RYA Sailing with Spinnakers

Level: Intermediate | Age: 9 + | Typical Time: 9:30 - 16:30 | Average Price: £160.00

Quick Course Information

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

Minimum Course Duration: 2 Days

Average Price: £160.00

Average Member's Price: £130.00


Typical Number on Course: 3

Instructor to Student Ratio: 1:6

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Course Summary

You will learn how to handle a modern asymetric spinnaker, covering power zones and boat speed, balance, and how to hist, gybe and drop a spinnaker. The course follows the RYA Sailing With Spinnakers syllabus from the National Sailing Scheme, with successful candidates receiving the certificate on completion.

Prior to attending this course you should have comfortably mastered the skills learnt on the RYA Seamanship course.


Course Outline

  • 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 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 2 Days. The following material is provided to you as part of your course:

  • Certificate if required standard is met

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