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dinghy sailing lessons

Posted: Sat 14 Apr 2018 18:31
by Graeme robb

Does anyone know where I might obtain sailing lessons in the Perpignan area?


Posted: Sun 15 Apr 2018 10:33
by russell
You could try going along to the bar at St. Cyprien Yacht Club on a Saturday morning for a drink and asking there:
When I was a member some years back they ran a school for beginners.


Posted: Sun 15 Apr 2018 11:20
by martyn94
Or just to find someone looking for a crew: that’s how I learnt. Whichever way you do it, it might be worth swotting up the conventional words of command and warning in French (so you don’t get your head knocked off by the boom while you get your waterproof dictionary out). And also the names of the kit: I’m sure there is something like “Dinghy Sailing for Dummiesâ€￾ in French.

Posted: Sun 15 Apr 2018 15:23
by Gus Morris

Posted: Sun 15 Apr 2018 19:03
by martyn94
Gus Morris wrote:

The above link might help

Yes. At least they hold themselves out as doing tuition. They don’t seem to do dinghies, strictly so-called, for adults (no adult of normal size would want to sail for long in an Optimist), but it might well be a good idea to start in a catamaran: they are certainly a lot of fun (especially if you get as far as the trapeze).

Posted: Sun 15 Apr 2018 19:45
by Gus Morris

Might be a better alternative