RYA Seamanship Skills

On completion of this course, the successful cadet will be capable of manoeuvring a dinghy in a seamanlike manner and making seamanship decisions in moderate conditions.

It will be assumed that every cadet starting this course has already mastered the practical skills and absorbed the background knowledge required for Basic Skills Level 2.

Trained instructors, using appropriate supervision ratios with regard to the location and competence of the cadets, will give tuition. Much of the work afloat will be done without an instructor aboard. The emphasis is on increasing the self-reliance and decision making of the sailor.

Students will be informed of their individual progress throughout the course.

SECTION A: PRACTICAL

Ropework: Launching and recovery: Sailing techniques and manoeuvres - is able to: SECTION B: SAILING BACKGROUND

Sailing theory and background - understands the following terminology: Knows and can apply the following International Regulations for the Prevention of Collisions at Sea (IRPCS): Capsize recovery: Meteorology: SECTION C: COASTAL (optional): Experienced sailors direct assessment: