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RYA Day Sailing
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This Day Sailing course is about preparing and planning for a day cruise, including pilotage and decision making due to varying conditions.
On completion of this course, the successful sailor will have a confident, safe approach to planning and executing a short cruise in a dingy, keelboat or multihull.
It is assumed that every student starting this course has already mastered the practical skills and absorbed the background knowledge required for Basic Skills Level 2. In addition, sailors wishing to cruise independently should ensure that they understand and can carry out the manoeuvres in the Seamanship Skills part of the National Sailing Scheme.
2 Day Course
The course will be supervised by a Coastal Senior Instructor and will be conducted on coastal waters.
Tuition will be given by trained instructors, using appropriate supervision ratios with regard to the location and competence of the students. The course will include the planning and execution of a short cruise.
Students will be kept informed of their individual progress throughout the course.
Candidates who hold the RYA Day Skipper Shore Based Course Completion Certificate or a higher level RYA cruising award may gain exemption from the chart work part of Navigation in the Sailing Background section that follows.
Sailing theory and background
Has knowledge of boat handling in strong winds and difficult conditions (practical where possible)
Can plan a day's cruise in coastal waters, including knowledge of:
Has a basic knowledge of first aid - those holding a valid first aid certificate are exempt from this item
Knows sources of information on weather patterns for the day. Understands main characteristics of high and low pressure systems and simple interpretation of synoptic charts. Has awareness of changing weather conditions
Sailing techniques and manoeuvres
Experienced sailors direct assessment
The candidate must present logged evidence of at least two seasons sailing experience. He/she will complete all of the Practical section and while afloat, demonstrating a competent, purposeful and safe approach. He/she will answer questions on the Sailing Background section and where ever possible demonstrate skills satisfactorily afloat and ashore.