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Scammonden Water Sailing Club

Sailing Level 2 course.


Course Background

Our 2 day RYA Level Two Course (also know as Better Skills) builds on the knowledge gained during the Level 1 course  It is the first part of the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) training scheme and its aim is to ensure successful sailors will be safety conscious, have a basic knowledge of sailing and be competent in light / medium winds with a range of dinghies and without an instructor. As part of this course you will be introduced to manoeuvring the craft as well as sailing it around a larger course. During the course, you will learn all the key skills required to get afloat without supervision in light and medium winds in a Single or Double Handed dinghy. We use a mix of Laser Pico’s and Wayfarer dinghies on our courses.


The RYA Level Two course is not designed for beginners and it is expected that you will have successfully completed a Level One course in advance.


What you will need

On the first day, we would ask if you can arrive at the club by around 9:30am with a view to starting the course from 9:45am.

Our Instructors will provide you with a safety briefing and explain the course content on the morning of the course. We will be ordering and providing you with course work book and certificates on the day.


Covid 19:

IMPORTANT: Please do not attend any face-to-face training courses if you, or anyone you have come into contact with in the last 10 days who have symptoms suggestive of Covid-19 such as a new continuous cough, fever or loss of taste or smell or if you have come into contact with someone with coronavirus or coronavirus symptoms.



The minimum age for Sailing Courses is 8 years old.



•             Buoyancy Aids to be worn at all times on the water

•             Trainers that are ok to get wet (wear socks to avoid rubbing & for warmth)

•             Leggings/joggers or similar

•             A warm jumper eg a Fleece and an old T shirt

•             Swimwear

•             A windproof top (eg Cagoul)

•             A hat


What else to bring:

We recommend that you bring the following with you on each day of the course:


-             Clothing suitable for the Weather Conditions (see above)

-             Spare clothes – especially dry socks to change into if needed;

-             A buoyancy Aid – please note, we can provide these if you do not have one;

-             Lunch and drinks for each day (water and tea/coffee is provided);

-             Pens and paper.


Whilst I am sure we will endeavour to keep you fairly dry throughout the course, the weather forecast may have other ideas, so please check before the course and bring the right clothing to suit the conditions!


If you have any further questions between now and the date of the course, please do not hesitate to contact the key contact for the course on the below details.


Key Contacts

Ian Turrell

SWSC Training Centre Principal




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RYA Better Skills Level 2 23-04-2022 closed 6
RYA Better Skills Level 2 09-07-2022 6
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Type Price    
Non Members £150
Club Members £80
Children (Under 16) £80