BLSC currently offer Race Training in Spring and Autumn time.

The purpose of this is to increase the standard of Junior Sailing and Racing at the club.

We offer approximately 6-8 sessions per season.

These sessions are being held on Sunday afternoons and are available to Junior’s who have their ISA level 3 onwards. Race Training is currently in Topper’s and Laser 4.7’s.

Topics which are currently covered are:

Bogtoss (Bias, Observation, Gusts, Transits/Tides, Obstruction, Shifts, Speed) 5 Essential

Basic rules (No sailing day)

5 Minutes Pre-start

Split tacks – tell tales – lifts and headers

Bias and transits @ start

Playing the waves

Roll tacking

Racing rules


Mark rounding and practice pulling in main sheets


Down wind sailing

Light conditions: rudderless sailing and sailing backwards

Topics covered would depend on the weather conditions, assessment of ability, attendance and participants queries.

BLSC would like to encourage Young people to join the Race Training as soon as they have their level 3. The younger the better!

BLSC would also like to encourage parental involvement as this is critical to the long term sustainability of the club.

If you are interested or if you require further information, please contact Paula at:

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