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RYA Start Sailing
The RYA Start Sailing (Level 1) course covers the basic knowledge and practical skills for adults aged 18+ to get onto the water. This course is perfect for adults who have expressed an interest in sailing, want to try a new sport or enjoyed themselves on a Discover Sailing Session.
Our qualified RYA Instructors work to the RYA National Sailing Scheme, so you can be sure you are receiving a nationally recognised and accredited qualification.
£100 per person
All participants must be a member of Aylesbury Sailing Club before booking
2 Days (9am – 5pm total of 16 hours)
Aylesbury Sailing Club, Weston Turville
Theory Knowledge Covered
Wind awareness/ direction
Sail and Foil Controls
Parts of the boat
Stopping, Controlling Speed and getting out of irons
Parts of the boat and sail – how do they work?
Knots (Figure of 8, Round turn and two half hitches and cleating)
Preparing for a tow
Clothing and Equipment
Meteorology including Beaufort Scale and when to reef
Student to Instructor Ratio
With current COVID Guidelines and restrictions indoors this is currently limited to 6:1
Included in Cost
RYA Logbook and Certificate upon successful completion
Rigging/ Naming Race
Follow my leader on a beam reach
Rubber Ducky Award
Practical Skills Taught
Rigging a boat
Steer when sailing and being towed
Steer on a reach and tack
Paddle or row
Call for assistance
Confident in the water with a buoyancy aid on.
Stowing and manoeuvring a boat on shore
How to Book
To book onto any of the dates shown below please email email@example.com to confirm spaces first, once spaces are confirmed please complete the registration form, along with making payment.
Once you have received email confirmation of your booking and the joining instructions you are able to attend on your selected date.