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Dinghy Courses 2017

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£10 per annum (Direct Debit)

Practical Courses:

£25 - £50

Instructor Courses

£50

Accommodation

£6 per night

Contact the CentreLearn to sail with the best RYA qualified instructors

Jed Cunningham
Centre Manager
Glebe House
Church Road
Thorney Island
Emsworth
Hampshire
PO10 8DS

Mob: 07516 001776
Tel: (Civ): 01243 388315
Mil: 94295 8315
Enquiries: sailarmy@btconnect.com

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Which BASIC SAILING course is right for you?

 

START SAILING
Introducing you sailing with all you need to know to get afloat under supervision

BASIC SAILING
Setting out the foundations of sailing for you

BETTER SAILING
Consolidating skills and trying new ones 

Assumed knowledge

None

Sailing skills to the standard of Level 1

Sailing skills to the standard of Level 2

Minimum duration

2 days

2 days, but is often combined with the Level 1 course into a 4 or 5 day course

2 days or equivalent

Minimum age

18

18

18

Course content

How to sail in all directions, including an awareness of launching and recovering

Rigging, launching, sailing in all directions. Capsize recovery and essential safety knowledge

Coaching of level 1 and 2 skills and taster sessions from the advanced modules

Ability after course

Able to sail in light winds under supervision

Able to sail and make decisions in good conditions

More confident in sailing skills and techniques, and ready to progress onto the advanced modules

START SAILING
working towards Basic Sailing

Introducing you to sailing with all you need to know to get afloat under supervision Setting out the foundations of sailing for you. We aim ti complete the Basic Sailing syllabus during the week if conditions allow.

Course No:

Course Dates:

Duration:

Costs:

Remarks:

D01/17

8-12 May

5 days

£50

  Please book

D02/17

22-26 May

5 days

£50

  Please book

D03/17

5-9 Jun

5 days

£50

  Please book

D04/17

12-16 Jun

5 days

£50

 

Please book

D05/17

19-23 Jun

5 days

£50

 

Please book

D06/17

26-30 Jun

5 days

£50

 

Please book

D07/17

10-14 Jul

5 days

£50

  Please book

D08/17

24-28 Jul

5 days

£50

  Please book

D09/17

31 Jul – 4 Aug

5 days

£50

  Please book

D10/17

7-11 Aug

5 days

£50

  Please book

D11/17

4-8 Sep

4 days

£50

 

Please book

D12/17

18-19 Sep

2 days

£30

  Please book

D12A/17

20/21 Sep

2 days

£30

  Please book

D13/17

25-29 Sep

5 days

£50

  Please book

D14/17

2-6 Oct

5 days

£50

  Please book

BETTER SAILING

Consolidating skills and trying new ones 

Course No:

Course Dates:

Duration:

Costs:

Remarks:

D15/17

2/3 May

2 days

£25

 

Please book

D16/17

5/6 Jun

2 days

£25

 

Please book

D17/17

3/4 Jul

2 days

£25

 

Please book

D18/17

11/12 Sep

2 days

£25

  Please book

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DINGHY ADVANCED COURSES

Which ADVANCED course is right for you?

 

SEAMANSHIP SKILLS
How to handle a boat in all circumstances and solve roblems afloat

DAY SAILING
Passage planning and decision making for small boat cruising

SPINNAKER SAILING
Everything you need to know about sailing with conventional or asymmetric spinnakers

RACING
Learning the fundamentals of racing and improving your racing technique and knowledge

PERFORMANCE SAILING
Improve your boat handling and confidence in performance dinghies

Assumed knowledge

Sailing skills to the standard of the Level 3 course

Skills and background knowledge to at least the standard of the Level 3 course

Sailing and background knowledge to the standard of the Level 3 course

Sailing skills to the tandard of the Level 2 course

Competent boat handling - probably at least one full season after completing Level 3

Minimum duration

2 days

2 days

2 days

2 days

2 days

Course content

Launching and recovering the boat in different circumstances, stopping, reducing sail, recovering a man overboard, anchoring

