Skills Level 2
On completion of this course, the successful sailor will be safety
conscious, have a basic knowledge of sailing and be capable of sailing
without an instructor on board in light winds. It will be assumed
that every student starting this course has already mastered the
practical skills and absorbed the background knowledge required
for Start Sailing Level 1. Both courses can be combined.
In dinghies, capsize recovery will be conducted in a controlled
manner, one boat at a time, with a suitable rescue boat in attendance.
The students' knowledge and ability will be assessed on a continuous
basis, though an oral interview or short written paper may be used
as the basis for theory assessment if required. Students will be
kept informed of their individual progress throughout the course.
Understands how to rig according to weather conditions.
Able to reef ashore
- Rope work
Can tie a bowline, clove hitch and reef knot.
- Sailing Techniques and Manoeuvres
Has basic practical understanding of the following: The Five Essentials - sail setting, balance, trim, course made good and centrboard and can sail around a short course using all points of sailing and crewing skills Leaving and returning to a beach, jetty or mooring. Coming alongside a moored boat.
Knows basic rules of the road; power/sail, port/starboard, windward boat, overtaking boat
Aware of lee shore dangers, sailing in close company with others and man overboard recovery.
- Launching and Recovery
Has knowledge of boat storage ashore, launching and recovery.
Able to paddle a sailing dinghy and row a boat around a short course, come alongside and make fast. can launch & recover a boat.
- Capsize Recovery.
Has practical experience of one method of righting a boat and knowledge of at least one other method.
- Sailing Theory and Background
Has knowledge of:
Points of sailing and No Go Zone.
How a sail works - basic aerodynamic theory.
Sea sailing - basic advice for inland sailors including taking local advice. Tide tables, tidal sequence of springs and neaps, ebb and flow.
The effect of wind direction and tidal flow on sailing conditions.
Speed over the ground with / against tidal flow.
Estuaries and harbour mouths - conditions and hazards.
Informing someone ashore.
Inland sailing - basic advice including local bylaws, permits, overhead power lines, locks and weirs.
The dangers of hypothermia and the importance of first aid training, particularly cardio pulmonary resuscitation.
Understands Beaufort Wind Scale.
Knows sources of relevant weather, inshore forecasts, when to reef.
- Clothing and Equipment.
Knows importance of personal safety, clothing and buoyancy, boat buoyancy and basic equipment depending on type of boat (may include anchor, paddle, bucket, bilge pump.
- Emergency equipment and precautions.
Knows importance of first aid kit and flares including stowage. Visual methods of attracting attention, action to help those in distress.
- Course fees are inclusive
of Instruction, RYA logbook & certificate, use
of equipment including wet suit, buoyancy aid and protective clothing
- 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
- Family Group of four, Adults & Juniors mixed £530.00
- Group of six adults or adults and juniors mixed £760.00