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RYA sailing centre at Brightlingsea Sailing Club
All courses are run from Brightlingsea Sailing Club
 
 
 





RYA Beginner Courses

These 4-5 day Beginner Dinghy Sailing Courses, designed and run for adults, have proved very popular over the last 3 years.Resulting in the RYA Level 1 and Level 2 sailing qualification these courses are an excellent introduction to sailing or a way to gain confidence and brush up your skills.
BeginnerLevel 1 is aimed at the absolute beginner. It provides an introduction to sailing including how to sail in all directions and an awareness of launching and recovery. By the end of the two days you will be able to sail in light winds under supervision.
Beginner Level 2 is aimed at those with Level 1 or equivalent experience. Its aim is to consolidate your basic knowledge of sailing, develop an awareness of safety and by the end of the course to be capable of sailing a dinghy without an instructor on board in light winds.The courses run from approximately 09.30 to 17.00 each day and are led by a Senior RYA instructor. As a good starter to dinghy sailing it is advised that you take both level 1 and level 2.
 
Craig coaching youngsters at Brightlingsea Sailing Club
1 to 1 Tuition
 If you cannot find exactly what you want with our programmed courses or want to learn in a different style why not take advantage of our individual tuition at any level. Each tuition session lasts 2 hours and takes place with a qualified RYA instructor.
1:1 tuition can work for novices who want close instruction, intermediate sailors looking to progress their sailing confidence and advanced sailors looking to develop particular skills. Why not give Craig a call and work out a sailing development plan that suits you.
 
Refresher/Development Sailing Sessions
Skills Development Sessions are for members who have attended basic training courses with the Sailing School or who are looking to gain confidence by sailing with a small group of others.
Guidance and encouragement rather than detailed tuition is the format here with limited numbers and an RYA qualified instructor to help you. Each session lasts 2 hours and costs £30.
 
Sailing can be fun and very wet.
 
 
 
RYA Beginner Courses - Youth (Stages 1&2) (Stages 3&4)
These four-day courses cover a wide range of dinghy sailing skills, leaving you well on the way to becoming a confident small boat sailor. Students are aged between 8 - 16 years to start on these courses.
The beginner stages 1 & 2 will incorporate launching and recovery, steering, parts of the boat, basic sailing and collision avoidance. Stages 3 & 4 provides instruction in rigging, sailing techniques, capsize recovery/man overboard and sailing theory. By the end of these youth courses students will be able to launch and return to the beach and sail around a triangle course in moderate conditions.
The courses run from approximately 09.30 to 16.00 each day and are led by a Senior RYA instructor with a limited student to instructor ratio.

 
Cadets having fun on the water.
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