Preparing and planning for a day cruise, pilotage and decision making including adverse conditions

How to rig the boat, gybe and recover one type of spinnaker, either conventional or asymmetric. How to sail the best possible course downwind

All the skillsrequired to start Club racing including how to maximise your boat speed and outwit your opponents

Coaching to improve your sailing, primarily in two person boats with spinnakers

Ability after course

Able to handle a wide range of situations afloat

Able to plan and execute a cruise, depending on conditions

Able to use one type of spinnaker, conventional or asymmetric

Able to take part in Club racing in good conditions

Able to sail faster and more efficiently in all conditions

SEAMANSHIP

How to handle a boat in all circumstances and solve problems afloat

Course Number:

Course Dates:

Duration:

Costs:

 

Remarks:

D23/17

Demand led
Please contact the centre

2 days

£25

 

Please book

 

DAY SAILING

Passage planning and decision making for small boat cruising

Course Number:

Course Dates:

Duration:

Costs:

 

Remarks:

D24/17

1/2 Jun

2 days

£25

 

Please book

 

SAILING WITH SPINNAKERS

Everything you need to know about sailing with conventional or asymmetric spinnakers

Course Number:

Course Dates:

Duration:

Costs:

 

Remarks:

D19/17

4/5 May

2 days

£25

 

Please book

D20/17

7/8 Jun

2 days

£25

 

Please book

D21/17

5/6 Jul

2 days

£25

  Please book

D22/17

13/14 Sep

2 days

£25

  Please book
 

RACING

Introduction to racing at Club level

Course Number:

Course Dates:

Duration:

Costs:

 

Remarks:

D25/17

Demand led
Please contact the centre

2 days

 

 

Please book

 

PERFORMANCE

Improve your boat handling and confidence in performance dinghies

Course Number:

Course Dates:

Duration:

Costs:

 

Remarks:

D26/17

Demand led
Please contact the centre

2 days

£20

 

Please book

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CONVERSION COURSES

 

MULTI-HULL

2 day course designed for the monohull sailor who already has a sound knowledge of sailing and wishes to transfer their skills to a catamaran

KEEL BOAT

2 day course designed for the dinghy sailor who already has a sound knowledge of sailing and wishes to transfer their skills to a keel boat.

Assumed knowledge

Sailing and background knowledge to the standard of the Level 2 course

Sailing and background knowledge to the standard of the Level 2 course

Minimum duration

2 days

2 days

Course content

Rigging, launching, sailing in all directions. Capsize recovery and essential safety knowledge. Focusing on crew weight, aerodynamics and technique.

Introduction to the five essentials of sailing: Balance, Trim, centreplate, sail setting and course made good.

Ability after course

Able to sail at Catamaran and make decisions in good conditions

Sailing confidently without the instructor onboard; ready to skipper a keelboat on the sea in familiar waters and practice your new found skills!

MULTI-HULL

How to handle a catamaran on inshore waters

Course Number:

Course Dates:

Duration:

Costs:

Remarks:

D27/17

Demand led
Please contact the centre

2 days

£25

  Please book

 

KEEL BOAT

Setting sails and making way

Course Number:

Course Dates:

Duration:

Costs:

Remarks:

D28/17

Demand led
Please contact the centre

2 days

£25

  Please book

 

INSTRUCTOR TRAINING

Which Instructors course?

DINGHY INSTRUCTOR TRAINING 

Instructors teaching the National Sailing Scheme need to be qualified for the type of boat in which they teach, i.e dinghies, small keelboats or multihulls.

Role
The instructor is a competent, experienced sailor capable of sailing a training boat in strong winds and handling small powerboats. The instructor has been assessed as competent to teach adults and children, beginners and improvers. Although responsible for teaching individuals and small groups, the instructor has not been assessed as competent in running a sailing centre, and should always work under the supervision of an RYA Senior instructor (for dinghy and multihull courses) or the chief instructor of a keelboat training centre.

