Green fleet is a collection of fun racing and activities to improve sailing skills. It is open to ESC club members, senior & junior, who have completed an Tackers 3 or Introduction to Club Racing course or equivalent and wish to improve their sailing. Greenfleet is hands on/on-water using ESC fleet of OziOptis, 4.7 Laser and RS Feva training dinghies, or you can bring your own boat. It runs on Saturdays from October – December in the first half of the season and February – March in the second half of the season from 1.30pm-4.30pm.
There is no enrollment or course fee required, however it is $10 per session to hire a club boat.
Green fleet dates:
|Pre Christmas||Post Christmas|
|Saturday 18 October 2014||Saturday 7 February 2015|
|Saturday 25 October 2014||Saturday 14 February 2015|
|Saturday 8 November 2014||Saturday 21 February 2015|
|Saturday 15 November 2014||Saturday 28 February 2015|
|Saturday 22 November 2014||Saturday 14 March 2015|
|Saturday 29 November 2014||Saturday 21 March 2015|
|Saturday 6 December 2014||Saturday 28 March 2015|
Green fleet will be held at Elwood Sailing Club, Foreshore, Elwood, off Ormond Esplanade. (Melways ref 67B4). A Council-controlled car park is adjacent and meter fees are payable.
What to Wear
Weather conditions may vary from cold to hot, so students should therefore bring:
Bathers & TowelWetsuit (if available) or Thermal underclothes
Shorts (also good over wetsuit for protection)
Polyester or lycra shirts and tops recommended (not cotton)
PFD/ Buoyancy Vests are available on loan from the club, or bring your own PFD (subject to inspection).
Woollen jumpers or thermal jumpers / jackets Windproof / waterproof jacket
Old sneakers / wetsuit boots
Sun hat / sunglasses / sunscreen (hats and sunglasses must be fitted with sports straps)
Sailing gloves if available (golf, weight lifting, bike gloves etc. all good)
Enrollments are not required in advance, however please contact Elwood SC Training via email firstname.lastname@example.org or on 03 9531 4743 to advise that you are attending or for more information.