RYA Start Sailing Stages 1 + 2

Level: Beginner | Age: 9 - 16 | Typical Time: 9:30 - 15:30 | Average Price: £235.00

Quick Course Information

Level: Beginner
Age: 9 - 16
Typical Time: 9:30 - 15:30

Minimum Course Duration: 4 Days

Average Price: £235.00

Average Member's Price: £195.00


Typical Number on Course: 24

Instructor to Student Ratio: 1:6


The instructors were knowledgeable and helpful:

97% Agreed or Strongly Agreed

The programme was well structured and met my needs:

95% Agreed or Strongly Agreed

Parents / Guardians are welcome to join us for racing on the Friday of the course starting at 11:00.


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Course Summary

This is a five day course taking the complete beginner through to sailing solo. Full instruction is provided on all aspects of learning to sail, from clothing to capsize and beyond! Take full advantage of our fleet of modern sailing dinghies and experienced, qualified instructions to have a blast and meet new friends. The confidence that young people gain when they are awarded their certificate makes an instructor's week; the transformation from nervous beginner to keen enthusiast is truly remarkable. A wonderful and very different way to spend a school holiday, this course is brilliant value for money.

Please note that due to the strict cleaning regime that needs to be followed, courses will end at 12:30 on the final day instead of 3:30. 


Course Outline

  • Launching and recovery
  • Steering
  • Parts of the boat
  • Basic sailing
  • Basic sailing skills
  • Ropework
  • Collision avoidance

Ability After Course

  • Able to steer and understand basic principles
  • Understand basic principles
  • Able to tack and control boat speed

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:

  • RYA Youth Sailing Scheme Logbook (G11)
  • Certificate if required standard is met

Where Do I Go Next?

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Course Dates

Monday
30
May
Friday
3
June

Course runs over:
5 Days between 09:30 and 15:30.

Price: £235.00
Member's Price: £195.00

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Dates: Mon 30th, Tue 31st, Wed 1st, Thu 2nd, Fri 3rd
Monday
25
July
Friday
29
July

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Price: £235.00
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Dates: Mon 25th, Tue 26th, Wed 27th, Thu 28th, Fri 29th
Monday
1
August
Friday
5
August

Course runs over:
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Price: £235.00
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Dates: Mon 1st, Tue 2nd, Wed 3rd, Thu 4th, Fri 5th
Monday
8
August
Friday
12
August

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Price: £235.00
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Dates: Mon 8th, Tue 9th, Wed 10th, Thu 11th, Fri 12th

Monday
15
August
Friday
19
August

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Price: £235.00
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Dates: Mon 15th, Tue 16th, Wed 17th, Thu 18th, Fri 19th
Monday
22
August
Friday
26
August

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Price: £235.00
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Dates: Mon 22nd, Tue 23rd, Wed 24th, Thu 25th, Fri 26th
Monday
29
August
Friday
2
September

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Price: £235.00
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Dates: Mon 29th, Tue 30th, Wed 31st, Thu 1st, Fri 2nd
Monday
24
October
Friday
28
October

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Price: £235.00
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Dates: Mon 24th, Tue 25th, Wed 26th, Thu 27th, Fri 28th

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Bury Lake Young Mariners
Rickmansworth Aquadrome
Frogmoor Lane
Hertfordshire

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