Your visit on the Hawk
You are coming for a trip on our keelboat called Ida. The design is a Hawk 20. The Hawk is an accessible friendly sailing boat.
When you arrive
When you arrive, you will be met at the main hut here by one of our team below. This is Mylor Sailing School.
Meet the Team
You will then meet your instructor for your session. It could be anyone of these instructors pictured here. Sometimes it may be a different instructor.
We will get you in to your kit, this will Include a life jacket and depending on the weather, you may be also given some overalls to wear on top of your clothing to keep you dry and warm. We will help you put on a lifejacket or buoyancy aid. These are to keep us safe when we are on the boat.
Taking care at the Slipway
We will then go down a slope or stairs to the pontoon. The slope can be steep, so we have to be careful. We might have to walk down to the end of the wooden pontoon.
Getting on the boat
To get on the boat, we have to walk down the pontoon sometimes it can be a little wobbly as it is floating on the water.
To get on the boat, we must step from the pontoon on to the boat. Your instructor will help you on to the boat and tell you where to sit.
When everybody is on board, the instructor will speak to everybody about keeping safe. As well as where you will be going. It is very important that we all listen carefully.
Sometimes we use the engine to get away from the pontoon or sometimes we sail straight away, your instructor will let you know.
We will then untie the ropes from the pontoon and we will start our journey.
What you might see
During our trip you will see and hear lots of new sights and sounds. Here are some pictures of things you might see. We can answer any questions about the sights and sounds.
Steering the boat
Sometimes it might be possible to steer the boat depending on how strong the wind is blowing.
The instructor will assist you and tell you what to do it is important to listen carefully.
If it is a little windy then sometimes there can be a bit of water that sprays up from the sea and this may get you a bit wet.
Getting off the boat
At the end of our trip we will come back to the pontoon. It is important to stay sat down until the boat is tied up and the engines are turned off.
We must keep our lifejackets on until we are back up at the sailing school hut.
Saying our goodbye's
We will then lead you back up the slope or up the stairs to the sailing school hut and your instructor will help you remove the overalls and lifejacket or buoyancy aid.
Then we will say goodbye and hope to see you again soon.