Many people learn to sail when young. I didn't have these opportunities even though I lived by the sea for the first 30 year of my life. This is me buying a boat with my son Paul and then learning to sail starting on the River Thames. What equipment did we need?
Me and my Team. We look the part, but only my youngest son has sailed before. So we have joined a Sailing Club, the Upper Thames Sailing Club in Bourne End. Now we have to learn to sail so I can fulfill my dream of being able to sail a Thames A-Rater and perhaps own one in years to come.
My wife is keen to learn so wants to take some lessons in the spring to get her RYA 1 and 2 like my youngest son. He learnt as part of his Duke of Edinburgh Gold award and carried on at University by joining the Thames sailing Club. He also has his Powerboat 1 and 2 and is ready to get his RYA Safety boat Qualification.
The RS Toura is a new boat, developed by RS Sailing in 2022. When we bought this boat new in October 2023 very few people seem to have seen one and even most insurers didn't know about the boat. They do now.
Coming soon a full review of the boat and videos on it and us learning to sail.
The RS Toura stands out as an exemplary modern dinghy, designed with an expansive internal space and constructed with a sturdy rotomolded polyethylene hull. This feature-rich vessel is ideal for families and training centres looking to enjoy the essence of freedom on the water with unparalleled ease. As an integral part of the RS range, the RS Toura fills a unique spot between the RS Quest and the RS Venture, making it the perfect choice for those embarking on the adventure of learning to sail.