RYA Seamanship Skills

This 5 day course is aimed at students with previous experience and the background knowledge required for the RYA Level 2 Basic Skills qualification. The course runs from 10am – 5pm with an hour for lunch.

Much of the work done on this course will be done without an instructor aboard but with a greater depth of onshore feed back.

This will raise the self-reliance and decision-making of the sailor in the manoeuvring of a dinghy or traditional boat in moderate conditions.

Onshore teaching
• Sailing theory and background
• Capsize recovery – total inversion
• Meteorology
• Preparation of road trailer

Practical
• Rope work
• Launching and recovery – leave from and return to a beach/jetty in onshore/offshore winds
• Sailing techniques and manoeuvers – man overboard, reefing afloat, being towed, sailing without a rudder and sailing backwards

All course prices include logbooks and certificates – please note the Adult and Junior courses can be combined. A £60 deposit per person is required to secure your place on the course. This is non refundable due to the unpredictable nature of the weather, however rescheduling your course is not a problem.

The RYA Seamanship Skills Course can be completed in a Dinghy, Traditional Boat or Keelboat.

“…Could not have learned to sail with a better bunch of people, thanks to their guidance have enjoyed many great days sailing. Thoroughly recommend, thank you…” – Ian

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