Sailing Courses

Sailing Courses

The RYA Sailing Scheme has been developed over many years to help you get the most from your sport, whatever your ability. Like any activity, greater enjoyment comes from increased competence. Good tuition and sound advice mean that you will learn quickly and enjoy the sport more. The scheme is progressive, you cannot learn the more advanced skills unless the basic techniques are mastered. After completing levels 1 and 2, you can move onto the more advanced modules of level 3, seamanship skills and sailing with spinnakers.

Note
: This scheme caters for adults. For under 16's, please see youth courses or contact the centre.

 
 
Start Sailing (Level 1)

Start Sailing (Level 1)

 
This course provides a short introduction to sailing for novices. By the end of the course, participants should have a basic understanding of boat contols, boat handling techniques and background knowledge. You should be able to sail a dinghy around a small course including all points of sailing on your own. Practical skills are backed up with relevant theory.   Course pre-r…
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Sailing Basic Skills (Level 2)

Sailing Basic Skills (Level 2)

 
Upon completing this course, successful sailors will be safety conscious, have a basic knowledge of sailing and be competent in light/medium winds with a range of dinghies and without an instructor. As part of this course you will be introduced to manoeuvring the craft as well as sailing it around a larger course.   Course pre-requisites - This is not a beginner course, you must be c…
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Better Sailing (Level 3)

Better Sailing (Level 3)

 
This course will give you more confidence in sailing skills and techniques, building on the level 2 skills. New skills will be introduced and will help ensure you are ready to progress onto the advance modules.     Course pre-requisites - You must be competent at level 2 sailing skills. - Course suitable for 16 years plus…
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Sailing Seamanship Skills

Sailing Seamanship Skills

 
On conclusion of this course, successful sailors will be capable of manoeuvring a dinghy in a seamanlike manner and making seamanship decisions in moderate conditions. The course includes how to cope with some of the possible 'emergency conditions' such as sailing without a rudder or centreboard. Most work afloat will be done without an instructor aboard. The emphasis is on increasing…
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Sailing With Spinnakers

Sailing With Spinnakers

 
This course will enable sailors to use boats with spinnakers and so sail the boats towards their maximum potential. The aim of this course is to sail the boats as quickly as possible. This means that people taking this course need to be able to move themselves around a dinghy with ease. A trapeze harness may also be used, this will be provided by the centre.   Course pre-requisites -…
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Performance Sailing

Performance Sailing

 
On completion of this course, the successful sailor will understand how to sail performance dinghies in all wind conditions that they can expect to encounter, sailing the boat to best advantage at all times. The emphasis is on coaching to improve the candidates sailing performance.   Course pre-requisites - You must hold a level 2 certificate, sailing with spinnakers certificate and…
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