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Adult L1 taster

Dinghy Taster

Our 2 hour sessions are the perfect way to get a taste of sailing. Once you have received an introduction to the boat's controls, the group will take to the water to experience for the first time what it's like to go sailing, under the close supervision of the RYA instructor.

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Adult L1

RYA Level 1: Start Sailing

The RYA Level 1: Start Sailing course assumes that the student has not sailed before and is normally conducted in Laser Picos. After you have learnt to rig the boat and received an introduction to the boat's controls, the group will take to the water to experience for the first time what it's like to helm a sailing dinghy alone, under the close supervision of the RYA instructor(s).

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Adult L4

RYA Level 2: Basic Skills

The RYA Level 2: Basic Skills course at Queen Mary assumes that the student has previously acheived the RYA Level 1: Start Sailing certificate. This course builds on the skills learned, introduces new ones and supports you along the way to becoming an independant sailor.

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Adult L2

RYA Level 3: Better Sailing

The RYA Level 3: Better Sailing assumes that the student has previously acheived the RYA Level 2: Basic Skills certificate. By the end of this course, you will be safety conscious and capable of sailing without an instructor on board in moderate conditions. Successful completion of this course is the ideal preparation (and pre-requisite) for starting the RYA Advanced Modules. The course is normally completed in double handed dinghies.

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Adult L3

RYA Seamanship Skills

Through this course you will see a real improvement in your doublehander helming skills and boat positioning, by focusing on manoeuvres and seamanship decisions. Manoeuvres include sailing backwards, sailing with no rudder or centreboard, anchoring, reefing afloat, recovery of a man overboard and being towed.

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Adult LSpin

RYA Sailing with Spinnakers

You will learn how to handle a modern asymmetric spinnaker, covering power zones and boat speed, balance, and how to hist, gybe and drop a spinnaker. The course follows the RYA Sailing With Spinnakers syllabus from the National Sailing Scheme.

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Adult L5

RYA Performance Sailing

This is the ultimate top-end dinghy course in high performance boats which combine large sail plans and asymmetric spinnakers with trapezes to deliver the ultimate thrill of high speed sailing once you have mastered how to control it all! By the end of the course you will be more confident in a high performance dinghy, both at high speeds on the water and with the tricks of launching and recovering unstable performance boats.

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Adult Race

RYA Start Racing

You will learn and develop a range of skills required for understanding dinghy racing and getting out onto the race course for the first time. An experienced RYA Racing Instructor will take you through the race signals and start sequence, how to start a race and sail the course, mark roundings, racing rules, tactics and boat tuning.

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Adult LCat

Catamaran Conversion Course

Experience the thrill of sailing fast catamarans, and how to handle their speed and power, to endorse your RYA Level 2 certificate with multihull recognition.

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Adult Lgroup

Group Sail Coaching

Tell the instructor what you would like to focus on - this session is ideal if you want to brush off the cobwebs, try a new dinghy under supervision, get into a doublehander for the first time, or work on a skill or manoeuvre that you've been struggling to grasp. Suitable for those with RYA Level 2.

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