Sailing Level 1 |
This course provides a
short introduction to sailing for novices. By the end of the course
participants should have a basic understanding of boat handling
techniques and background knowledge. It is recommended that all
participants consolidate this short introduction with the Basic
Skills Level 2 and Better Sailing Level 3 courses.
Has wind awareness. Knowledge
of spars and rigging, parts of the sail, sail controls and foils.
- Rope work
Can tie a figure of eight
knot, round turn and two half hitches and secure a rope to a cleat.
- Sailing Techniques and Manoeuvres
Has wind awareness
Has practical understanding of the following maneuvers: Reaching,
Stopping, Controlling speed, Tacking - turning the front of the boat through the wind, Getting out of irons, Sailing
upwind, Sailing downwind and Gybing - turning the back of the boat through the wind
- Launching and Recovery
Can secure a boat to a trolley
Understands the principles of: Wheeling a trolley clear of other boats and overhead cables, Launching and
leaving the shore, coming ashore and recovery of boat and Wind
- Sailing Theory and Background
Has awareness of other water users.
Has basic knowledge of rules of the road - power versus sail, port versus starboard, overtaking boat, windward boat.
- Clothing and Equipment
Knows importance of personal buoyancy
Has awareness of onshore and offshore winds
Knows sources of weather information and relevance of information.
- Capsize Recovery
Understands basic theory (dry land or waist deep water capsize) and importance of staying with boat.
- Course fees are inclusive of Instruction,
RYA logbook & certificate, use of equipment including wet suit,
buoyancy aid and protective clothing when necessary.
- Adults £165.00. Juniors up to and
including age 16 yrs £130.00.
Two adults booking together for the same
course same dates £300.00 (save £30)
- Family Group of four, Adults & Juniors
- Group of six adults or adults and juniors mixed