We are going to Cobnor Activity Centre on Chichester Harbour, www.cobnor.com, probably on the Friday night, for two days Sailing and power boating.
The Centre is here, Cobnor Activities Centre Trust, Cobnor Point, Chidham, Chichester PO18 8TE, only just over an hours drive away, and we are currently not considering transport.
We will have accommodation in a large bunk house and will be self catering.
The Cobnor Activity Centre have a large range of dinghies and small boats and we hope the Scouts will obtain RYA recognised development over the weekend. Come with your existing RYA qualifications if you have them and we will hope to develop your Stage 1 into a Stage 2. If you don’t have any qualifications we will hope to get you a Stage 1 qualification over the weekend. More advanced sailors will, most likely, be doing some Day Sailing and get across to East Head, probably the best beach in the Solent, hopefully as a minimum.
The Centre will run the activities but will be supported by as many of our own instructors to reduce the requirement on the Centre (and the cost) and give our instructors more practise. We need that CPD!
The bunkhouse will sleep up to 40, but we will be running this weekend with 20 Scouts and a least half a dozen leaders. Our maximum numbers will be 40 persons total.
The catering will need a person responsible for this, and that person will need a minimum of a Level2 Qualification in Food Safety Hygiene. We need that volunteer!
We are expecting this to cost £120/scout, payable over 3 instalments of £40. There will be some costs to the Leaders too, please contact Roger Morris on 07799 660275 with questions.
It will be a fun and valuable weekend, and start our relationship with this Centre, used extensively by other Scout Groups, at very good value. As we build this relationship we will hope to reduce the costs and increase the amount we can experience sailing with proper tides, salt water and mud, and greater challenges then we currently get on the river or the reservoir.
Sign up quickly, please. Spaces are limited.