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Oxford Sail Training Trust
Farmoor Reservoir
Cumnor Road
Oxford
OX2 9NS

Tel: 01865 865 551

Email: paul@oxfordsailtraining.co.uk

 


 
I hope this finds you and your families safe and well during these testing times.  Today we are so pleased to be able to start talking about re-opening for RYA courses.

We will not be able to operate at the levels we were before but we can offer our full range of courses that you have come to know and love. Indeed we have been working on the content and syllabus of our Multi-Activity courses and are proud to add in raft building and SUP days to this course!

 

Happy & Healthy

The safety and welfare of our staff and clients is always a priority.

 

- The centre will be operating a policy of social distancing. Areas where people are likely to gather will be marked to assist in keeping the recommended distance. Likely areas will be round our sailing simulators, signing in areas, outside classrooms and lunch areas.

- All theory lessons will be held outside in sheltered areas, as well as lunch stops.

- Groups will be given a base at a gazebo in a specified, sheltered area at a point around the reservoir; these areas will be used for lunch and teaching throughout the day, making for a fantastic cruise for our younger groups as they experience a mini-adventure using their new-found skills!

- All groups will be allocated their own equipment for the week, including buoyancy aids and boats. These will be cleaned and sanitized by our staff at the end of the week.

- All instructors will be equipped with a sanitizing, cleaning & first aid pack to hand.   

 

Looking Into The Summer

To start with we will only be offering tuition in single handed boats. We have revamped our Multi-Activity option to be the ideal beginner watersport course, featuring dinghy sailing stage 1, Stand-Up-Paddle and kayak days as well as raft building days!

 

Our website and social media will be kept up to date with latest information on the courses that we are able to offer.

 

In addition our ‘after-course’ kayak fun sessions will be happening on the Thames as usual, you can book these at checkout after you select your course.

 

As well as our usual kit list, please ensure you bring the following items.

- Please make sure you arrive at the centre ready to sail as our changing rooms will be shut unless it's an emergency. You will also be returning in your sailing gear as well, so please bring appropriate equipment in your car to deal with excited (and possibly wet!) children and adults.

- Please ensure that if bringing a lunch you have it secured in a separate bag so it can be transported to your lunch area separate to any other belongings you may bring. You must also bring a water bottle to keep you hydrated, the minimum recommended is 2 litres.

- Make sure that the person attending the course has enough clothing for a full day outside in various conditions, good waterproof clothing as well as your own wetsuit and buoyancy aid is strongly recommended.

- If dropping off your child, please speak to them about the importance of respectful social distancing in these difficult times.

 

Book with confidence

We also want to reassure you that if you do book with us this summer and the course is then subsequently not able to run, you will receive a full refund. Please don't worry about the need to isolate or test during your course, we fully appreciate this at this time and will do our absolute best to accommodate your needs and ensure you get back on the water at no extra cost where possible. 

 

As you can appreciate there will be a lot of changes required and I want to give you our assurance that your safety and welfare is our priority. 

We appreciate your understanding and look forward to welcoming you back to Oxford Sail Training!
 
Take care, stay safe and see you soon.

 

 

 

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