RYA Seamanship + Spinnakers
Level: Intermediate | Age: 12 + | Typical Time: 9:30 - 16:30 | Average Price: £235.00
Quick Course Information
Age: 12 +
Typical Time: 9:30 - 16:30
Minimum Course Duration: 4 Days
Average Price: £235.00
Average Member's Price: £195.00
Typical Number on Course: 12
Instructor to Student Ratio: 1:6
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The programme was well structured and met my needs:
You should already have Adult Level 3 or Stage 4 in the young people's scheme supported by at least one seasons sailing experience before enrolling on this course.
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Seamanship and Spinnakers aids you in becoming more proficient at a range of manouveres and an overall more independent sailor. Then later in the week progressing into performance dinghies and using spinnakers, a large fore sail which makes a dramatic difference to speed.
You should already have Adult Level 3 or Stage 4 in the young people's scheme supported by at least one seasons sailing experience before enrolling on this course. This experience must be logged.
As an advanced module, some participants may find this course fairly demanding due to age or physical strength, we do our utmost to accommodate everybody so please don't hesitate to ask if you have any queries.
- Launching and recovering the boat in different circumstances
- Reducing sail
- Recovering a man overboard
- How to rig the boat, gybe and recover one type of spinnaker, either conventional or asymmetric
- How to sail the best possible course downwind
Ability After Course
- Able to handle a wide range of situations afloat
- Able to use one type of spinnaker, conventional or asymmetric
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: 1:6 and the minimum duration for the course is 4 Days. The following material is provided to you as part of your course:
- Certificate if required standard is met
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