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Dinghy Level 1

Aim

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. It is recommended that all participants consolidate this short introduction with the Basic Skills Level 2 course.

Tuition is provided by trained instructors, using appropriate supervision ratios i.e. 1:6 in single handed dinghies and 1:3 or 1:2 in crewed dinghies with an instructor on board.

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Dinghy Level 2

Aim

On completion of this course, the successful sailor will be safety conscious, have a basic knowledge of sailing and be capable of sailing without an instructor on board in light winds. It will be assumed that every student starting this course has already mastered the practical skills and absorbed the background knowledge required for Start Sailing Level 1. Both courses can be combined.
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.

In dinghies or multihulls, capsize recovery will be conducted in a controlled manner, one boat at a time, with a suitable rescue boat in attendance.
The students knowledge and ability will be assessed on a continuous basis, although an oral interview or short written paper may be used as the basis for theory assessment if required. Students will be kept informed of their individual progress through out the course.