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Sail Training Week 2020

Based on the Government's advice and guidance on the developing situation the RYA has suspended all RYA organised events, instructor courses and re-validations until at least 31 May; this date will be regularly reviewed.

No final decision regarding Sail Training Week has been made at this point. Should it prove possible to go ahead with Sail Training Week in August we will.

These are the courses which we will be offering in Sail Training Week
(17th August to 21st August 2020.)

The emphasis will be on having fun whilst learning to sail and becoming a confident sailor. Please note that taking a course is not a guarantee that you will pass all of the components but you will definitely get elements signed off by your dinghy instructor.

Cadets must be 8 years old by 21st August 2020 to take part in the RYA courses.

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If you are not sure about which course to take
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YSS Stage 1 & 2: £180

A combined YSS Stage 1 & 2 Course.

Aim: By the end of this course, the student will have a range of sailing skills and background knowledg.They will be well on their way to being a confident small boat sailor. If you have not done a lot of sailing and did this course last year, you may want to repeat it so that you are confident enough to go onto Stage 3.

This course will be completed in Oppies and H10s

YSS Stage 3: £200

YSS Stage 3 is the natural progression from Stage 2.

YSS Stage 3 is the natural progression from Stage 2. Aim: Having completed Stage 3 you will be able to sail in any direction, rig and launch your boat, with these skills and knowledge you are a sailor and not a beginner. This course will be conducted in Pico's.

It is advisable that to progress onto this course, you have done some sailing beyond completing Stage 2. Also, you will need to be big enough to be able to sail a Pico by yourself. You can repeat this course to make sure you are confident enough to go onto Stage 4.

YSS Stage 4: £200

YSS Stage 4, this is the natural progression from Stage 3.

Aim: When you have completed Stage 4 you have the skills to sail a double-handed boat as crew and helm and solve a variety of problems afloat. This is the natural entry point to the advanced modules. It is advisable that you have completed some sailing beyond Stage 3 before starting Stage 4. It is possible to retake this course to improve your confidence.

This course will be completed in RS Fevas.

NSS Level 1 & 2 Adults: £200

This course is for adults (16+) who want to learn to sail with likeminded beginners away from young eyes and their helpful comments.

Aim: An introduction to sailing, covering the RYA NSS Level 1 Start Sailing and NSS Level 2 Basic Skills modules. On completion of this course you will have the basic knowledge of sailing and be capable of sailing without an instructor on board in light winds. Capsize recovery will be conducted in a controlled manner.

This course offers a variety of boats to sail including Swans, RS Quest, maybe single handers and options around the 420.

Cadets Advanced Courses 1 - Seamanship/Day Sailing: £200

This course is for cadets who have completed Stage 4 and want to advance their skills. The course will take place in two handed boats but there may be an opportunity to sail single handed. The day sailing will depend on weather conditions during the week. The course will follow the advanced RYA modules.

Cadets Advanced Courses 2 - Laser Coaching/Start Racing: £200

This course is for cadets who want to build on their sailing techniques so they can take part in club racing or beyond. The course will take place in Lasers and it will follow the RYA advanced module Start Racing.

Adults Advanced Course - NSS Level 3: £200

This course is for adults who have completed NSS Level 1 & 2 and want to progress with their sailing. It will follow the RYA course and will be sailed in a variety of boats so that you can get a range of experience.

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Last updated 15:13 on 30 June 2020

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