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RYA Dinghy Level 1 & 2

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These are RYA Accredited Courses comprised of two days for each level, over two individual weekends, for adults wanting to learn sailing in dinghies. It enables you to progress quickly from beginner to confident sailor in a controlled, safe and enjoyable environment.

Please note: All training sessions will be provided on club boats; RS Tera, RS Q'ba, RS Vision and Laser Bahia. Equipment will be provided if required (including wetsuits and buoyancy aids).

Additional Info

Course Title: RYA Dinghy Course Level 1 and RYA Dinghy Course Level 2

Course Description: Providing a sound introduction to the sport of sailing. You will learn boat handling skills and essential background knowledge. You will be safety conscious, have a basic knowledge of sailing and should be capable, after level 2, sailing without an instructor in light/medium winds.

Course Cost: £250 per each level for non MYC members e.g. Level 1 = £250. Level 2 = £250. This price includes single adult membership to MYC for one year.

Members of MYC cost - £150.

Ratio: 8 students : 3 Instructors

Course Duration: Each level is held over two consecutive days (one weekend or 2 days midweek)

What's Included: RYA Start Sailing beginners handbook & RYA National Sailing Scheme Syllabus and Logbook. The club will provide buoyancy aids and wetsuits if required.

Prior Knowledge/Experience:

Level 1: none

Level 2: RYA Dinghy level 1 certificate or the equivalent experience on tidal waters.

Next Steps after level 2: we offer level 3, spinnaker sessions and race training for beginners. As a member we sail every weekend, (tide permitting) throughout the year.

Ability after the course:

Level 1: The ability to sail in light/medium strength winds, in all directions. You will have an awareness of launching and returning to beach and pontoon.

Level 2: You will have experienced rigging, capsize recovery and essential safety knowledge, with an awareness of weather conditions, tides and able to sail and make decisions in good conditions.

Learning in a dinghy is a great way to start sailing. Single-handers (boats sailed by one person) are a popular choice and can be the quickest way to learn due to being lightweight and easy to rig and launch. If you don't fancy being in a boat alone, double-handers are larger boats designed to be sailed by two people, making it an enjoyable way to learn with others aboard. The choice is yours! At MYC we offer two courses, run simultaneously, Level 1 & Level 2.

Once you've mastered the basics, club racing is an excellent way to improve your sailing skills, MYC races on a Wednesday evening and Sunday morning.


Last updated 12:23 on 2 April 2022

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