If you fancy a play on the water on your own boat  or one of the club boats, this is the perfect opportunity! There will be a safety boat on the water at all times and use of the club boats is FREE to members, providing you help rig and/or put them away.

    Family and Social Sailing events take place on the first Sunday of each month from May to September. If there is enough demand, more of these events will be scheduled...

    Many members, young and old, arrive around midday and have a picnic before getting ready to sail. This is the perfect opportunity to meet other social sailors and a lovely way to start the session. By the way, there are generally enough club boats to go around, but please do let someone else have a go if anyone is waiting.

    A word about safety, please sail to your ability and let someone with a radio know if you have any special requirements or concerns. If you expect to be rescued in the event of capsizing,  then please stay within sight of the safety boat!

    Each session requires a safety boat helm, crew and shore person. Even better if a volunteer can run the canteen and provide hot food at the end of the day. The safety boat crew and shore person roles require no previous experience, so do not let this put you off!

    So, if you’re interested, please sign up for a social sailing volunteer duty on DutyMan. We can only run the sessions with these crucial roles covered.

    DutyMan is to be found here: https://dutyman.biz/dmmain.aspx?id=A0001669

    Any enquiries or suggestions about family and social sailing events? Please email the Social Sailing Secretary using socialsailing@ardleighsc.co.uk.

    See you on the water very soon!

  • 15 Mar 2017 11:28 | Anonymous

    It will not escape the attention of members that the club website has recently been overhauled! There are many changes that have been made including:

    • simplification of page hierarchy to promote usability
    • use of the Wild Apricot event system
    • use of the Wild Apricot blog system to manage news
    • mobile optimisation
    • improved look and feel

    Some things have moved and some less essential items may not have made it into the first version of the update. But hopefully all the important items can be found easily. Most important is the login button which is to be found in the top right hand corner of every page and looks like this:

    When viewed on a mobile or other small screen it may change to this:


    Please take a little while to familiarise yourself with the new layout and navigation. If you do find critical items missing or have any feedback please email this to media@ardleighsc.co.uk.

    Hopefully we can pick up on ommissions and additions in a series of minor updates over the coming weeks.

  • 14 Mar 2017 21:54 | Anonymous

    We are currently in the process of updating the club website so that it works better across all screen sizes and devices. 

  • AGM

    06 Feb 2017 21:25 | Anonymous

    The Ardleigh Sailing Club Annual General Meeting is scheduled to take place at the clubhouse on Sunday 26th February 2017 - 2.30 pm, refreshments from  2.00pm.

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