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:

98% Agreed or Strongly Agreed

The programme was well structured and met my needs:

97% 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

Where Do I Go Next?

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Course Dates

Monday
22
July
Friday
26
July

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 22nd, Tue 23rd, Wed 24th, Thu 25th, Fri 26th
Monday
29
July
Friday
2
August

Course runs over:
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Price: £235.00
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Dates: Mon 29th, Tue 30th, Wed 31st, Thu 1st, Fri 2nd
Monday
5
August
Friday
9
August

Course runs over:
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Price: £235.00
Member's Price: £195.00

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Dates: Mon 5th, Tue 6th, Wed 7th, Thu 8th, Fri 9th
Monday
12
August
Friday
16
August

Course runs over:
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Price: £235.00
Member's Price: £195.00

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Dates: Mon 12th, Tue 13th, Wed 14th, Thu 15th, Fri 16th

Monday
19
August
Friday
23
August

Course runs over:
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Price: £235.00
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Dates: Mon 19th, Tue 20th, Wed 21st, Thu 22nd, Fri 23rd
Monday
26
August
Friday
30
August

Course runs over:
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Price: £235.00
Member's Price: £195.00

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Dates: Mon 26th, Tue 27th, Wed 28th, Thu 29th, Fri 30th
Monday
28
October
Friday
1
November

Course runs over:
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Price: £235.00
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Dates: Mon 28th, Tue 29th, Wed 30th, Thu 31st, Fri 1st

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Bury Lake Young Mariners
Rickmansworth Aquadrome
Frogmoor Lane
Hertfordshire

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