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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 1RYA Level 2RYA Level 3RYA Start Racing
OverviewIntroducing you sailing with all you need to know to get afloat under supervisionSetting out the foundations of sailing for youConsolidating skills and trying new onesThe fundamentals of getting off the start line and round the course
Assumed knowledgeNoneSailing skills to the standard of Level 1Sailing skills to the standard of Level 2Sailing and knowledge to at least the standard of the Level 2 course
Minimum duration2 days2 days2 daysEquivalent of 16 hours
Minimum age16161616
Course contentHow to sail in all directions, including an awareness of launching and recoveringRigging, launching, sailing in all directions. Capsize recovery and essential safety knowledgeCoaching of level 1 and 2 skills and taster sessions from more advanced modulesAll the skills required to start club racing, including how to maximise boat speed and outwit your opponents
Ability after courseAble to sail in light winds under supervisionAble to sail and make decisions in good conditionsMore confident in sailing skills and techniques, and ready to progress onto the advanced modulesAble to take part in club racing in good conditions

Level 1/2 course fees for 2020: 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 1Youth Stage 2Youth Stage 3Youth Stage 4
OverviewAn 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 knowledgeNoneStage 1, or equivalent experienceStage 2, or equivalent experienceStage 3, or equivalent experience
Minimum duration2 days2 days2 days2 days
Minimum age8888
Course contentLaunching and recovery, steering, parts of the boat, basic sailingBasic sailing skills, ropework, collision avoidanceRigging, launching and recovery, sailing techniques, capsize recovery, sailing theoryRigging, launching and recovery, sailing techniques and manoeuvres in crewed boats, recovering a man overboard
Ability after courseAble to steer and understand basic principlesAble to tack and control boat speed, and understand basic principlesAble to launch and sail a dinghy around a triangle in moderate conditionsCan 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: 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.

Last updated 16:08 on 26 October 2020

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