RYA Start Racing

Level: Advanced | Age: 9 + | Typical Time: 9:30 - 16:30 | Average Price: £215.00

Quick Course Information

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

Minimum Course Duration: 2 Days

Average Price: £215.00

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

Once you have reached Level 3 or Stage 4, why not try your hand at the delicate art of racing? This course is usually run over five days, giving you a comprehensive introduction to the racing rules and helping you to develop your skills to give you greater boat speed, understanding of tactics and strategies. Racing is a brilliant way to develop your sailing ability as you are forced to constantly adapt your sail controls to suit your conditions and do well. This leads to an intimate understanding of the dinghy and how to sail most efficiently, winning is wonderful but it's the accelerated improvement that competition brings about for all those involved that makes this such a great course to take.


Course Outline

  • All the skills required to start club racing
  • How to maximise boat speed
  • How to outwit your opponents

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 Performance Sailing

Level: Advanced

Age: 9 +



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