Training CoursesPlease note that these courses are only available to club members.
Sailing for BEGINNERS
Combined RYA Level 1 and Level 2 Beginners Courses: A rolling programme on Wednesday evenings 6.30pm to 8.45pm, from the 1st of May until the end of July – the more you attend, the more you will achieve! Cost of £100 and includes RYA Start Sailing Book (G3), RYA National Sailing Scheme Logbook (G4), wetsuit, buoyancy aid and boat hire. We offer the first session as a free taster session. This free taster session is only available in May/early June. Please aim to arrive at 6.15pm so that training can start at 6.30pm.
Introducing you to sailing with all you need to know to get afloat, under supervision
Setting out the foundations of sailing for you
|Assumed knowledge||None||Sailing skills to the standard of Level 1|
|Course content||How to sail in all directions, including an awareness of launching and recovering||Rigging, launching, sailing in all directions. Capsize recovery and essential safety knowledge|
|Ability after course||Able to sail in light winds under supervision||Able to sail and make decisions in good conditions|
Sailing for IMPROVERS
Combined RYA Level 3 and Start Racing Courses: A rolling programme on Thursday evenings 6.30pm to 8.45pm, from the 2nd of May until the end of July – the more you attend, the more you will achieve! Cost of £100 and includes RYA Handy Guide to the Racing Rules, wetsuit, buoyancy aid and boat hire. Please aim to arrive at 6.15pm so that training can start at 6.30pm.
Consolidating skills and trying new ones
The fundamentals of getting off the start line and round the course
|Assumed knowledge||Sailing skills to the standard of Level 2||Sailing and knowledge to at least the standard of the Level 2 course|
|Course content||Coaching of level 1 and 2 skills and taster sessions from the advanced modules||All the skills required to start club racing, including how to maximise boat speed and outwit your opponents|
|Ability after course||More confident in sailing skills and techniques, and ready to progress onto the advanced modules||Able to take part in club racing in good conditions|
Sailing beyond ‘start racing’
Open to all club members who have completed the RYA Level 3 and Start Racing course.
A rolling programme on Thursday evenings 6.30pm to 8.45pm, from the 2nd of May until the end of July – the more you attend, the more you will achieve! Cost of £50 and includes wetsuit, buoyancy aid and boat hire. Please aim to arrive at 6.15pm so that training can start at 6.30pm.
RYA Powerboat Level 2 Course: Selected weekends – please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for dates.
Maximum 3 people per course. Cost of £100 and includes RYA Start Powerboating book (G48), wetsuit and buoyancy aid hire. A two-day entry level course which provides the skills and background knowledge needed to drive a powerboat and is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence. It focuses on low-speed close-quarters handling, man overboard recovery, an introduction to driving at planing speed, and collision regulations.
|Minimum age||12. Candidates under the age of 16 will be issued with an endorsed certificate.|
|Course content||Launching and recovery, boat handling, securing to a buoy, anchoring, leaving and coming alongside, man overboard.|
|Ability after the course||Self-sufficient powerboater in the right conditions, aware of own limitations and those of craft.|
For SAFETY BOAT CREWS
RYA Safety Boat Course: Selected weekends – please contact email@example.com for dates.
Cost of £100 and includes RYA Safety Boat Handbook (G16), wetsuit and buoyancy aid hire. A two-day course which provides the skills required when acting as an escort craft, safety boat or coach boat for a fleet of dinghies, windsurfers or canoes, or for racing or training activities. It includes rescue techniques and elements of race management and mark laying.
|Assumed knowledge||Basic understanding of sailing boats and windsurfers. RYA Powerboat Level 2 Powerboat Handling certificate must be held prior to this course.|
|Course content||Preparation, boat handling, dinghy rescue, windsurfer rescue, kayak or canoe rescue (can be covered as theory), towing, end-of-day procedures, safety, suitability of craft, local factors, communication, rescuing other water users.|
|Ability after the course||Able to provide safety or support cover to a range of craft, particularly sailing or windsurfing.|