RYA Seamanship + Spinnakers

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

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Level: Intermediate

Age: 9 +

Typical Time: 9:30 - 16:30

Minimum Course Duration: 4 Days

Average Price: £215.00

Average Member's Price: £180.00


Typical Number on Course: 12

Instructor to Student Ratio: 1:6

You should already have Adult Level 3 or Stage 4 in the young people's scheme supported by at least one seasons sailing experience before enrolling on this course.

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Course Summary

Seamanship and Spinnakers aids you in becoming more proficient at a range of manouveres and an overall more independent sailor. Then later in the week progressing into performance dinghies and using spinnakers, a large fore sail which makes a dramatic difference to speed. You should already have Adult Level 3 or Stage 4 in the young people's scheme supported by at least one seasons sailing experience before enrolling on this course. As an advanced module, some participants may find this course fairly demanding due to age or physical strength, we do our utmost to accommodate everybody so please don't hesitate to ask if you have any queries.


Course Outline

  • Launching and recovering the boat in different circumstances
  • Stopping
  • Reducing sail
  • Recovering a man overboard
  • Anchoring
  • How to rig the boat, gybe and recover one type of spinnaker, either conventional or asymmetric
  • How to sail the best possible course downwind

Ability After Course

  • Able to handle a wide range of situations afloat
  • Able to use one type of spinnaker, conventional or asymmetric

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:

  • 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 Start Racing

Level: Advanced

Age: 9 +



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