Calendar 2019
Keep up to date with what’s going on at New Forest Sailability

NFDS AGM at Spinnaker.
Tuesday 12th February 2019 at 14:00.

There will be a bring and share lunch beforehand from 12:30.

Everyone is most welcome at the AGM and if you would like to come for lunch please let Angela Bentley know what type of food you can bring; a savoury dish, a cake or a dessert.
Contact Angela at:

Disability Awareness Course.
Tuesday 5th February 2019 at 09:30.

In preparation for the 2019 season this one day course will be held at the Spinnaker Club. It is aimed at new volunteers but anyone wishing to have a refresher would be welcome too.
09:30 Welcome Coffee/Tea – Morning Session
12:00 Lunch Break (Please bring your own lunch)
12:30 Afternoon Session
16:00 Summary & debrief
It is a mandatory requirement for the RYA volunteer training schedule, so if you haven’t done it, we would be delighted to see you on the day. Please make sure you can attend for the whole session and kindly return a completed version of the attached form so that we have an idea of numbers.
It will be a fun learning day!
Thanks for your cooperation,
Pete Coulson,   NFS Volunteer Coordinator

Click here for an Application Forms:  PDF version  or Word version.

March Refresher Training sessions 9 -1pm. Dates to be advised

Tuesday 2nd April 2019
Sailing season starts

Tuesday 9th April no sailing

Friday 19th April no sailing

Wednesday 24th April 2019

Course Content – The course covers a wide range of topics surrounding actions to be taken in case of personal incident on or around the water.  Topics include: Drowning, Cold Water Shock, Heart attack, Hypothermia, Bleeding, Anaphylaxis, Burns, Seizures, CPR, Resuscitation (focusing on dealing with confined spaces on boats), Assessing a scenario, Recognising shock, Contacting emergency services & dealing with VHF radio / Helicopter rescue, Contents of First Aid kits, specifically Category ‘C’ for commercial and professional boating.

9 to 5pm cost £48 per person


Wednesday 8th May 2019
TT Hansa National one day Regatta.  Day time food by Becky from Talk, Eat, Laugh, Salisbury.  Further details to follow.

Wednesday 3rd July 2019
Volunteer Appreciation Day 1000 – 1500 hrs with morning relay races and a bring

Saturday 21st September 2019
Ringwood Carnival. Further details to follow

Monday 2nd December 2019
NFS Christmas Lunch at the Ferndown Golf Club. Please save the date!