Over the past few weeks you might not have been able to satisfy your fix to get out on the water but in the meantime the RYA have launched a new programme of videos, ‘top tips’ tutorials and webinars so you and/or your sailing club can be in the best shape possible when we get back afloat.
Whether you’re looking for fun stuff to keep the youngsters occupied and enthused, advice on how to keep your club together and members engaged, every day is an online sailing school day with something for everyone with #SailFromHome.
So what’s on offer?
For young sailors
Wednesday is #SailSmart day, delivering awesome lockdown content for kids! Jake Elsbury from RS Sailing leads the weekly bitesize tutorials, with the fun and informative sessions so far including clouds, tides, navigation and buoyage.
Thursdays is all about #KnotOnTheWater, as young sailors from across the regions do their fun take on learning the different knots. Also keep an eye on the @RYAOnboard Instagram every Sunday as the weekly fun OnBoard Challenge is really capturing people’s imaginations!
For the racers…
If you are looking for something a little more advanced head over to the British Sailing Team YouTube channel for the daily themed broadcasts (Monday to Thursday). With schedules for both Youth and Junior sailors you’ll find a huge number of videos with tips and advice on everything from kit set up, coaching and keeping fit to strategy and reading the weather.
There’s also a series of free Wednesday webinars for racing sailors and aspiring race officials to introduce and explain the racing rules of sailing which will help you make sense of the right of way rules, how to deal with marks, obstructions and more. Click here for the full schedule and how to register.
…and the virtual racers
Hundreds of sailing clubs, class associations and other organisations UK-wide are running Virtual Regattas and individuals have also been getting their competitive fix by taking part in events such as the RYA eSailing Spring Club Championship, the Lockdown Cup and the new RYA eSailing Spring Class Championship. Even people who have never been on a real race course in their lives have been bitten by the e-sailing bug! There are heaps of race coaching, tactics and rules tips on to be found on the eSailing - Virtual Regatta playlist. Watch out for a new coaching video every Saturday.
The ClubZone playlist is where you will find everything to help ensure your club and membership is in as good a shape as possible when restrictions are lifted.
#MarketingMonday includes webinars from the experts at SocialB on how to successfully use social media to keep your current members engaged and to hit the ground running in attracting new members when we’re sailing again. Thursdays is about Club Development, with advice on everything from financial planning to lockdown inspiration, while #FundingFriday brings you expert insight on funding and applications to survive the Covid-19 challenges and thrive on the other side.
Don’t miss a thing
For a full schedule of ‘What’s on when’ visit www.rya.org.uk/go/sailfromhome
You’ll also find #SailFromHome content on the RYA’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.