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RYA Dinghy Stage 3

5 Mornings: £195.00RYA Logo

5 Afternoons: £195.00

2 Days: £175.00

1 Day Practice Sail: £95.00


Stage 3 is suitable for someone who has already completed Stage 1 & 2 and is looking for the next step
to give them the confidence to sail on their own. This course will assume that you have taken part in additional sailing to RYA Stages 1 and 2, such as the sailing days we run, as this level covers more advanced skills that require more practice.

You will mainly be sailing in one of our more advanced Hartley Dinghies such as the 10 or 12.

 

Aim

Having completed Stage 3 you will be able to sail in any direction, rig and launch your boat. Your skills and knowledge mean that you can regard yourself as a sailor, not a beginner.

 

Courses are conducted from our innovative dinghy pontoon in the river. Students are transported to the pontoon in one of the safety boats. Relatives and friends can walk along on a nice day from our offices to the river wall and view the pontoon and kids sailing opposite the marina entrance.

East Anglian Sea School dinghy courses safely enable young students to further their sailing experience by teaching them to fine-tune their skills to account for tides. The unique location also encourages awareness of other marine traffic on the busy River Orwell whilst under the watchful eye on the instructors and safety boat. This knowledge will aid future sailing within the higher levels of the RYA scheme and progression on to larger boats and yachts. 

 

If any of the dates below are shown as full and you wish to join the course please contact the office to check availability, as depending on level of ability we may be able to take more on the course. 

Dates

5 Mornings or Afternoons Course

This course takes place over five mornings or afternoons (Monday to Friday) from 9:30-12:30 or 13:30 - 16:30 each day.

Mornings

24 July '17Places
31 July '17Places
07 August '17Places
14 August '17Places
21 August '17Places

Afternoons

24 July '17Places
31 July '17Places
07 August '17Places
14 August '17Places
21 August '17Places

 

2 Day Course

Two full days from 9:30-16:30 with an hour for lunch, the student is expected to bring their own packed lunch.

24 July '17Places
27 July '17Places
31 July '17Places
03 August '17Places
07 August '17Places
10 August '17Places
14 August '17Places
17 August '17Places
21 August '17Places
24 August '17Places
29 August '17Places
23 October '17Places

 

1 Day Practice Sail

These one day practice sail sessions are great for those wanting to brush up sailing skills to make the jump from Stage 2 to Stage 3 in a safe environment to enhance and improve confidence whilst still having an instructor on hand for if you should need some gentle guidance.

26 July '17Places
02 August '17Places
09 August '17Places
16 August '17Places
23 August '17Places

 

Next Step

RYA Stage 4

 

Stage 3 Syllabus

Practical

Rigging

launching and

recovery

Can rig, launch and recover in an offshore wind. Can reef a dinghy ashore according to weather conditions. Can store a dinghy ashore.

Ropework

Can tie a bowline, clove hitch and rolling hitch.

Sailing techniques

and manoeuvres

Can demonstrate the basic principles of: the five essentials- sail setting, balance, trim, course made good and centerboard. Sailing on all points of sailing on a triangular course. Tacking upwind. Gybing from a training run. Righting a small capsized dinghy as helm/crew. Coming alongside a moored boat. Prepare for/take up tow from a power craft. Picking a mooring.

Racing

Understands the course and starting procedure.

Sailing Background

Sailing manoeuvres

Understands how to recover a man overboard. Understands the points of sailing.

General

Understands how sail works - basic aerodynamics. Knows basic terminology for use afloat (windward, leeward, bear away, luff up). Understands the importance of clear communication aboard. Understands lee shore dangers and sailing in close company with other water users. Understands advice to inland sailors for coastal sailing. Knows the importance of personal safety and telling someone ashore. Understands the dangers of hypothermia and the importance of first aid training.

Rules of the road

Knows the basic rules of the road - Port/Starboard, windward boat and overtaking boat.

Meteorology

Knows how to obtain a weather forecast. Understands Beaufort Wind Scale. Knows when to reef.

Clothing and equipment

Understands the importance of personal safety equipment. Boat buoyancy. Basic safety equipment e.g. anchor, paddle, bailer.

 

 

 

 

 

East Anglian Sea School Ltd.
Tel: 01473 659992    Email: sales@eastanglianseaschool.com