Sun, 02 Oct|
Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club
Women Embrace Sailing Discovery Day-Lunch-Wine
Wind in your hair, sun on your face! Ever wanted to get out on the water and learn to sail? Whether you are a seasoned sailor or a complete beginner this adventure is designed to introduce women to the wonderful world of sailing. It's easy to learn in this safe, supportive and fun environment.
Time & Location
02 Oct 2022, 9:15 am – 2:00 pm
Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club, 95 Hannell St, Wickham NSW 2293, Australia
About The Adventure
Whether you're a complete beginner wanting to learn to sail or looking to brush up on your skills our highly qualified sailing instructors from the Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club Sailing Academy provide everything you need to have really have a good time out on the water.
Our Discover Sail Adventure is a fab way to enjoy the great outdoors, get active out on the water and have some fun with a group of great ladies. We'll learn the sailing basics, how to rig the boats, and so much more. This lesson is taught at a beginner level but will be enjoyable for all levels.
Your Women Embrace Adventure Host will be there to provide support, encouragement and help you take a step outside of your comfort zone. They’ll also ensure you have a great time and provide a relaxed and fun experience for everyone. All safety gear, equipment and instruction are provided. After our sailing lesson, we'll share an alfresco lunch at the yacht club's Nautica Bistro.
Join us for a Sailing Adventure to remember:
Meeting Place: Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club, 95 Hannell St, Wickham NSW 2293 (will email specifics)
- Qualified Sailing Instructors (1:4 instructor to student ratio)
- Women Embrace Adventure (WEA) Host
- All Sailing equipment, Force 24 Keel Boats, PFDs (life jackets), gloves
- Sailing safety briefing and all instruction
- Lunch and a beverage (beer, wine, soft drink, or coffee/tea) at Nautica Bistro NCYC
- Photos of your adventure that will be uploaded after each week to the Facebook event page
- Australian Sailing Number/full insurance coverage
- Certificate of Completion for the course from Australian Sailing
Cost: $185 per person
Frequently Asked Questions:
What do I need to bring?
- Activewear suitable for outdoor activity (shorts or workout tights, sun-safe tee-shirt)
- Hat: preferably with a cap with brim or bucket hat with chin cord
- Wind/spray Jacket
- Joggers/rubber soled comfortable shoes that can get wet
- Sunglasses (a leash for them is a good idea!)
- Water bottle
- Sunscreen and bug protection
- Any personal medication that may be needed (e.g. asthma puffer)
How fit do I need to be?
Sailing requires a moderate level of fitness and agility in order to comfortably get onto the boat, carry sails, pull ropes and move from side to side. However this is not an adventure that needs a super high level of fitness, we will be taking breaks throughout the lesson to catch our breath and take in the beautiful setting. As with any physical activity, always discuss anything new with your GP.
Do the boats tip over?
Not usually! We will be learning on Force 24 Keelboats, which are 24 feet (7.31metres) long and have a big lead keel for ballast that prevents the boats from turning turtle. All sailing boats tip to the side with the wind (heal over) but these boats are extremely stable, very safe and designed for teaching beginning sailors.
Where do we sail, do we go outside the heads into the open ocean?
We sail within the Newcastle Harbour Basin in mainly flat water. Safety is our big priority always, we don't go into the open ocean or through the heads.
I'm coming solo, is that ok?
No problem at all, there is always a Women Embrace Adventure to welcome you and introduce everyone before we set off. By the end of the day, we're sure you will have found some new adventure friends. Our adventures usually have a 50:50 mix of newbies and return adventurers so you won't be alone.
Do I need experience?
Definitely not. Our instructors will give a comprehensive briefing before hitting the water on equipment use, safety and what to expect. They teach in a very gentle manner and will offer tips on how to improve your techniques and make sailing fun and enjoyable for you.
I've sailed in the past, is this adventure for me?
It sure is! Spending time on the water with a highly qualified, patient, softly spoken sailing instructor in a safe supportive environment doesn't always happen in the sailing world. You'll learn how to hone your skills, sail to a course, helm, handle main, gib and get a real feel for the wind. And have a heck of a good time while you're at it...
How many women will be on my adventure and on my boat?
We like to keep things quite small and intimate at Women Embrace Adventure to offer you a supportive and friendly environment. Generally, there will be no more than 12 women on our adventures. You'll sail with 3 other adventurers and one sailing instructor per boat (4 total).
Will bad weather conditions affect my adventure?
It could. Wet weather will generally not cause the cancellation but high wind may be. We will have the opportunity for classroom tuition/theory if unable to get out on the water for part or all of a lesson. If the weather is inclement enough to be a potential safety risk, we will contact you via email and phone.
What if I am petrified of water/tipping over/boats and freak out?
Nerves happen but we're here to provide a supportive environment for you to just give it a go. Our sailing instructors and WEA host are very adept at calming nerves and helping you to see exactly what you are capable of accomplishing. No judgement!
Stay Safe Procedures: Women Embrace Adventure is taking important measures to limit the transmission of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), such as:
*Zero share equipment, utensils
*Providing hand sanitiser to use at the start and during each adventure
*Ensuring social distancing throughout the adventure
Before attending an adventure, please:
*Stay home if you or your family are unwell or you have been advised to isolate
*Wash your hands and use hand sanitiser often
*Continue to social distance
*Read our full Covid-19 T&C's for full details https://www.womenembraceadventure.com.au/t-c
*Terms and Conditions apply
By making a booking, you agree to and accept our terms and conditions, including these Terms and Conditions, our Covid-19 Policy and the Waiver of Liability.
We'll notify you of any changes or cancellations via email and text. Should you be unsure about the weather conditions or have any other questions text/ring Sharon on 0467504879.
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Embrace Sailing Discovery Day
Three hour learn to sail discovery day with lunch and a beverage to follow at NCYC restaurant.Price$185.00
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