RYA Stage 2

Course Details

The RYA Stage 2 course has a more in-depth knowledge and enhances practical skills for juniors aged 8-18. It is expected that juniors have completed their RYA Stage 1 before embarking on the Stage 2. This course is perfect for juniors who have some basic understanding of sailing and wish to expand their knowledge and skills Our qualified RYA Instructors work to the RYA Youth Sailing Scheme, so you can be sure your child is receiving a nationally recognised and accredited qualification.

All participants must be a member of Aylesbury Sailing Club before booking

Course Duration

2 Days (9am – 5pm total of 16 Hours) or 5 Days (9am – 5pm total of 40 Hours)


Aylesbury Sailing Club, Weston Turville

Theory Knowledge Covered

The Five Essentials Parts of the boat and sail – how do they work? Sail and Foil Controls Knots (Figure of 8, Round turn and two half hitches, cleating, reef knot, bowline, clove hitch and rolling hitch) Clothing and Equipment Meteorology including Beaufort Scale and when to reef

Student to Instructor Ratio

Maximum 9:1 With current COVID Guidelines and restrictions indoors this is currently limited to 6:1

Included in the cost

RYA Youth Logbook and Certificate upon successful completion

Sailing Challenges

Mini Race Label the Boat Race Sail a Triangular Course with no Centre/Daggerboard Box Course – Don’t get pushed out! Cork and Duck Race!

Practical Skills Taught

Rigging and Launching independently The Five Essentials – Sail Setting, Balance, Trim, Course made Good and Centreboard Triangular Course Tacking Upwind Gybing Coming Alongside a Moored Boat Picking up a Mooring Man overboard Manoeuvring the boat in the compound Launching and Recovering a Boat in any wind direction Start Racing