Learn how to sail in Hartlepool

Hartlepool Marina. Photo by Russell Norman
Hartlepool Marina. Photo by Russell Norman

BUDDING sailors can learn the ropes on courses set up by the local authority.

Hartlepool Borough Council’s sport and physical activity team has joined forces with Tees and Hartlepool Yacht Club to stage two two-day courses suitable for both advanced sailors and beginners.

The scheme was started today and the next opportunity is on Monday and Tuesday next week.

The course costs £60 for two days.

Hartlepool Borough Council’s sport and physical activity officer, Daniel Garthwaite, said: “The courses will cover sailing theory, rigging, rope work, sailing techniques and manoeuvres, boat launching and recovery, meteorology, clothing and equipment and capsize recovery.

“Those who successfully complete a course will have a basic understanding of boat handling techniques and a range of other background knowledge.

“They will also obtain a recognised qualification, while those attending both courses will obtain further qualifications.”

Anyone wishing to book a place or who wants to find out more should contact Micky Early on 07743 462763 or email training@thyc.org.uk