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RYA Start Sailing Level 1

2 Days£230.00


This course is for those who have zero or limited dinghy sailing experience. It is the first level on the RYA Adult dinghy scheme.   

The RYA Start Sailing Dinghy course provides a short introduction to sailing for novices. By the end of the course, participants will have a basic understanding of boat handling techniques and background knowledge. 

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.



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Course Syllabus 

Sailing Background- Can name basic parts of a boat (i.e. hull, mast, rudder, tiller, centerboard, sheets etc). Understands what action to take to help those in distress. Understands local hazards. Understands how to prepare for a tow.

Clothing and equipment - Understands personal safety and knows what to wear for sailing (including head and footwear.

Meteorology - Has knowledge of wind direction.



Rigging - Has wind awareness, knowledge of spars and rigging, parts of the sail, sail controls and foils

Ropework - Can tie a figure of eight, round turn and two half hitches and secure a rope to a cleat.

Sailing techniques and manoeuvres

  • Reaching - sailing across the wind
  • Stopping - lying-to
  • Controlling speed
  • Tracking - turning the front of the boat through the wind
  • Getting out of irons
  • Sailing upwind
  • Sailing downwind
  • Gybing - turning the back of the boat through the wind
East Anglian Sea School Ltd.
Tel: 01473 659992    Email: sales@eastanglianseaschool.com