Dinghy Sailing for Beginners

toppers harbourDinghy Sailing for Beginners - RYA levels 1 & 2

These two-day dinghy sailing course, catering for both adults and children 13 and over. We cater for complete beginners, or those who have attended a taster session.

At the end of these courses, you should be able to sail a dinghy safely and independently in light conditions, and subject to suitable progress, you should obtain your RYA Level 1 or 2 certificate. The syllabus will include helming (steering) and crewing a dinghy on all points of sailing, rigging, launching and recovery, approaching jetties up and down wind, man overboard and capsizing. If conditions permit, we shall go to sea late in the course, which will enable the coastal endorsement to be awarded.

BEGINNERS DINGHY SAILING RYA LEVEL 1

Pre Course Experience: None required

This two day course is for beginners who have done little or no dinghy sailing before. It is the first part of the RYA training scheme and its aim is to provide basic boat handling techniques and essential background knowledge. By the end of the course you will be able to sail safely under supervision.

Description

Dates

Times

Cost

Dinghy Beginners Course

RYA Level 1

13 & 14 May 2017

09:00-17:00

Members £130

Non Members £180

Dinghy Beginners Course

 RYA Level 1

1 & 2 July 2017

09:00-17:00

Members £130

Non Members £180

Dinghy Beginners Course

RYA Level 1

16 & 17 September 2017 09:00-17:00

Members £130

Non Members £180

BEGINNERS DINGHY SAILING RYA LEVEL 2

Pre Course Experience: RYA Level 1

This is the second part of the RYA training scheme and is for those who have completed RYA level 1, or have equivalent experience. Its aim is to consolidate your basic knowledge of sailing and develop an awareness of safety. By the end of the course you will be capable of sailing a dinghy without an instructor on board in light winds. This course takes place over one weekend.

Description

Dates

Times

Cost

Dinghy Beginners Course

RYA Level 2

20 & 21 May 2017

09:00-17:00

Members £130

Non Members £180

Dinghy Beginners Course

 RYA Level 2

8 & 9 July 2017

09:00-17:00

Members £130

Non Members £180

Dinghy Beginners Course

RYA Level 2

23 & 24 September 2017 09:00-17:00

Members £130

Non Members £180

Discount if both courses booked together

If both the courses are booked at the same time, the following discounts apply: Members £220. Non Members £305

Under 18's

All participants under 18 must be members before attending course. Course fee will be £75 and Cadet Membership at the current rate of £37.00

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Materials & Equipment

oppiesWhat to bring each day:

Clothing: You will have plenty of time to change before going afloat. Please note the water can be very cold and the weather as always in the UK can be changeable. When packing your bag remember it is always easier to take a layer of clothing off.

  • Soft sole shoes / Trainers to wear on the water (no welligtons) These are in addition to your dry footwear - barefoot is not an option
  • Towel
  • 2 Fleeces or sweat shirts
  • 2 T shirts
  • 2 pairs of trousers (not jeans)
  • 1 Pair of shorts
  • A suitable hat with string to attach to bouyancy aid
  • Swimwear
  • Suncream (SPF 15 or higher)
  • Bottled water to take afloat
  • Strong bag to take spare clothes afloat in safety craft

Food and drink:

Tea & Coffee will be supplied and available during the day Any other food you would like you will need to bring with you or purchase locally. Southwick has a microwave and a fridge you will be able to use. Food can be purchased from Southwick Square, a 10 minute walk. We will break between 17:00 -19:00 on the Saturdays.

What we supply:

  •  Bouyancy Aid
  •  Log Book and handbook

Note some waterproofs are available on a first come first served basis.

 


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