It’s the perfect time to get ready for the 2012 sailing season
It’s a good time to think about what you want from your sailing in 2012. Perhaps you’re new to the sailing club or just getting back to sailing after the Winter break. So how about starting the season off by brushing up on skills? ‘Winter Dehibernation lessons’ are a perfect way to kick start the season. Maybe ‘rig a boat properly’, ‘improve your tacking technique’, ‘sailing upwind’, or ‘launching and returning ashore safely’, all important to help build up your sailing confidence. There are land based lessons too; a little local knowledge goes a long way, so we can help with local weather, tides and the all important Chichester Harbour conditions. Not just where to look but how to interpret and make best use of the information.

To make life easy, the Melvyn Cooper Sailing web site has a daily updated calendar, so booking in during 2012 couldn’t be more simple. You can find it here along with lots of great information, videos and images; If you prefer to chat, just call 01243 370884.

Over the last 2 years, children, young adults, families, men, women, classes and groups have enjoyed a new level of sailing confidence through many different lessons. And this is what some have said; Louise Wright wanted lessons to develop her sailing skills at the start of the sailing season and she says “Melvyn has finally given me the confidence not only to sail on my own but to have the self-assurance that I can enjoy sailing with the family.” Wayne Roger’s children love the lessons. He says, “Melvyn has coached our two children for 2 years. Melvyn’s approach and structure for the courses have really helped them attain a very good racing standard in both local regattas and the RS Tera national championship. They love the lessons!”

The coaching season starts on March 10th 2012 and I can’t wait! Don’t forget Easter school holidays are early this year and with the Olympics and a special Queens Jubilee weekend all planned in 2012; this year should be a special one.