We run our courses during school holiday weeks (Mon-Fri 09:30-16:30) .Using a team of RYA qualified and experienced instructors and the wide range of boats we have available. We offer courses under the RYA syllabus for all ages (7+)
Following on from Stage 1, confident sailors will be able to demonstrate a full range of skills in a small dinghy and will have the background knowledge to launch and recover their boat, sail around a shallow triangular course, attempt gybing (under the supervision of their instructor), understand the five essentials and experience a capsize drill.
Sailors will also have the knowledge of rigging their own boat, will be able to identify the various parts of their boat and sail, get themselves dressed in the correct clothing for the weather conditions and have a basic understand of the rules of the road whilst out sailing.
Following a more advanced set of skills, Stage 3 will give young sailors the confidence to sail independently. this is also the right stage to start racing though our various racing programs.
For all young sailors ready to move up to an advanced level, the Stage 4 certificate means that you have the skill to sail a double-handed boat as a crew or helm, rig and launch in any wind direction, demonstrate the use of rig controls and reefing depending the wind conditions and can demonstrate the advanced sailing techniques and manoeuvres outlined in Stage 4.
It is highly recommended that all sailors are able to sail to a confident standard and have spent plenty of time on the water developing and demonstrating their skills required in stages 1, 2 and 3.
So now you’ve learnt the basics. You’re quite comfortable on all points of sail, happy reefing when necessary and can sail back to a MOB.
That’s great but what about sailing backwards? It’s not as silly as it sounds, it’s a classy way to get out of a tight corner. Also, have you ever tried steering without a rudder, just using the 5 essentials? Want to learn how? These are just some of the new topics on this advanced course.
You’ve got the sailing bug and there’s only one remedy. Carry on! Now add the skills to cope with all eventualities.