Taster Funsail Joining Instructions

The start time is listed by the date on the webpage you booked your Taster Funsail.

Covid 19 Safety
Please be mindful of each others well-being and safety, using simple measures such as hand sanitiser & possibly masks.  Obviously, please do not attend if you know there's a chance you could pass on the virus to others.  We recommend wearing your own waterproof jackets and trousers if possible.

What you'll need to bring

Suitable footwear for onboard the keelboat 
Trainers or wellies, deck shoes, crocks, grippy beach shoes and dinghy boots are all suitable.  It's likely you'll get wet feet while stepping from the shore into the small boat that ferries you to the keelboat.  If you want, you can change into suitable dry footwear (with non-marking soles) when aboard the keelboat.  Neoprene boots help keep your feet warm even when wet.

Waterproof jacket and trousers 
Please wear your own waterproofs if you have them.  Otherwise, we have a limited supply in adult sizes from small to extra large.  You might get splashed while motoring out to the keelboat, so waterproof trousers are needed as well as a jacket to keep you dry.  

Warm clothing
It feels colder out on the sea than on land.  Quick drying fabrics are better than cotton if you have them.  A base layer, microfleece and warmer fleece, depending on the overall temperature, are ideal.  Wear a hat or buff for warmth and to keep long hair under control!  If you wear glasses use something to secure them.  It's advisable to bring a change of clothing and a towel just in case you get very wet.  You can leave these in garage 11 while out sailing.

Gloves
Basic & flexible utility gloves with some grip or cycling gloves will do.

High SPF suntan lotion
The sun is more fierce out on the water.

Motion Sickness
If you have any concerns about motion sickness, please get something from the chemist.  There are pills and patches available.  You get your sea legs eventually so don't let this spoil your early sailing experiences. 

Toilet
There's no toilet on the boat. It's 'bucket & chuck it' if you're desperate out on the water!  The best thing is to drink lightly before sailing and then drink lots to re-hydrate when you're back ashore. There are toilet facilities on the promenade at the Clock Tower Morecambe LA4 5BX and we provide a porta potti for emergencies in garage 11.

This activity will be led by a qualified RYA Instructor and great emphasis will be placed on safety.  It is your responsibility to comply with all safety regulations and the Terms and Conditions of booking.  We reserve the right to postpone the activity due to bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances.  An alternative date will be mutually arranged.  Unfortunately we cannot cover the loss of a last minute cancellation by you.  If you cancel more than one calendar month before your Taster FunSail you forfeit just the deposit.  If you cancel within one month of the FunSail you forfeit the full fee.

How to find us
Garage 11 (between Morecambe Sailing Club and the boatyard)
Back Calton Street
Morecambe
Lancs
LA4 5AS

Approaching Morecambe from Lancaster, follow the A589 (Broadway) all the way to the promenade.  Turn left and drive down the promenade.  You will see a white building on stilts on the seaward side of the road, turn left immediately before it, towards the Town Hall.  Turn next left onto Back Calton Street. The Sailing Club is halfway down the street on the right hand side and our garage is a little way further down the street.  There is a Pay and Display car park at the far end of the street, next to the boat yard. Click here for a map

If you have any problems, give John a call on 07721 891 615