RYA Level 2

Our next RYA Level 2 Course will run on Monday evenings from 1st July to 19th August 2019.

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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To check availability or for further information please contact: trainingbookings@nottinghamsailing.club.

Course Syllabus

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.