RYA Level 1

Start Sailing

RYA Level 1 involves practical work including:

  • Rigging a boat
  • Understanding and naming parts of the boat
  • Ropework
  • Lauching and Recovery
  • Sailing Techniques
  • Wind Awareness

No special clothing or equipment is required for this course but bringing a change of clothing is recommended. It can get cold out on the water so warm clothing should be considered. Your feet may get we so wear an old pair of trainers or pumps with a reasonable amount of grip. During the course guidance will be given on specialised clothing and equipment you may with to invest in, in the future. 

The practical work is supported by some classwork involving sailing theory and rules of the road. 

All training will be carried out by RYA Dinghy Instructors and the club is a recognised RYA Training centre.