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RYA Basic Skills Level 2
2 Days: £230.00
|This course is the second part of the RYA training scheme and for those who have completed the RYA Level 1 Start Sailing course or have equivalent experience. The course takes place over one weekend.
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.
Tuition is provided by trained instructors, using appropriate supervision ratios i.e. 1:6 in single handed dinghies and 1:3 in crewed dinghies with an instructor on board.
In dinghies or multihulls, 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, although 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 through out the course.
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Sailing theory and background
Meteorology - Knows sources of weather and shipping forecasts, when to reef Understands Beaufort Wind Scale.
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.
Ropework - Can tie a bowline, clove hitch, reef knot and rolling hitch.
Sailing techniques and manoeuvres
Launching and recovery
Capsize recovery - Has practical experience of one method of righting a boat and knowledge of at least one other method.
Use of engine (if fitted)
Experienced sailors direct assessment
The candidate must present logged evidence of at least one full seasons sailing experience. He/she will satisfactorily complete all of the Practical section and while afloat, satisfactorily answer questions on the Sailing background section. Candidates seeking assessment on coastal waters will demonstrate a proper knowledge of the Coastal section