Eligibility
Prior to the course candidates must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Minimum age 18

  • Valid first aid certificate

  • RYA Powerboat Level 2 certificate

  • RYA Safe and Fun certificate

  • Pre-entry sailing assessment completed within 1 year prior to the instructor training course.

DINGHY INSTRUCTOR

Instructors teaching the National Sailing Scheme need to be qualified for the type of boat in which they teach, ie dinghies, small keelboats or multi-hulls.

Course Number:

Pre-entry assessment date

Course Dates

Duration:

Costs:

Remarks:

 

 

20-24 Mar

5 days

 

Held at RNSC, Whale Island. Contact Clive Grant for details at

11X-ASACoach@mod.uk

DI01/17

6 Oct

16-20 Oct

5 days

£50

 

Please book

INSTRUCTOR ENDORSEMENTS

To enable instructors to teach the National Sailing Scheme in keelboats or multi-hulls.

DI02/17

Keelboat

15/16 Mar

2 days

£25

   

DI03/17

Multi-hull

24/25 Jun

2 days

£25

   

ADVANCED INSTRUCTOR TRAINING

The advanced instructor is an experienced instructor with a wide background of sailing experience who has been trained to teach the
Performance Sailing and Sailing with Spinnakers courses.

Eligibility

Candidates must hold the RYA instructor certificate and will usually have recorded at least one season's experience of teaching sailing since qualifying. Candidates will be skilled to at least the level of the Performance Sailing and Sailing with Spinnakers courses and should have previous powerboat handling experience in a teaching environment.

NOTE: Membership of the RYA (or the National Governing Body for your boating activity in your country of residence) is required to qualify or revalidate as an RYA instructor.

Training
This is a two-day course covering the teaching a boat handling, the use of spinnakers and 5 essentials coaching to the required standard, as well as powerboat driving.

Assessment
Candidates will be assessed on a continuous basis afloat, and may be given a theory test. Upon successful completion of the course, the Coach/Assessor will sign their logbooks.

ADVANCED DINGHY INSTRUCTOR

To enable instructors to teach Performance Sailing and Sailing with Spinnakers

Course Number:

Course Dates:

 

Duration:

Costs:

Remarks:

D014/17

24-25 Jun

 

2 days

£25

 

SENIOR DINGHY INSTRUCTOR TRAINING

The Senior Instructor (SI) is an experienced instructor who has been assessed as competent to organise and manage courses within the
RYA's Sailing Scheme.

Senior Instructors are qualified to organise and control group sailing tuition and to supervise and assist instructors. SIs must be confident, competent managers, capable of organising groups of all ages and directing the work of their instructors.
An RYA recognised dinghy/keelboat/mulithull training centre must have a current SI as its Principal or chief sailing instructor, though a
Yachtmaster™ instructor may fulfil this role in a keelboat centre.

Eligibility
Candidates must first be an RYA dinghy instructor and must fulfil the following criteria prior to the SI course: Minimum age 18;
Dinghy Senior Instructor: At least two years intermittent or one year full time instructing since qualifying as an RYA Dinghy or
Multihull Instructor
Keelboat Senior Instructor: At least two years intermittent or one year full time instructing since qualifying as an RYA Keelboat
Instructor
RYA Safety Boat certificate* Valid first aid certificate
RYA Safe and Fun certificate
Signed recommendation from the Principal of an RYA recognised Training Centre (see G14/05)
Sailing ability to at least the standard of RYA Instructor (an assessment may be necessary if sailing ability cannot be adequately demonstrated during the training course).

DINGHY SENIOR INSTRUCTOR

The Senior Instructor (SI) is an experienced instructor who has been assessed as competent to organise and manage courses within the RYA's Sailing Scheme.

Course Number:

Course Dates:

 

Duration:

Costs:

Remarks:

 

22-28 Apr

 

7 days

 

Held at RNSC, Whale Island. Contact Clive Grant for details at 11X-ASACoach@mod.uk


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