Sailability Welsh Harp

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Our stand FO22 Sailability Welsh Harp is promoting RYA Sailability, showcase the Hansa 303 Wide sailability boat which is being considered as a Paralympic class boat to help with Paralympic Sailing reinstatment for 2024.

To interact and engage people with the Hansa 303 Wide, and raise money to by a Paralympic class boat, we have a rowing challenge were people can take part in a game of stategy called the 'Fish Game', were they use their wits to avoid being eaten and gain as many points as they can in 2 minutes.

To enter the rowing challenge, the fee us £1 and visitors can win from a selection of prizes including RYA family membership, Dry Robe, Crewfit 165N Sport lifejackets for you to use:

Alternatively you can enter a raffle and the entry is £1. The draw will take place on Sunday 15 January 2017.

Come and visit our stand to see one of our Sailability boats, have go at our rowing challenge and find out more.


About Sailability Welsh Harp

Situated near Wembley & Neasden,  Welsh Harp is a Sailing & Windsurfing Club in North London.

We’re a friendly and welcoming sailing club run by and for its members, with a full range of dinghy, racing and RYA training, windsurfing, offshore yachting, children’s and family sailing and a fantastic social programme.  We sail and windsurf all year round and one of the best stretches of sailing water in the London area, surrounded by green park land.

New members are always welcome and we help everyone to get involved quickly in club life on and off the water.

DINGHY TRAINING Every Thursday 6pm from April 2017 - dates tbc next year. Perfect for beginners to learn to sail – instruction from friendly volunteers in modern 2-handed dinghies (GP14s - see image below). All you need is a change of clothes, a towel and soft shoes that you don’t mind getting wet. We provide everything else you need. There will even be a hot meal available when you come off the water. You don't need to book ahead - just turn up from 6pm. We sail until dusk and the amount of time you get on the water will vary according to weather and the number of people wanting to go out.

WINDSURFING Every Thursday 6pm from April 17 - dates to be confirmed nearer the time. Our friendly beach team will look after you. Make sure you have shoes you can wear in the water. Wet-suits and buoyancy aids are available. We have a range of boards and rigs to suit all ages and experience.

CHILDREN AND YOUTH Young people from 8 to 18 are also welcome on Thursday evenings with their parents. Older children may be taught as adults; younger ones can have supervised fun on the water in our range of small boats, and will be encouraged to learn to sail with Harp Young Sailors, an inter-club organisation that meets on summer Sunday afternoons and also runs holiday courses. We have a special child+parent membership rate. More information on the children's page

PLAIN SAILING Most Saturday mornings from late April. Available to those who have learnt the basics – ask for more info. These are practice sessions under supervision – get the time on the water that you need to hone your skills. All this training is offered FREE to our members by qualified volunteers.

LASER SAILING Most of our training takes place in boats for two people - GP14s - but we also offer single-handed sailing in Oppies, Toppers and Picos (for children and youth) and in Lasers for adults and older teenagers. Basic training is offered on Thursday evenings, but there are also sessions on Saturday mornings throughout the year when you have some experience (or if you can already sail). We have 8 Lasers, 4 Picos and any number of Toppers and Oppies.

ACCESSIBLE SAILING We are a Sailability Centre and aim to help people of all abilities enjoy club life as much as possible. The clubhouse is fully accessible and our new Hansa Access dinghy is proving popular on Thursday evenings for people of limited mobility or strength. This boat was recently bought with a grant from the Wembley National Stadium Trust and we hope to expand the range of what we can offer when our hoist is in place.

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FURTHER COURSES Further courses that will give you nationally recognized certificates are available to those who wish to progress, at low cost (typically £130 for a weekend course). These may include: Coaching Clinics (sailing) RYA Courses Levels 1 and 2 Start Racing Advanced race training Seamanship Start Windsurfing

POWER BOATING The Welsh Harp is a special and environmentally sensitive stretch of water. So we only permitted by our landlords (Canal and River Trust) to use power boats for the provision of safety cover for our members. To cover all our racing and training activities, we need a good supply of trained powerboat drivers. We offer RYA level 1/2 and Safety Boat courses - please ask about this.

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