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Improvers' and advanced courses 

Following on from the early courses in both the National Sailing Scheme and the Youth Sailing Scheme, you can choose one of our five advanced modules to suit your sailing interests. These are available to both adults and young people. Each course can be taken in a dinghy, small keelboat or multihull (click here for an explanation).

Generally, you will be ready for these courses if you have completed Level 2 or 3 of the National Sailing Scheme, or Stage 3 or 4 of the Youth Sailing Scheme, and have had some practice too.

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Improvers' and advanced courses


Seamanship Skills

How to handle a boat in all circumstances and solve problems afloat

Day Sailing

Passage planning and decision making for small boat cruising

Sailing with Spinnakers

Everything you need to know about sailing with conventional or asymmetric spinnakers

Performance Sailing

Improve your boat handling and confidence in performance dinghies
Assumed knowledge Sailing skills to the standard of the Level 2 course Skills and background knowledge to at least the standard of the Level 2 course Sailing and background knowledge to the standard of the Level 2 course Competent boat handling - probably at least one full season after completing Level 2
Minimum duration 2 days 2 days 2 days 2 days
Course content Launching and recovering the boat in different circumstances, stopping, reducing sail, recovering a man overboard, anchoring Preparing and planning for a day cruise, pilotage and decision making including adverse conditions How to rig the boat, gybe and recover one type of spinnaker, either conventional or asymmetric. How to sail the best possible course downwind Coaching to improve your sailing, primarily in two person boats with spinnakers
Ability after course Able to handle a wide range of situations afloat Able to plan and execute a cruise, depending on conditions Able to use one type of spinnaker, conventional or asymmetric Able to sail faster and more efficiently in all conditions
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Dinghy

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Dinghy

Multihull

Keelboats

 

Dinghy

Multihull

Keelboats

Dinghy

Multihull

Keelboats

May we recommend?

RYA National Sailing Scheme Syllabus and Logbook Books £6.49
RYA Dinghy Sailing - Advanced Handbook Books £11.49
RYA Better Sailing DVD CD-ROM and Learning Tools £11.99