The Dubai Offshore Sailing Club (DOSC) has a fantastic youth sailing programme for children of all ages and abilities. The DOSC Sailing Department offers lessons for kids just starting out in sailing all the way to advanced race training and coaching.
DOSC has many children who are taking race training in Optimists and Lasers; and will compete at national level in Optimists and compete in Lasers (4.7 and Radial). Due to the high demand, lessons and training are only available for members now. At DOSC, children can participate in four stages within the RYA Youth Sailing Scheme.
TASTER SESSION – (one day course) This is aimed at six and seven year olds allowing time on the water to decide whether sailing is something they are interested in.
STAGE TWO – (two day course) Includes Sailing Upwind, Speed Control, Parts of the Sail, Rules of the Road)
STAGE THREE* – Advanced (eg Rig Independently, Sail Theory, Gybing, Man Overboard Recovery)
The courses are all conducted on weekends, and run from 10:00 till 14:00 on all days.
* Students with Sailing Experience outside the RYA Scheme can be taken for an assessment and be placed in an appropriate group.
Minimum Requirement : Age 6+
Whilst priority for courses will always go to members, we do offer any available spaces to non members, therefore please contact the sailing department to add your child onto the waiting list.
Dubai Offshore Sailing Club (DOSC) opened its doors in 1974 with a small infrastructure including a barrasti shade on the beach and a few small sailing boats.
It has developed and established to organize some of the best sailing opportunities in the Gulf. During the course of its being, this non-profit making club has been run with the intention of encouraging sailing to all nationalities in Dubai and its neighbourhoods.
The club is run daily by a passionate staff working to guarantee that this members club offers the best facilities possible. Controlled up by a 13 members committee the club offers a variety of sailing courses, racing events, themed nights and social events for its members.
Dubai Offshore Sailing Club
Dubai – United Arab Emirates.
Tel.: +971 4 394 1669
e-mail: [email protected]
Photo courtesy: www.doscuae.com
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