The River Parrett and the Bristol Channel provide excellent waters in which to sail. A full programme of racing and cruising is arranged during the summer season. Members are encouraged to take part in Racing as this provides an opportunity to put in to practice a range of sailing and navigational skills.
We are frequently asked if we run training courses. We are unable to offer practical training courses but we do offer some RYA theory courses. from time to time, such as RYA Day Skipper, ICC (International Helmsman Certificate), Radar, and DSC Vhf radio. Members are well advised to avail themselves of theory and practical courses if only at the basic level. In addition we have some information sessions on such things as First Aid, Knots and Splices, Sails and Rigging etc. We try to include a list of possible activities in the members programme for each year. A new programme is issued 1st February each year.
Try A Sail
During the sailing season we do try to have two or three open days where members make their boats available to take visitors or prospective members out to sample the waters. Other individual arrangements could possibly be made at other times. Just come to the Clubhouse on a Wednesday & Friday evening or Sunday lunchtime and ask to speak to a Committee Member
There are opportunities to explore further afield by joining cruises arranged during the season so that boats can travel in company. Our regular venues include Watchet, Minehead, Porlock, Watermouth, Ilfracombe, Swansea, Barry, Cardiff and Penarth for long weekend trips. We also venture further down channel to places such as Lundy Island, Padstow and Milford Haven and have been known to reach St Ives, the Isles of Scilly and even Ireland!