Our next RYA Level 2 Course will run on Monday evenings in July to August 2021.
Dates to be confirmed when COVID restrictions allow.
Building on Level 1, this course adds more rigour and theory to the basic principles already learned with the aim of teaching you to sail independently. A next step in sailing – Open to Members only – £25.
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By the end of the course, the successful sailor will be safety conscious, have a basic knowledge of sailing and be capable of sailing a dinghy without an instructor on board in light winds.
|Rigging||Rigging a dinghy according to weather conditions. Reefing ashore.|
|Ropework||Bowline, Clove Hitch, Reef Knot|
|Launching/ recovery||Storage of dinghies ashore. Launching and recovery. Paddling/rowing. Coming alongside and making fast.|
|Sailing techniques/ manoeuvres||The five essentials – sail setting, balance, trim, centreboard and course made good. Leaving/returning to beach, jetty or morring. Coming alongside a moored boat. Basic rules of the road. Awareness of lee shore dangers. Sailing in close company with others. Man overboard recovery.|
|Capsize recovery||Practical experience of one method. Knowledge of one other procedure.|
|Racing||The course. Starting procedure.|
|Sailing theory||Points of sailing. No go zone. Basic aerodynamic theory. Sea sailing. Inland sailing. Local byelaws, permits. Overhead power lines. First aid and resuscitation.|
|Meteorology||Sources of information. Weather and shipping forecasts. When to reef.|
|Clothing/ equipment||Personal safety – clothing and buoyancy. Boat buoyancy and basic equipment. Safety equipment. Action to help those in distress.|