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:

96% 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.

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

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Bury Lake Young Mariners
Rickmansworth Aquadrome
Frogmoor Lane