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RYA Level 1 Start Sailing

23rd - 25 August

RYA Level 1 Start Sailing

Course Duration Minimum 2 days or spread over 16 hours
The Level 1 course takes a minimum of two days to cover but we often find that people enjoy taking 3 days to help to absorb the content and consolidate their learning. You could combine levels 1 and 2 in a 5-day programme

Previous Experience - None required

Minimum Age - 16

Course Description
If you have just decided that you would like to learn how to sail, or if you have been thinking of how to get out on the water for a while, this is the ideal course for you. Here at Ullswater Sailing School we offer everything you need to get afloat in a wonderful scenic and safe environment. This RYA Level 1 course is aimed at beginners and is a great introduction to the sport of sailing. The course will be taught by our professional RYA instructors in a friendly and practical manner.

The course will cover:
Wind awareness
Sail controls and parts of the boat
Rigging the boat
Knots and ropework
Sailing in all directions
Turning the boat
Controlling speed and stopping
Launching and recovery
Awareness of other water users
Clothing and equipment
Capsize recovery

On completion of the Level 1 course, you will be able to sail in all directions in light winds under supervision and be able to launch and recover a dinghy

Next Steps:

When you feel ready to learn some more then you can book onto our Level 2 Basic Skills course. This will build on your Level 1 skills and knowledge and move you towards more independent sailing. Your instructor can give you more information about this and other courses. The details are also in the RYA course brochure. https://www.rya.org.uk/SiteCollectionDocuments/training/Pathway%20leaflets/Dinghy%20Adult.pdf

Last updated 11:12pm on 11 January 2021

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