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RYA Start Sailing Stages 1 + 2

Level: Beginner | Age: 9 - 16 | Time: 9:30 - 15:30 | Price: £200

Quick Course Information

Level: Beginner

Age: 9 - 16

Time: 9:30 - 15:30

Price: £200

Member's Price: £170


Typical Number on Course: 24

Typical Instructor - Student Ratio: 1:3

Parents / Guardians are welcome to join us for racing on the Friday of the course starting at 1pm.

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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

Course Dates

Monday
2
April
Friday
6
April

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Monday
9
April
Friday
13
April

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Monday
28
May
Friday
1
June

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Monday
23
July
Friday
27
July

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Monday
30
July
Friday
3
August

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Monday
6
August
Friday
10
August

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Monday
13
August
Friday
17
August

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Monday
20
August
Friday
24
August

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Monday
27
August
Friday
31
August

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Monday
22
October
Friday
26
October

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