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Sailing (10-15 years)

Please scroll down to see all courses. For more information give us a call on 01784 248881. If you can't find any suitable dates, then give us a call and we will aim to arrange something specific just for you.


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Learn to Sail (10-15 years): Stage 1

The Learn to Sail course assumes that the student has not sailed before. We focus on RYA Stage 1 of the Youth Sailing Scheme and by the end of the week, the student will have basic understanding of how a boat sails, and some experience of steering and handling a boat.

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Improver Sailing (10-15 years): Stage 2

The improver course focusses on RYA Stage 2 of the curriculum. On achieving Stage 2 the student will have a range of sailing skills and background knowledge and be well on the way to being a confident small boat sailor.

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Improver Sailing (10-15 years): Stage 2/3

An Improver course at focusing on RYA Stage 2 and 3 of the curriculum. The student will gain a range of sailing skills and background knowledge and be well on the way to being a confident small boat sailor. 

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Improver Sailing (10-15 years): Stage 3

On achieving Stage 3, the student will be able to sail in any direction and rig and launch their own boat. It is quite normal for Stage 3 to take more than one Improver Sailing courses, largely depending on experience. 

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Sailing Competence: Stage 4

Sailing Competence focuses on RYA Stage 4 taught in double handed boats. This is the first course when the student gets to learn teamwork as a helm or crew as well as working in dinghies which have more than one sail. 

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Advanced Sailing

This course combines the two RYA courses, RYA Seamanship Skills and RYA Sailing with Spinnakers from the advanced skills curriculum.

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Cat & Asymmetric

This is a non-certificated course that gives more advanced sailors the chance to experience a new type of boat and hone their asymmetric spinnaker skills.

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Performance Sailing

This course follows the RYA Performance Sailing curriculum and is taught in larger double handed performance dinghies. The course gives the student the opportunity to be coached and practise their helming and crewing skills and work on better sailing performance.

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Start Racing

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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Intermediate Racing

This course follows the RYA Intermediate Racing curriculum and builds on the students basic racing skills, developing a greater awareness of the key principles of starting, boat handling, boat speed, strategy and tactics.

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