Welcome to the Avon Scout County Sailing Section website
BOOKING IS DUE TO OPEN IN MARCH 2023
See below for Plan B booking instructions 'old style' by phone, pen and paper from 7am on the 31st March, and in April.
How to book:
· >Phone Fenella on 31st March between 7am and 7pm, or in April>
· >Telephone 07790 429 743>
· >Choose a date (have reserve dates) (and the number of bookings)>
· >If it is available, I will give you a provisional booking and time>
· >Leader’s name>
· >Leader’s email & phone>
· >The Group/ Troup name>
· >Bank: Natwest Sort code 60.14.49 Account 43008801 Avon Scout County Sailing section>
· >I will give you a reference for provisional booking>
· >You pay by BACS or cheque>
· >I’ll confirm bookings when we receive the money>
Please don’t leave messages, I cannot take bookings from them.
This website is now out of date due to the sad and untimely death of our Principal Mike Edney.
Dinghy sailing activity in the County is provided by the Avon Scout County Sailing Section.
Sailing may be carried out elsewhere in the County but must be supervised by properly authorised leaders/instructors.
The Section operates mainly in Bristol Floating Harbour, from the David Woodhead Centre at Nova Scotia Place, close to the Nova Scotia pub. We use Laser Bahia, Wayfarer, Pico, Topper and RS Feva sailing dinghies and have our own safety boats. The dinghies are stored at our secure yard and we use a private pontoon and slipway for launching and recovering boats. We also offer more advanced sailing from Chew Valley Lake.
Recognised by the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) as a training establishment, the Section offers both introductory sessions and RYA training courses covering a wide range of abilities.
It is recommended that Scouts attend an introductory session prior to registering for a course in order to get the most benefit.
Safety Policy: Avon Scout County Sailing Section aims to provide opportunities for Scouts to sail and drive power boats in a safe manner and without risk to health, so far as is reasonably practicable, whilst complying with the Scout Association, the RYA and local rules.
Our Risk Assessment may be accessed from the following link https://ascss.org.uk/ascss-ra.pdf
Volunteers are always welcome.
The Section also runs courses for adults interested in sailing and volunteering for the section. The courses could take you from a novice assisting on shore to an experienced sailor leading on the water activities.
Come and see us or give us a ring