RYA Level One - Start Sailing

This course provides a short introduction to sailing for novices. By the end of the course, participants will have had 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.

For courses run in dinghies, the ratio of students to instructors should not exceed 6:1 when using single-handed dinghies or 3:1 in crewed dinghies.

SECTION A: PRACTICAL

Rigging: Ropework: Sailing techniques & manoeuvres: Launching & recovery: Understands the principles of: SECTION B: SAILING BACKGROUND

Sailing theory & background: Meteorology: Clothing & equipment: Capsize recovery: