Sailing is a fantastic and diverse sport, with activities to suit everyone. The RYA National Sailing Scheme has been designed to help you enjoy whichever aspect of the sport that appeals to you. All the courses in the Scheme can be taken in a dinghy, keelboat or multihull so you can have tuition in whatever type of boat you wish. Good Sailing!
Start Sailing Level 1 – getting afloat
An introduction to the sport, covering the minimum knowledge required to get afloat under supervision.
Basic Skills Level 2 – the foundations of the sport
Becoming a competent sailor in light winds
Completion of this course is the basis from which to develop your sailing.
Seamanship Skills – sail independently
How to handle a boat in all circumstances and solve problems afloat.
Day Sailing – go cruising
Passage planning and decision making for small boat cruising
Sailing with Spinnakers – kites course
Everything you need to know to sail modern three-sail boats
Start Racing – go club racing
The start line for enjoying club racing. All you need to know to get round the course
Performance Sailing – get coached and sail better
Improve your boat handling and confidence in performance boats.