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RYA NSS Start Sailing & Basic Skills (Level 1 & 2) and RYA YSS (Levels 1 - 4) - Spring Course   iCal entry for this event

Royal Yachting Association National Sailing Scheme  Start Sailing & Basic Skills (Level 1 - 2)

Royal Yachting Association Youth Sailing Scheme Level 1 - 4

Spring Course (mid May to early June)

This training course is aimed at complete beginners, but if you have not sailed for many years or just want a refresher, you are also welcome.

It will run over a three evenings in May, the week of the May Bank Holiday half term week, with a final evening the following week.  It is all run outside of normal working hours.

 

Dates: 

Date

Day

Time

Remarks

12/05/20

Tuesday

18.30 - 20.30

Shore Session

19/05/20

Tuesday

18.30 - 20.30

On the water

22/05/20

Friday

18.30 - 20.30

On the water

23/05/20

Saturday

09.30 – 17.00

On the water

24/05/20

Sunday

09.30 – 17.00

On the water

25/05/20

Monday

09.30 – 17.00

On the water

26/05/20

Tuesday

18.30 - 20.30

On the water

27/05/20

Wednesday

18.30 - 20.30

On the water

28/05/20

Thursday

18.30 - 20.30

On the water

29/05/20

Friday

18.30 - 20.30

On the water

30/05/20

Saturday

09.30 – 17.00

On the water (PM Optional Race)

31/05/20

Sunday

09.30 – 17.00

Spare Day (Optional Cruise)

02/06/20

Tuesday

18.30 - 20.30

Shore Session (Theory & Knot Test)

 

Equipment/Clothing - Students are required to provide their own buoyancy aids, wet suits and windproof/waterproof clothing.  Buoyancy aids must comply with EN 393/ISO 12402-5 at the 50 Newton level.  They should fit the user securely so that, once immersed, they do not slide up the body of the user.  Crotch straps should be used if appropriate. Buoyancy aids will be checked to ensure they meet these standards.  Any queries should be directed to the Chief Instructor (Sailing).

 

Assessment - Students will be assessed on a continuous basis throughout the period of the course.  However, to ensure that a full spectrum of knowledge has been gained there will be a simple written test on the last evening.  Following the written test students will be asked to demonstrate their knowledge of the knots that have been taught during the course.

 

Capsize Righting - Having practical knowledge of how to right a capsized dinghy is a requirement of the course. Capsize righting drills are dependent on appropriate wind and sea conditions.  For this reason the drills cannot be programmed in advance.  The Instructional team will select an appropriate time during the course and, following a thorough, on shore briefing, will conduct the drills with each student.

 

Inclement weather - If sailing is cancelled or postponed, the opportunity will be taken to cover relevant aspects of shore training. 

 

Certificates - On completion of the course students will be awarded certificates appropriate to the level they have achieved.

 

Fees - The standard cost of the course is £82 which includes an RYA Start Sailing Handbook, RYA Log Book and RYA Certificate.

It is necessary to have the RYA Start Sailing Handbook, however, if you already in possession of the RYA Start Sailing Handbook please select the reduced price 'no handbook' price. 

 

Places are limited on this course; apply early to avoid disappointment!

If you have any queries please don't hesitate to contact me. Please select the course below and complete the Training Form to reserve your place.

 

Training Course Cancellation Policy - All payments for training courses at Seafarers Sailing Club must be made to the Treasurer.  Applications will not be confirmed until the relevant course fee has been paid.

Applicants who cancel their booking more than 28 days before the course start date will have their course fee refunded in full.

Applicants who cancel their booking less than 28 days before the course start date will not normally have their fee refunded.  In special cases applicants may seek a refund by writing to the Training Secretary.  In all cases the decision of the RYA Principal will be final. 

Applicants should note that Joining Fees and Membership fees are dealt with by the Membership Secretary in accordance with Section 3 of the Club Rules.   

 

Location: Seafarers Sailing Club

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Description RYA Level 1/2
Date 12-05-2020
Availability until 10-05-2020
Places available 4
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Type Price    
RYA Start Sailing/Basic Skills (including handbook) £82
RYA Start Sailing/Basic Skills (no handbook) £76