The RYA teaching methods used have been developed successfully over many years. You will be introduced to some techniques which have become standardised because it is important the RYA instruction should follow broadly the same pattern in every training centre.

It’s the roles of our Instructors to help students learn through teaching them practical and theoretical aspects of the sport. Mostly involving the explanation and demonstration of techniques that are new to them.

People of all ages can learn to Sail with us. Whether you are a complete beginner, or you wish to update your previous Sailing skills, as you are feeling a bit rusty – there is something for everyone.

Level 1

Start Sailing

Introducing you to sailing with all you need to know to get afloat under supervision

  • ASSUMED KNOWLEDGE
    None
  • MINIMUM DURATION
    4 half days or 2 full days
  • COURSE CONTENT
    How to sail in all directions, including an awareness of launching and recovering
  • ABILITY AFTER COURSE
    Able to sail in light winds under supervision

Level 2

Basic Skills

Setting out the foundations of sailing for you

  • ASSUMED KNOWLEDGE
    Sailing skills to the standard of Level 1
  • MINIMUM DURATION
    4 half days or 2 full days
  • COURSE CONTENT
    Rigging, launching, Sailing in all directions. Capsize recovery and essential safety knowledge
  • ABILITY AFTER COURSE
    Able to sail and make decisions in good conditions

Level 3

Better Sailing

Consolidating skills and trying new ones
  • ASSUMED KNOWLEDGE
    Sailing skills to the standard of Level 2
  • MINIMUM DURATION
    4 half days or 2 full days
  • COURSE CONTENT
    Coaching of level 1 and 2 skills and taster sessions from the advanced modules
  • ABILITY AFTER COURSE
    More confident in Sailing skills and techniques, and ready to progress onto the advanced modules

Seamanship Skills

How to handle a boat in all circumstances and solve problems afloat
  • ASSUMED KNOWLEDGE
    Sailing skills to the standard of Level 3
  • 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 Level 3
  • 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 skills to the standard of Level 2
  • 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

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