The Frensham RS Tera's meet at 10:30 every Saturday for a short briefing followed by a training session on the water which lasts till around 13:00.
The aim is to progress the sailing skills of the children on from RYA Youth Level 2 to wherever they wish to go; from racing to just increasing their confidence and enabling them to enjoy time on the water.
The Tera’s at Frensham mostly all have the Sport rig and are sailed by children who have done both the RYA Level 2 course and the Frensham pre-Cadet course.
For those keen and able to race there is a afternoon club race series on saturday afternoon the children can compete in, which is a good and friendly introduction to racing for them. Prizes for series winners and a yellow jersey for the monthly leader!
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During the summer months there is well organised and popular leisure sailing on the friday evening which many of the RS Tera Sailors and their families take part in and provides a good opportunity to socialize and meet.
For further information please speak to Class Captain: Simon Lomas-Clarke
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About the RS Tera
The RS Tera is a single person sailing dinghy geared towards young sailors. Simlar to the Optimist only more responsive and more fun to sail. The boat is a one design so there is not the case where you have to pay more for a competitive boat.
The RS Tera is an ISAF International Class and an RYA Recognised Junior Class.
The hull is essentially a modern skiff design – pointed front flaring to flat bottomed, hard chine after-sections. It is very stable and has a variety of rig options so is well suited to a range of ages and weights.
There are three sail options (all use the same spars) :
* Sport – 3.7m2 Dacron sail suitable for crew weight 30Kg and up; can be reefed. (Age approx: 7-13yrs)
* Pro – 4.8m2 Mylar sail suitable for crew weight 40Kg and up (Age approx: 12-17yrs)
What if I don't have a boat?
Don't worry, your first opportunity is probably to crew and if you want to helm the Club has a number of boats for you to sail - Cadets, Laser 4.7s and Radials and Larks for those that want a two-handed boat when they move out of Cadets.
The Club also has a very active Sailability section, which encourages youngsters with disabilities or who are unable to participate in mainstream sporting activities to get on the water.
When does this all happen?
Saturday morning is the main time that all our youngsters get together for race training. Training sessions are run by some of the top Class experts and RYA coaches.
However, that's not all - Club racing takes place all weekend all year round and on Wednesday evenings in the summer.
Who's who, and how do I get involved?
Please contact any of us for further information.
|Champion Club Co-ordinator
|Cadet Class Captains
Laser Youth Group
Frensham Lasers Coaching
Simon Lomas Clarke
Other benefits of being part of the Volvo RYA Sailing Programme include:
- a social side including BBQs and Discos
- a discount for helpers on Musto clothing
- free Club Race Coach training.
See you on the water!