We are now taking bookings for Youth Sailing Weeks in 2014 and already enquiries are rolling in. Youth Sailing Weeks run during all school holidays from Easter through to September. These weeks are great fun and an exciting way for kids to learn to sail with people their own age. We provide a safe and enjoyable environment for youngsters to get on the water.
Please contact us if you would like further information or to make a booking…..
We are delighted to announce that 7th Wave can now offer Dayskipper and Yachtmaster Practical courses through a partnership with Conwy Yacht Charter. The deal is quite simple, if we can get a minimum of four people to commit to a course on the same dates Conwy Yacht Charter will bring their beautiful 47th Sparkman and Stevens yacht to the Island to start and finish the course here.
At present we have three course options, Saturday 21st to Wednesday 25th September and / or Monday 14th to Friday 18th October and / or Monday 21st to Friday 25th October. If you have completed the Theory courses you can sign up for these practical courses.
This new partnership means we are also able to offer combined courses where we spend four days at 7th Wave completing the Dayskipper or Yachtmaster Theory course followed by five days on board cruising the Irish Sea to complete the practical element of the course.
There are no other centres on the Island able to offer both theory and practical courses with departure and return to a Manx port, so already we have saved you the expense of travelling off-island for practical courses.
The course fee for the five day practical course is £595 per person, this includes all tuition, accommodation on board and meals, http://www.conwyyachtcharter.co.uk/home.asp For combined courses the course fee is £879 which includes all course materials too.
We are hoping to build a long term partnership with Conwy Yacht Charter and to run more combined courses in the future. At the moment I am trying to get some idea of demand / interest for these courses. if you are interested in any of the above dates please drop me a line. If you would like information about future dates please also drop me a line.
NOTICE OF RACE
Port Erin Beach Festival 13th & 14th July 2013.
7th Wave Sail for Gold Regatta
Racing to take place in Port Erin Bay, prize-giving at 7th Wave after racing on 14th July
The series will be governed The Racing Rules of Sailing.
The series is open to sailing dinghies with a current PY number. Competitors must be under 18 years of age on the days of racing.
Start Times and Races
Racing will take place in Port Erin Bay. The start time is 14.00 on Saturday 13th July, three races will be sailed back to back. The start time on Sunday is 10.30 with two races to be sailed back to back.
Registration, Entry Fees and Measurement
Registration will take place at 7th Wave from 12.45pm on 13th July. Entry is free of charge.
Boats will conform to their respective Class Rules. Competitors are encouraged to bring their own boats. 7th Wave boats can be used for the event, boats must be booked before 12.00pm on Friday 12th July.
Will be available at registration. There will be a briefing for competitors at 1.15pm on 13th July at 7th Wave.
Five races will be sailed with one discard if all five races are completed. The low points scoring system will be used.
Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places overall, the best new-comer not already winning a prize and the best improver in the series not already winning a prize.
The Prize Giving will be held on the stage outside the Bay Hotel after racing on Sunday at approximately 1pm.
To register or book a boat please email email@example.com before noon on Friday 12th July.
Ffinlo Wright and Ben Batchelor competed at the RS Tera Southern Championship this weekend in Highcliffe, Brighton.
Having won the recent Northern Champs at his home Club Ben was hungry for a good result at the Southern’s too. His best individual race result was 2nd, but overall he had sailed a consistent series to finish in the prizes in 3rd place overall.
Ffinlo found the competition more tough in the Pro fleet, he did manage to score a race win on the the Sunday but with mixed results Ffinlo finished in 7th place overall.
This is a very good effort from the lads who are hoping for National and World Championship success this season…
The kill cord is there to protect you
Following the publication of the Marine Accident Investigation Branch’s Safety Bulletin 1/2013 today (17 May) the RYA is reminding everyone driving powerboats and RIBs to wear a kill cord.
In its bulletin the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) says that the RIB involved in the tragic accident in Padstow over the May Bank Holiday was fitted with a kill cord but that it was not attached to the driver at the time.
Always attach the kill cord to the driver
All owners and operators of such vessels fitted with a kill cord to should:
Test them regularly to ensure that the engine stops when the kill cord mechanism is operated
Make sure that the cord is in good condition
Always attach the cord to the driver, ideally before the engine is started, but certainly before the engine is put in gear
When changing drivers it is strongly recommended that you should turn the engine off before transferring the kill cord from one driver to the other. The engine should only be restarted when the kill cord has been securely attached to the new driver.
It’s there to protect you
Richard Falk, RYA Training Manager and Chief Examiner said: “The kill cord serves only one vital purpose, to stop the engine when the driver moves away from the controls for whatever reason.”
“No one wants a repeat of this tragic accident and so the RYA is urging everyone driving a powerboat, RIB or personal watercraft to make sure that they attach the kill cord around their leg before they switch on their engine.”
“In this type of boat a kill cord is just as important as wearing a lifejacket or buoyancy aid. Both are there to protect you”.
You can read the MAIB Safety Bulletin 1/2013 on the MAIB website.
The purpose of an MAIB Safety Bulletin is to communicate any safety lessons that have been identified from an incident prior to the full report on an investigation being published.
Excited about the IOM Sports Awards tomorrow night, with sailing nominated in both the Coaches category and RS Tera World Champion Greg Kelly nominated in the Under 21 Sportsman of the Year.
Fingers crossed for Greg, he really has had superb year. The fourteen year old started the season with a fourth at the RS Tera Nationals. He went on to win the RS Tera World Championship with a race to spare and completed the season with a win at the Inlands as well. His achievements were recognised by the RYA and in January he was presented with the RYA North-West Regional Sailor of the Year Award.
A team of us attended the Awards in 2010, when James Kelly was RS Tera World Champion, it was a really inspiring evening and a great celebration of amazing success stories in Manx sport. Needless to say I’m really looking forward to it…
Great to see that sailing has two nominations for the IOM Sports Awards. Under 21 Sportsman – Greg Kelly, who is the RS Tera World Champion, RS Tera Inland Champion and RYA North West Regional Sailor of the Year. And in the Coach category…. erm…. well…. there’s me!
In time for Port Erin’s Xmas Tree festival big switch on and late night opening our shop is decorated. We opted not to put a tree on a bracket outside the shop as we didn’t think it would survive the wind down here. Sure enough when I arrived at the shop yesterday our flag and flagpole were clattering about on the pavement no longer connected to the bracket!
So… we’ve been a wee bit creative, our Christmas tree is indoors and needle free, it’s been fashioned from some driftwood and a fishing net found on the beach and is probably the most nautical ‘tree’ in Port Erin? Get yourselves down for a skeet!
Manx Youth Sailing Squad member and RS Tera World Champion, Greg Kelly has won the RYA Regional Sailor of the Year Award for the North West. Greg finished fourth at this year’s National championship, first at the Worlds and first at the Inlands.
This winter Greg is training with the RS Tera GBR National Squad in preparation for the Worlds at the Olympic sailing venue in Weymouth next summer. He has also teamed up with fellow Tera sailor George Catchpole to make the move into the RS Feva class on the UK circuit in 2013.
We are already looking forward to the 2013 season. Youth Sailing Week bookings are flying in fast, so please contact us soon to ensure you get the week you want.
Dates for all our 2013 courses are now live on this site and are correct at the moment! If it’s dinghy sailing or powerboating that interests you 7th Wave is the place to be next summer. If you’d like to book your courses and get your summer plans arranged nice and early please contact us…..