Use of Club Boats

NCSC has a variety of dinghies to support the RYA and club training activities.  They cover a range of ability levels from young beginner venturing out for their first time alone, to boats for all the family, and lots in between.  As club assets, they are available to sailing members to use when not in use by the training team. We ask for a donation towards their upkeep. Minimum ability levels apply and safety T&Cs apply.  For full details, please see website.To check availability, to make a booking or just for some more information please contact Glyn Ritchie trainingdevelopment@ncsc.org.uk, below you will see a guide to suitability of boats for users.

Guide to weight of youngster and appropriate club boat.

Optibat

A small single sailed boat (white hull)

Suitability: Young sailors 

Teaching: RYA Level 1 and 2 and above
Racing: Optimists a similar craft are raced at all levels including Internationally

SailQube

A small single sailed boat (light blue hull)

Suitability: Young sailors 

Teaching: RYA Level 1 and 2 and above
Racing: Optimists a similar craft are raced at all levels including Internationally

The Club has 6

RS Tera Sport

A small single sailed boat, set up for learning and racing

Suitability: Young sailors

Teaching: RYA Level 1 and 2 and above
Racing: RYA Pathway boat

The Club has 3 (building to 6)

 

RS Feva

A crewed boat used on RYA pathway

Suitability: Youth (x2) and adult sailors

Teaching: RYA Stage 4 and above for Youths
Racing: RYA Pathway boat

The Club has 1

Topper

An ideal boat to develop skills and for larger juniors to start sailing in

Suitability: Young and adults sailors

Teaching: All levels as a single hander
Racing: RYA Pathway boat and very popular and competitive local series

The Club has 3 (building to 6)

Topaz

An ideal boat to develop skills and sail single handed as adult and crewed with juniors / youths. Some have a genica

Suitability: Youth (x2) and adult sailors (single handed)

Teaching: All levels as a single hander and RYA Stage 4 and above for Youths
Racing: Can be used in club handicap racing

The Club has 6

Laser

A vey popular single handed race boat for Adults and youths, comes in two rig sizes Radial and full size. The club has 3 in a variety of condition available for long term loan.

420

Performance RYA Pathway boat sailed by youths

Suitability: Race level Youths
Racing: RYA Pathway boat

HANSA 303

A boat suitable for those with disabilities, please contact Sailiability group

Laser Stratos

Our core adult teaching boat, stable and easy to sail but responsive, can be reefed and has facilities for spinnaker and trapeze.

Suitability: Adult sailors

Teaching: All levels crewed
Racing: It can be used for handicap racing

The Club has 5 and a land drill boat

Wayfarer

Suitable for cruising and improving skills, contact Training secretary to use

Cornish Coble

A large stable boat with simple rigging, able to take up to 6 – used generally by older members and for taking newcomers out for a gentle sail.

  
Use of Club Boats
Recommended minimum ability levels for light to moderate winds – certificates not required.Junior (under 16)Adult/Youth
HelmCrewHelmCrew
OptibatRYA Stage 2   
RS Tera Sport and SailQubeRYA Stage 3   
TopperRYA Stage 3 RYA Level 2 
RS Feva (without Spinnaker)

RYA Stage 4

RYA Stage 3

Inexperienced

RYA Stage 3

  
Topaz Single Handed  RYA Level 2 
Topaz Double handed

Light Winds only
RYA Stage 4

RYA Stage 3

Light Winds only
 Inexperienced

RYA Stage 3

RYA Level 3

RYA Level 2

InExperienced

RYA Level 2

420 (without Spinnaker or Trapeze)

14+
RYA Stage 4

RYA Stage 3

14+
 Inexperienced

RYA Stage 3

SmallerAdults
RYA Level 3

RYA Level 2

Smaller Adults
InExperienced

RYA Level 2

WayfarerNot recommended for Junior sailors to sail without an adult with RYA Level 3

RYA Level 2

RYA Level 3

RYA Level 2

Inexperienced

Laser14+ Experiaced Stage 3 RYA Level 3 
Laser StratosNot recommended for Junior sailors to sail without an Experienced adult with RYA Level 3

RYA Level 3

Experienced RYA Level 3

RYA Level 2

InExperienced

Spinnaker use (Feva, 420, Stratos, Wayfarer)1 RYA Sailing with Spinnakers  and 1 RYA Stage 4 1 RYA Sailing with Spinnakers and 1 RYA Level 3
Trapeze use (420, Stratos)an Experienced trapeze sailor and 1 RYA Stage 4 an Experienced trapeze sailor and 1 RYA Level 3
Hansa Sailability sailors onlyNot recommended for Junior sailors to sail without an Experienced adult with RYA Level 3RYA Level 3 
Cornish Cobble –  by special agreementNot recommended for Junior sailors to sail without an adult RYA Level 3 and experience of larger boats without a Boom.any
Windsurf HiflyWindsurf StartWindsurf Start
Windsurf TechnoExperienced junior for racing