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RYA sailing courses

South Cerney Sailing Club is an RYA Recognised Training Centre for Sailing and provides adult courses for RYA Level 1 and 2 and youth courses for RYA Stage 1, 2, 3, and 4. We run informal sessions on Saturday mornings using the club 420 boats which are open to all and a good way of getting further practice, or for a taster of what sailing is all about.  Please contact training@southcerneysailingclub.org.uk for more details.

  RYA Level 1 RYA Level 2 RYA Level 3 RYA Start Racing
Overview Introducing you sailing with all you need to know to get afloat under supervision Setting out the foundations of sailing for you Consolidating skills and trying new ones The fundamentals of getting off the start line and round the course
Assumed knowledge None Sailing skills to the standard of Level 1 Sailing skills to the standard of Level 2 Sailing and knowledge to at least the standard of the Level 2 course
Minimum duration 2 days 2 days 2 days Equivalent of 16 hours
Minimum age 16 16 16 16
Course content How to sail in all directions, including an awareness of launching and recovering Rigging, launching, sailing in all directions. Capsize recovery and essential safety knowledge Coaching of level 1 and 2 skills and taster sessions from more advanced modules All the skills required to start club racing, including how to maximise boat speed and outwit your opponents
Ability after course Able to sail in light winds under supervision Able to sail and make decisions in good conditions More confident in sailing skills and techniques, and ready to progress onto the advanced modules Able to take part in club racing in good conditions

Level 1/2 course fees for 2015: members £110; non-members £175. Includes RYA Logbook, certificate, all course materials and the loan of a buoyancy aid if needed.

Further information: please contact training@southcerneysailingclub.org.uk.

Course dates are for adult Level 1 and Level 2. We will run a Level 3 course alongside these, when there is demand. If you are interested in taking a Level 3 course then please contact training@southcerneysailingclub.org.uk.

  Youth Stage 1 Youth Stage 2 Youth Stage 3 Youth Stage 4
Overview An introductory course to give you a basic understanding of how a boat sails and to give you experience of steering and handling. By the end of this course you will have a range of sailing skills and background knowledge, and be well on your way to being a confident small boat sailor. By the end of this course you will be able to sail in any direction and rig and launch your boat. Your skills and knowledge will mean that you can regard yourself as a sailor, not a beginner. When you have acheived Stage 4 you will have the skills to sail a double-handed boat as crew or helm, and solve a variety of problems afloat.
Assumed knowledge None Stage 1, or equivalent experience Stage 2, or equivalent experience Stage 3, or equivalent experience
Minimum duration 2 days 2 days 2 days 2 days
Minimum age 8 8 8 8
Course content Launching and recovery, steering, parts of the boat, basic sailing Basic sailing skills, ropework, collision avoidance Rigging, launching and recovery, sailing techniques, capsize recovery, sailing theory Rigging, launching and recovery, sailing techniques and manoeuvres in crewed boats, recovering a man overboard
Ability after course Able to steer and understand basic principles Able to tack and control boat speed, and understand basic principles Able to launch and sail a dinghy around a triangle in moderate conditions Can launch and return to a beach, jetty or mooring, and sail a crewed dinghy around a triangle in moderate conditions

Youth Stage 1, 2, 3 & 4 course fees for 2015: members £80, non-members £110. Includes RYA Logbook, certificate, all course materials and the loan of a buoyancy aid if needed.

Further information: please contact training@southcerneysailingclub.org.uk.

Course dates are for Stage 1 and Stage 2. We will run a Stage 3 or Stage 4 course alongside these, based on whether there is any demand. If you are interested in taking a Youth Stage 3 or 4 course then please contact training@southcerneysailingclub.org.uk.

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