Improving your Sailing
Better Sailing Level 3 / Stage 3
The course gives those new to sailing an opportunity to consolidate skills and try new ones. The course will include further coaching of level 1 and 2 skills learned on the Start Sailing course and also taster sessions from the advanced modules. After the course you will be more confident in sailing skills and techniques, and be ready to progress onto the advanced modules.
Details of this course will be announced later in 2019 depending on demand from Start Sailing candidates.
The fundamentals of getting off the start line and round the course. Candidates should have sailing skills and knowledge to at least the standard of Start Sailing Level 2 (Stage 3 for under 16s). The course runs over two days followed by participation in a novice fleet in the regular club Sunday racing.
This course will be run twice: first on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 March 2019; and a second course on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 June 2019
Sailing with Spinnakers
Everything you need to know about sailing with conventional or asymmetric spinnakers. Candidates should have sailing skills and knowledge to at least the standard of Start Sailing Level 2. You will learn how to rig the boat, hoist the spinnaker, gybe, and drop the spinnaker; and how to sail the best possible course downwind.
This course will take place on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 October 2019
Assistant Instructor Course
An RYA Assistant Instructor is trained to work with qualified instructors to teach beginners up to the standard of Start Sailing Level 2 or Youth Sailing Stage 3. If you would like to get this qualification and help to run training courses at the club, then please get in touch with either Steve Lewis or Chris Lewis-Jones.
This course will take place on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 April 2019
This course is a natural progression from the Start Sailing or Better Sailing courses. Candidates should have sailing skills and knowledge to at least the standard of Start Sailing Level 2. The course will develop the practical skills of handling a boat in more challenging circumstances with an emphasis on increasing self-reliance and decision-making of the sailor.
This course will take place on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 June 2019