The scheme is comprised of a series of two-day courses enabling you to progress quickly from beginner to experts in a controlled, safe and enjoyable environment. Each course can be taken in a dinghy
Introducing you sailing with all you need to know to get afloat under supervision.
How to sail in all directions, including an awareness of launching and recovering.
Setting out the foundations of sailing for you.
Rigging, launching, sailing in all directions. Capsize recovery and essential safety knowledge.
Consolidating skills and trying new ones.
Coaching of level 1 and 2 skills and taster sessions from the advanced modules.
The Youth Scheme is usually completed in small dinghies suitable for your size. To make the most of our courses, ensure you are confident with the skills of one course before moving on to the next course. Most courses are a minimum of two days long (or an equivalent number of short sessions). They may be run over a longer period, especially if you haven't sailed since your last course. Sailing is a sport which gets better with practice, and you should try to sail between courses whenever you ca
A basic understanding of how a boat sailing, with some experience of steering and handling the boat.
Launching and recovery, steering, parts of the boat, basic sailing.
A range of sailing skills and knowledge to help in becoming a confident sailor.
Basic sailing skills, ropework, collision avoidance.
Rigging, launching and sailing in any direction. Equivalent to Level 2 in the National Sailing Scheme
Rigging, launching and recovery, sailing techniques, capsize recovery, sailing theory
Sail a double handed boat as crew or helm, and solve a variety of problems afloat.
(optional if Stage 3 was taken in a double hander.
Rigging, launching and recovery, sailing techniques and manoeuvres in crewed boats, recovering a man overboard.
If a family group or a number of people from the same family wish to attend any of these RYA courses. We recommend that you get in contact with us either via email or popping down to the club on a Saturday or a Sunday, and we will be happy to discuss the cost of any of these courses that you wish to attend with you.
Further information can be found on the RYA website https://rya.org.uk