RYA Level 1 + 2

Level: Beginner | Age: 16 + | Typical Time: 9:30 - 16:30 | Average Price: £370.00

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Level: Beginner
Age: 16 +
Typical Time: 9:30 - 16:30

Minimum Course Duration: 4 Days

Average Price: £370.00

Average Member's Price: £335.00


Typical Number on Course: 6

Instructor to Student Ratio: 1:3 moving to 1:6


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The programme was well structured and met my needs:

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Don't want to commit to Level 1 & 2? You can take Level 1 & 2 separately. Please see their individual pages.

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Course Summary

This is a comprehensive beginners course comprising of the RYA approved adult syllabus run over five consecutive days. No previous experience is necessary as all the basics will be covered starting from the very bottom and progressing at a reasonable pace. The satisfaction of achieving these first steps in dinghy sailing make this a rewarding week for all involved. Ideal for parents who wish to share a hobby with the family or adventurous people who want to try something new. Although sailing can require physical strength, this course isn't too demanding and our accomodating team will find innovative ways to adapt to your needs. The course covers practical dinghy handling whilst giving you a feel for the key concepts of sailing and how/ why everything works the way it does.


Course Outline

  • Rigging, launching, sailing in all directions.
  • Capsize recovery and essential safety knowledge
  • How to launch and recover a dinghy
  • How to sail in all directions

Ability After Course

  • Able to sail in light winds under supervision
  • Able to sail and make decisions in good conditions

RYA Recognition Information

This RYA course is held under the Bury Lake Young Mariners Recognised Training Centre at our base at the Rickmansworth Aquadrome. The maximum Instructor to Student Ratio is: 1:3 moving to 1:6 and the minimum duration for the course is 4 Days. The following material is provided to you as part of your course:

  • RYA National Sailing Scheme Syllabus and Logbook (G4)
  • Certificate if required standard is met

Where Do I Go Next?

Once you have completed this course, we would recommend you try these ones:


RYA Seamanship + Spinnakers

Level: Intermediate

Age: 9 +



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