RYA Level 1

What will I be doing? For this two day beginners sailing course no previous sailing experience is needed, but applicants must be able to swim 50 metres. It will normally use our single handed Topper sailing dinghies, but we may also use our large Wayfarers or Laser Picos. Don’t worry; you will be closely supervised by a safety boat in case you have any problems.

When can I come? Choose from:

  • [A] Sunday 30th April and Monday 1st May.
  • [B] Sunday 28th and Monday 29th May.
  • [C] Sundays 2nd and 9th July.
  • [D] Sundays 2nd and 10th September.

We start at 9.00 am and finish at 4.00 pm.

 How much will it cost? £36.00 which includes the RYA logbook and certificate.

Essential information: Participants should be able to swim 50m as per Scout rules. Everyone needs to bring a complete change of clothing and a towel. It is important to wear warm clothing for water activities, as it feels cooler on the water. Green Withens is situated high on the moors and is often colder than less exposed sites. Plenty of warm clothing and a waterproof jacket and overtrousers or similar windproof outer garments and a woolly hat are necessary. Old trainers or similar soft footwear, with socks should be worn. Wetsuits will be provided, but over trousers must be brought to protect them. If it happens to be warm and sunny don’t forget a sunhat and suntan lotion.

There is no drinking water on site, please bring your own drinks and snacks.

Course Documents:

RYA Level 1 Handout

RYA Level 1 Application Form

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