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Home / Training / Youth Dinghy Sailing / RYA Stage 1,2,3,4

RYA Stage 1,2,3,4

RYA YOUTH SAILING SCHEME (£150 for non-members and £100 for members)

Most of the time our Stage 1, 2 and 3 courses are run in Toppers or Optimists on the gravel pit (depending on the size of the children on the course).  We spend as much time on the water learning and practising skills as possible during the course.  Stage 4 is run in a 2 man boat so we usually use Fevas for this course.  It is possible to complete stage 1 and then do a stage 2 course without any sailing practice between courses but we do encourage sailors to get some practice on the water before doing a stage 3 course.  Where this isnt possible we can run a stage 3 course over 3 days to give additional time to practice existing skills.


Stage 1

This is a 2-day course and suitable for complete beginners who want to try sailing. By the end of this course, you will have a basic understanding of how boat sails and have some practical experience of steering and handling the boat.

Stage 2

This is a 2-day course which follows on from stage one course. By the end of the course, you will have a range of sailing skills and be well on the way to being a confident small boat sailor.

Stage 3

This course further develops young sailors to the point of becoming confident young sailors rather than a beginner. By the end of the course, you should be able to rig, launch your boat and sail it in any direction.

Stage 4

This course gives young sailors a chance to put skills from stage 3 into practice in a double-handed boat. By the end of this course, you should be able to solve a variety of problems afloat and completing this course is the entry point for advanced courses.

Dates and times of each course are listed HERE


   

Last updated 4:05pm on 21 June 2021

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