Youth Sailing

Stage 1

A basic understanding of how a boat Sails, with some experience of steering and handling the boat

 

Assumed Knowledge: None

Minimum Duration: 4 half days or 2 full days

Course Content: Launching and recovery, steering, parts of the boat, basic Sailing

Ability After Course: Able to steer and understand basic principles

Stage 2

A range of Sailing skills and knowledge to help in becoming a confident sailor

 

Assumed Knowledge: Stage 1, basic knowledge and steering ability

Minimum Duration: 4 half days or 2 full days

Course Content: Basic Sailing skills, ropework, collision avoidance

Ability After Course: Able to tack and control boat speed, and understand basic principles

Stage 3

Rigging, launching and Sailing in any direction

 

Assumed Knowledge: Up to and including the Stage 2 course

Minimum Duration: 4 half days or 2 full days

Course Content: Rigging, launching and recovery, Sailing techniques, capsize recovery, Sailing theory

Ability After Course: Able to launch and Sail a dinghy around a triangular course in moderate conditions

Stage 4

Sail a double handed boat as crew or helm and solve a variety of problems afloat

(optional if Stage 3 was taken in a double hander)

 

Assumed Knowledge: Up to and including Stage 3

Minimum Duration: 4 half days or 2 full days

Course Content: Rigging, launching and recovery, Sailing techniques and manoeuvres in crewed boats, recovering a man overboard

Ability After Course: Can launch and return to a beach, jetty or mooring, and Sail a crewed dinghy around a triangular course in moderate conditions

Seamanship Skills

How to handle a boat in all circumstances and solve problems afloat

 

Assumed Knowledge: Sailing skills to the standard of the Stage 4 course

Minimum Duration: 4 half days or 2 full days

Course Content: Launching and recovering the boat in different circumstances, stopping, reducing Sail, recovering a man overboard, anchoring

Ability After Course: Able to handle a wide range of situations afloat

Day Sailing

Passage planning and decision making for small boat cruising

 

Assumed Knowledge: Sailing skills to the standard of the Stage 4 course

Minimum Duration: 4 half days or 2 full days

Course Content: Preparing and planning for a day cruise, pilotage and decision making including adverse conditions

Ability After Course: Able to plan and execute a cruise, depending on conditions

Start Racing

The fundamentals of getting off the start line and round the course

 

Assumed Knowledge: Sailing and knowledge to at least the standard of the Stage 3 course

Minimum Duration: 4 half days or 2 full days

Course Content: All the skills required to start racing, including how to maximise boat speed and outwit your opponents

Ability After Course: Able to take part in racing in good conditions

Tuition Documents

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