RYA Stage 1

UPCOMING COURSES:

6th and 13th July 2019 (9am – 5pm) FULLY BOOKED
29th and 30th July 2019 (9am – 5pm) ONE SPACE REMAINING!

The Stage 1 course is designed teach juniors 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.

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

KNOWLEDGE OF:

Wind awareness/ direction
Basic Boat Controls
Parts of the boat
Stopping, Controlling Speed and getting out of irons
Knots (Figure of 8 and cleating)
Clothing and Equipment
Local Hazards
Preparing for a tow

PRACTICAL:

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.
Capsize Recovery
Stowing and manoeuvring a boat on shore

CHALLENGES: 

Clap your hands whilst sailing
Speed Rigging
Relay Race!