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RYA Adult Level 1/2 beginners dinghy sailing course (2 weekends 31 May - 2 June & 15 - 16 June)

31st May - 16 June

Summary details

RYA Level 1/2 Training - 5 days over 2 weekends.  No previous experience required.
Instructors:  Andy Mellors and Thom Britton

Friday 31 May - Sunday 2 June   and  Saturday 15 June - Sunday 16 June

31 May  0900 - 1630

1 June  0930 - 1700

2 June  1030 - 1800

15 June  0930 - 1700

16 June  1030 - 1800


Adult level 1/2 training courses are RYA Approved and run over 5 days.  Cost is £300 and is available to members only.

What is the course?

On completion of this course, you will have a basic knowledge of sailing and sailing in light winds without an instructor on board. Dinghy capsize recovery will be conducted in in a controlled manner, one boat at a time, with a rescue boat in attendance.

Those that hold a level 2 are then qualified to hire club dinghies when rescue boats are out.

What should I bring?

In essence you will need, clothes for the shore, clothes for sailing, your logbook and a way to make notes etc. It is always colder on the water than on land and you may be wet for many hours so make sure you have enough. A full kit list is available here:

Please bring the following items to your course. 

  • Lunch, water and snacks.  Light refreshments will be available during bar hours. Water and snacks may be taken afloat with you or in the coach boat.  
  • Pen and paper. 
  • Your logbook if you have one. 
  • Buoyancy Aid if you have one. 
  • Hat (cap or winter warm) 
  • Sunscreen 
  • Towel 
  • Dry change of clothes 
  • Old sneakers or water shoes.  Shoes must be closed toe and heel.  Flip flops are not allowed! 
  • Wetsuit or warm clothes and full waterproofs (you will get wet). 
  • Wind breaker or waterproof jacket 
  • Clothes appropriate for the weather of the day. It is much colder on the water so please dress over-warm, we can always put a layer in the coach boat. 

Where do I need to be?

Please meet at the club in the training room (big blue double doors to the left of the main entrance).

Last updated 6:00am on 20 June 2024

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