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RYA Level 2 Basic Skills

26th - 27 August

RYA Level 2 Basic Skills

Course Duration - Minimum 2 days or spread over 16 hours You could combine Levels 1 and 2 in a 5 day programme.

Previous Experience - This course is the next step for those who have completed RYA Level 1 or those who have done some sailing in the past.

Minimum Age 16

Course Description

This course will help you gain more confidence and will build on the experience you have already gained. You will learn more techniques for controlling your boat and how to adapt to a greater variety of situations. We will introduce you to racing and teach you some of the techniques for making your boat sail faster. You will also learn more about keeping yourself and your crew safe. The course will be taught by professional RYA instructors in a friendly and practical manner.

The course will cover:
How to rig a dinghy according to the weather
Able to reef the dinghy ashore
Learning easy knots and ropework
Sailing in all directions
Capsize recovery
Launching and returning to a jetty or lake side
Man overboard
Essential safety knowledge
Launching and recovery
Basics of racing

On completion of the level 2 course you'll be a competent light wind sailor and be able to enjoy the freedom and beautiful scenery Ullswater provides.

Next Steps

The best way to develop your skills further is initially to get out sailing as much as possible. When you feel ready to learn some more then you can book onto our Level 3, Better Sailing, course. This will build on your Level 2 skills and knowledge and introduce you to some of the advanced sailing modules. 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 11:13pm on 11 January 2021

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