RYA Level 1 (Start Sailing)

WE CURRENTLY DO NOT HAVE ANY FURTHER COURSES PLANNED FOR 2019 – PLEASE CHECK BACK IN THE NEW YEAR

The Level 1 course is designed teach adults who have never sailed before, how to launch, rig and sail under supervision. This course is ideal for those wanting to trial or start on the sailing path. You will be confident enough to get out on the water in lightish winds. 

Over the course of two days you will cover the following:

KNOWLEDGE OF:

Wind awareness
Parts of the boat
Sail and Foil Controls
Knots (Figure of 8, Round turn and two half hitches and cleating)
Clothing and Equipment
Meteorology

PRACTICAL:

Reaching 
Stopping 
Controlling Speed 
Tacking 
Getting out of Irons
Sailing Upwind
Sailing Downwind
Gybing
Rules of the Water
Capsize Recovery
Manoeuvring the boat
Launching and Recovering a Boat