RYA Start Racing

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

Quick Course Information

Level: Intermediate
Age: 9 +
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: 1:6

The instructors were knowledgeable and helpful:

100% Agreed or Strongly Agreed

The programme was well structured and met my needs:

100% Agreed or Strongly Agreed

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Course Summary

This two day intermediate course will introduce you to the delicate art of racing. We will focus on each leg of the course to improve your boat speed and handling through the five essentials, develop a strategy to outwit your opponents and look into how to optimise your boat for the course and conditions. Racing is a brilliant way to develop your sailing knowledge and ability further, the competitiveness brings accelerated improvement for everyone involved. Following this course, you will be able to take part in club racing in good conditions and look at going further afield for racing events.

It is recommended to have completed and be at the standard of RYA Stage 3 or RYA Level 2 for this course. If you have any queries please email racing@blym.org.uk

Course Outline

  • Use of the 5 essentials in aiding boat speed.
  • An introduction to racing tactics through the use of the racing rules of sailing.
  • Racing starts & an efficient upwind strategy.
  • Boat handling, mark roundings & manoeuvres.

Ability After Course

  • Able to take part in club racing 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: 1:6 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.

Where Do I Go Next?

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

RYA Club Racing

Level: Advanced

Age: 9 +

Course Dates


Course runs over:
1 Weekend(s) between 09:30 and 16:30.

Price: £190.00
Member's Price: £150.00

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Bury Lake Young Mariners
Rickmansworth Aquadrome
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