RYA Level 1 - Start Sailing

Level: Beginner | Age: 16 + | Typical Time: 9:30 - 16:30 | Average Price: £190.00

Quick Course Information

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

Minimum Course Duration: 2 Days

Average Price: £190.00

Average Member's Price: £150.00

Typical Number on Course: 6

Instructor to Student Ratio: 1:3

The instructors were knowledgeable and helpful:

100% Agreed or Strongly Agreed

The programme was well structured and met my needs:

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Want to take Level 1 & 2? You can book onto a combined course; please see the combined page for more information.

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Course Summary

Level 1 is a two day introductory course for complete beginners, working through the basics of helming a boat, right through to sailing solo for the first time. The improvement seen in this course is great and most participents enjoy it so much that they extend their course to the full five days to complete Level 2 as well! A fantastic way to learn something new in a safe and supportive environment, which will kickstart your involvement with the club and sailing as a sport. Not only do we cover the practical aspect of sailing but the theory behind it, to give you a broad understanding of how and why the boat behaves as it does and we respond in a certain way. This fascinating and highly informative course is bound to get you out on the water regularly and feeling proud of yourself.

Course Outline

  • How to launch and recover a dinghy
  • How to sail in all directions

Ability After Course

  • Able to sail in light winds under supervision

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 and the minimum duration for the course is 2 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?

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Course Dates


Course runs over:
2 Days between 09:30 and 16:30.

Price: £190.00
Member's Price: £150.00

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