Generation JOG, the youth development initiative of the Junior Offshore Group is pleased to announce a choice of 2 courses in March:
Course 1: An introduction to yacht racing 4-day training course for Generation JOG members.
The course will take place from 23rd to 26th March and will include two race training days and two days of JOG racing, including the Lonely Tower and Great Escape races.
The course will cover the following:
• What to expect when you go racing
• Safety equipment
• Sail hoists and drops, tacks and gybes
• Mainsail, jib and Asymmetric spinnaker trim
The course will be delivered by an experienced Yachtmaster Instructor and racing skipper and is ideally suited to both newcomers to yacht racing. and those with some experience.
The course will be based out of Haslar Marina for the training days and Cowes for the race days.
All those taking part in the course must be between the ages of 18-29. and be Generation JOG members.
The training course is an ideal way to:
• Learn new sailing skills
• Meet like-minded people interested in yacht racing
• Meet skippers who will be looking for crew
• Take part in some of the best inshore racing of the JOG calendar
Successful applications will be notified within 2 weeks of application and will be required to pay the £20 fee to confirm their place.
Designed for Generation Jog members who have raced before who want a better understanding of sail trim and helming. This will take place on the 18th March on either a JPK 1010 or Sunfast 3300 depending on whether your main racing is using symmetrical or asymmetric spinnakers.
The aim of the day course is to give you more confidence trimming mainsails, jibs and spinnakers in an environment where you can freely ask questions. There will be 2 coaches onboard so you can link to bow or the stern of the yacht if you have a preference.
Successful applications will be notified within 2 weeks of application and will be required to pay the £10 fee to confirm their place.
NEWS: All course are now fully booked with a wait list.
I’m not a Generation JOG member, how do I join?
If you are under 25 you can join Generation JOG for free. If you are 25 or over and under 30 years of age and already a JOG member, you can join Generation JOG by logging into your MyJOG account and pressing the option to join Generation JOG.
Otherwise, if you sign up for JOG membership and are over 25 and under 30 years of age, you will be offered the option to Join Generation JOG.
All information about Generation JOG can be found at: https://www.jog.org.uk/generation-jog/
If you know someone who might like to take part, please feel free to forward this email to them.