RYA Level 1 - Spring 2018

RYA Level 1 Start sailing - Starts 23rd April 2018 followed by alternate Tuesday and Monday evenings

An ideal introduction to sailing, spread over 5 weekday evenings so you really get time to build your confidence and ability

No previous experience necessary and at the start of the course an instructor is in the boat with you.

The course includes how to sail in all directions, including an awareness of launching and recovering.

By the end of the course you should be able to sail in light winds under supervision.

Price includes temporary membership of the club. You can get an entry pass to the water park when you produce your membership card at the park shop

Dates: Monday 23rd April, Tuesday 1st May, Tuesday 15th May, Monday 21st May & Tuesday 29th May

Timing: 6pm till 10pm


All RYA courses are based on the appropriate RYA Handbook and are designed to give you the skills, experience and confidence to gain your RYA certification. As the time on the course is limited, and to maximize the time gaining practical skills on the water, you may be asked to complete theory work at home or read ahead.


  • We suggest you wear layers of warm quick drying clothing (no denim!), protected by a wind/waterproof layer. To protect your feet and the boat wear canvas shoes / trainers / wet boots / sailing wellies. Unfortunately, bare feet, high heels, and gardening wellies are NOT allowed.
  • Please remember a hat and gloves for courses in cold weather along with sunscreen, a cap and cheap sunglasses with a restraining strap for warm weather courses.
  • Always bring a change of clothing and a towel with you, as there is a strong chance you will get wet!! Especially on capsize drill day.


Buoyancy Aids
You must always wear a buoyancy aid on jetties or while afloat in a boat. For the duration of the course you may borrow a club buoyancy aid from the training room but please ensure this is returned at the end of each session. After your course, you will be expected to provide your own buoyancy aid while sailing and powerboating.

Emergency contact
In case of an accident we have asked you for the details of your Next of Kin, please ensure this information is up to date.

If you are on medication that you think we may need to know about please tell us, also if you need an inhaler or epi pen please ensure these are easily accessible by Instructors in case you require them.

Pre existing injuries
Please inform your Senior Instructor of any injuries.


  • The course programme is not rigid. Weather conditions may mean alterations need to be made to the sequence of the course however all the listed exercises will be covered during the course.
  • RYA Handbooks and Logbooks will be issued as required (the cost is covered by the course fee) and you will get the appropriate certificate at the end of the course. Please ask your Instructor to sign off the stages of your progression in your Log Book after each session.
  • If you are having problems or are not happy with any aspect of the course, please discuss them with your Instructor, Senior Instructor or Training Principal.
  • Each person is individual; we expect them to progress at their own rate. We will help you to progress, and will work at a pace to suit you where appropriate.
  • We hope you will not have any complaints but please note if required we do have a formal complaints procedure, to investigate any issues.

And finally . . . .
The Club is indebted to the volunteers who are qualified RYA Instructors and who willingly give up their time to ensure we are able to offer these taster sessions. We love sailing and want to give you the chance to love it too.

Event details

Start date Monday, 23 April 2018
End date Tuesday, 29 May 2018
Availability 0
Price £100 per person